Are you worried about needing orthodontic work? 5 top reasons to say yes to braces in Colchester with Hello Dental

It can come as a bolt from the blue; you have gone for your dental check-up and your dentist tells you that you need braces to straighten your teeth. Before you have even left the dental parking lot, you may have already decided that having braces in Colchester is a bad idea and may even be pondering how bad slightly crooked teeth can really be?

Braces in ColchesterAt Hello Dental, we want to help you achieve the perfectly straight, photogenic smile you deserve, and are proud to be able to offer our patients the most modern and accelerated treatments with braces in Colchester.

What are the other advantages of saying yes to braces in Colchester? Read on to find out!

Improved dental hygiene

It goes without saying that properly aligned teeth are easier to clean; even if you are an enthusiastic cleaner, if your teeth are slightly crooked, crowded or protruding, you are likely to be missing spots with your daily dental routine.

This can of course lead to bacteria accumulation, which in turn, can exacerbate the chances of gum disease, cavities and tooth decay.

Helps speech problems

Lisps, stammering and stuttering are all recognised speech problems which can be associated with misaligned teeth.

Even if you don’t have a noticeable speech issue, the position of your teeth can impact on your tongue movement, and thus, your pronunciation and vocal inflections.

Stops bone erosion

Teeth that are misaligned, or have natural gapping, put excess pressure on your jawbone to hold everything in place.

Although your jawbone is usually able to keep your teeth where they need to be, they also rely on correct root positioning and gums to help them achieve this. If your teeth are crooked, it is likely the roots are too, meaning less support for the jaw.

This can cause both bone and gum tissues to erode, causing a knock-on effect to surrounding teeth. Aligners can help keep your teeth in their natural position and offer support to your jawbone.

Better digestive health

Your mouth is the first part of your digestive system and when you are chewing food with slightly crooked or misaligned teeth, it is very unlikely you are breaking it down thoroughly enough.

When this food meets your stomach, it can be harder to digest and can cause issues such as bloating, acid reflux and even malabsorption of nutrients.

Straighter teeth have been found to be better at breaking down food and have been linked to better digestive health and lower rates of malnutrition and malabsorption.


And of course, once your orthodontic work is complete, your confidence will soar; you will have perfectly straight, symmetrical teeth to show off to the world.

The best part? They will last you a lifetime and you will have that gorgeous smile you deserve.

Contact a member of our friendly reception team today to book your free orthodontic consultation.