We all understand how important it is to visit the dentist for regular check-ups, but very few people are aware of the benefits of orthodontic treatment. Where common dental problems, such as cavities and plaque, are cared for by regular dentists, more complicated problems concerning teeth alignment and the positioning of the jaw can only be treated by an orthodontist.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, DrEmma Lang and DrSarah Neal, are specialists in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of crooked teeth and bite issues. While you may not consider these as serious health issues, consulting an orthodontist in Harley Street will help you not only improve your smile, but also decrease the risk of dental health problems associated with crooked teeth, such as gum disease and tooth decay.
Here are some good reasons why you should see an orthodontist in Harley Street:
Physical and psychological benefits
Your smile is one of your most important features. It is the first thing we notice when we greet someone and the last thing we remember when we say goodbye. Having confidence in your teeth can boost your self-esteem and change your life for the better. A straight, beautiful smile will help you radiate confidence and reduce teeth-induced stress.
In addition to the psychological benefits orthodontic treatment can offer, a straight smile means that your teeth will be easier to clean and your gums will stay healthy. Crooked, overcrowded, misaligned and protruding teeth can cause speech, breathing and chewing difficulties, and it can be almost impossible to clean such teeth properly. An orthodontist can help you move your teeth in the right positions and maintain an optimal oral hygiene.
Orthodontic treatments to suit your lifestyle
Orthodontic treatment has come a long way since the days of bulky metal braces, bands and unattractive head gears. Modern orthodontic devices are designed to be as lightweight, discreet and comfortable as possible, so that patients can get on with their lives without any major discomfort. While braces are still an effective and widespread teeth straightening method, modern orthodontic treatment options include lingual braces, clear braces and clear aligners. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we offer a wide range of discreet teeth straightening systems for adults such as Invisalign and porcelain braces.