Cosmetic braces: more than just aesthetic benefits

Cosmetic braces come with more than just aesthetic benefits. At Burwell Dental Surgery in Cambridge we are always keen to point out the additional health benefits to be gained from teeth straightening treatment at any age.

cosmetic-bracesAlthough most of the adult patients who come into our Cambridge practice on a quest for straighter teeth are primarily driven by cosmetic concerns – dissatisfaction with the current appearance of their smile because of crowded, crooked, or otherwise misaligned teeth – they will also enjoy improved oral health by choosing treatment with braces.

At our Cambridge dental practice we use the popular Six Month Smiles system of cosmetic braces, which are designed to act gently and rapidly on the social six front teeth – those that show when you smile. We’ve found that is usually these teeth adult patients are concerned about.

By using braces of any form to straighten your teeth, you make them easier to clean. Reducing awkward gaps where food particles can become trapped and dental plaque can start to build up will reduce your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay – both leading causes of tooth loss. Of course, you still need to be fastidious in your dental hygiene routine at home, and must visit your dentist and hygienist on a regular basis. If you do so, braces can help to improve your oral health.

Teeth straightening can also improve your general health, as gum disease has been linked to a number of conditions including heart and lung disease in numerous studies, whilst tooth loss can make it hard to eat a healthy diet and obtain the nutrition necessary for a healthy body and mind.

Cambridge cosmetic braces

Six Month Smiles braces, as the name indicates, work in an average time of half a year. They work so quickly because of their focus on the front teeth, and also use lower forces than standard braces, meaning that treatment is more comfortable.

These appliances comprise clear and tooth-coloured parts, so blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth. Most people won’t immediately notice you are wearing them.

Anyone interested in Six Month Smiles should come to our Cambridge clinic for a consultation.