The National Health Executive has reported that healthcare services in the city of Manchester are improving, but there’s still a lot to do. When it comes to your teeth, you can help yourself by making sure you visit a dentist regularly. Did you know that a National Smile Month survey revealed that a quarter of adults in the UK haven’t visited a dentist in the past 2 years?
However, it’s not just check-ups to remove traces of tooth decay and gum disease that a dentist can help you with – tooth straightening can have a significant effect; not just on the aesthetic state of your smile, but on your overall health too.
Straighter teeth are healthier teeth
Teeth which are in straight alignment are less likely to cause you bite problems. If you’re suffering from headaches or jaw pain, it may because you have an uneven bite. This also means that the impact from chewing is not distributed evenly in your mouth and some of your teeth will wear down quicker than others.
Straight teeth also present a reduced risk of tooth decay. This is because it’s easy to see and brush all the surfaces of straight teeth. There are no hidden surfaces as a result of an overlap. If you’d like straighter teeth for aesthetic reasons and to improve your oral health, please get in touch with our Manchester-based orthodontist, here at the Heaton Mersey Dental practice.
We offer a number of different types of braces and, upon examination, our orthodontist will be able to advise you on which type of braces might improve the alignment of your teeth in the quickest and most comfortable manner. Here are the different options we offer:
Fixed braces are the most traditional style of braces. They consist of metal or translucent brackets bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth with a wire threaded through them. The wire will be periodically tightened during the treatment period to ensure your teeth are pulled into position gently and efficiently.
Six Month Smiles
Six Months Smiles are best known for their very short treatment period. They work in the same way as fixed braces, but brackets are only bonded to the front ‘social 6’ teeth. They are ideal for patients whose malalignment problems are all at the front of the mouth.
Damon braces are self-litigating. this means that instead of having wires tightened by your orthodontist, the braces will adjust the positioning and pressure on your teeth when required.
Widely known as the most discreet type of braces, Invisalign braces consist of translucent and removable thermoplastic aligner trays which are custom made to fit over the top and bottom of your teeth. They’re almost invisible and will be taken out before eating or brushing.
All of the braces we offer from our Manchester orthodontist practice will make your teeth straighter and give you a more beautiful smile. To learn more about the types of braces that could give you a fully restored smile before the end of the year, please book yourself in for a consultation.