Everyone wants a naturally straight smile, but unfortunately, very few people are born with perfect teeth. It is true that braces offer many cosmetic advantages, but there are greater benefits to wearing them than just having straight teeth. Because straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, they stay healthier and so do your gums.
At Burwell Dental we believe that straight teeth are a huge confidence booster. That’s why we offer a range of fixed and removable braces in Cambridge, suited to your individual needs and lifestyle. Metal braces are recommended for severe cases of misalignment and can be worn by kids and adults alike, while removable braces are very useful at moving either individual or groups of teeth and fixing moderately crooked teeth. Both types of braces come with advantages and offer many oral health benefits in addition to the cosmetic ones.
Health benefits of braces
Crooked, crowded and misaligned teeth can overlap and create tight spaces between them. These cavities can make brushing and flossing very challenging, allowing bacteria and plaque to build up, and eventually lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Braces help straighten your teeth and make it easier to brush and floss effectively.
Your teeth are an essential component in your mouth that facilitate speech. Crooked, crowded and overlapping teeth can seriously affect your ability to speak properly, and possibly cause embarrassment and frustration. Braces help your teeth move to their correct position for clarity of speech.
Last but not least, apart from oral health in particular, straight teeth can also improve your general health. Crooked and misaligned teeth can put too much pressure on the jaw, leading to bite issues as well as strained muscles and ligaments. Moreover, added pressure on certain teeth may eventually cause them to become loose, making them more vulnerable to chipping and breaking.Correcting your bite with braces can help to avoid or reduce the risk of these issues, thus contributing to your general well being.
Get in touch
If you are looking for braces in Cambridge, do not hesitate to contact Burwell Dental Surgery today. We will be happy to answer all your questions.