Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in recent years and now there are more benefits than ever to approaching your dentist for cosmetic treatment.
Unlike most cosmetic surgeries or treatments, dental cosmetics can also resolve issues caused by having less than perfectly straight teeth, such as oral grinding or bruxism. This means that when you visit your dentist for cosmetic dental work, you may be killing two birds with one stone!
One of the most popular areas in the world of cosmetic dentistry is that of adult orthodontics. Anyone who has ever had braces as a child is aware of how a brace can correct misalignment problems, making this a perfect solution for adults who have a misaligned smile and who grind their teeth at night.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we can offer a wide range of adult orthodontic options, that will straighten your teeth to give you an amazing looking, and correctly functioning, smile. Everything from traditional aligners to Invisalign in Harley Street, our team will decide which treatment is best suited to your individual dental requirements.
But how can having Invisalign in Harley Street correct physical health issues? Isn’t it just a cosmetic brace?
It will give you better oral health
Any dental professional will tell you that a set of straight teeth are easier to clean.
If you have misaligned, protruding or gaps between your teeth, then it is likely that certain areas are being missed in your daily dental routine.
When you choose Invisalign in Harley Street, these braces will correct any misalignment or protrusions, giving you a set of perfectly straight teeth that are easier to clean and maintain.
It will reduce headaches
Revisiting night-time bruxism and grinding, both of these issues are caused by teeth not sitting together correctly as you sleep, which can cause you to grind your jaws together.
Come morning, it is likely that you will have a sore throat and a very bad headache!
Realigning your teeth will minimise night-time bruxism and reduce associated headaches, shoulder pain, and migraines.
It will help you sleep
Having a misaligned set of teeth can cause poorer sleep, thanks to issues with bruxism or oral grinding.
If you have crooked or misaligned teeth and are having issues with your sleep, it may be time to ask your dentist if you can try an invisible aligner! What’s the worst that could happen?
It will resolve digestive issues
We often forget that our teeth and our mouths are the first part of our digestive system.
Chewing food with teeth that do not fit well can cause larger pieces of food to reach the stomach, resulting in or exacerbating conditions like acid reflux, heartburn, and indigestion. Wearing any kind of aligner may result in helping you chew your food more thoroughly, leading to fewer digestive issues.
It will boost your confidence
Invisible braces are discreet, and so, you can undertake a cosmetic orthodontic procedure that will not attract stares from strangers or colleagues – now that’s a confidence booster!