Few of us are fortunate enough to have really straight teeth, in fact it has been suggested that at least a third of all adults would benefit from having their teeth straightened. There are many reasons why our adult teeth do not grow evenly. Childhood habits such as thumb sucking as your adult teeth are growing can cause problems with your bite.
The good news for many adults is that being the proud owner of a straighter smile can be achieved. Because of the new technologies that are available to make braces, it is no longer necessary to put up with badly aligned and crooked teeth. Having your teeth straightened makes good sense: as well as making you feel more confident, straight teeth are generally much easier to care for, and can improve the appearance of your face as well as your teeth.
Tell me more about having braces in Essex
If you are thinking about having braces, you will need to be aware of the need to take extra care of your teeth throughout the treatment. Deciding to have your teeth straightened can be a big commitment in terms of time and effort. Depending on the type of braces your dentist recommends, you may need to have regular appointments for the braces to be adjusted.
If you have opted for a removable brace, you will need to make sure that you wear the aligners for a minimum of 20hours each day. This means that you should only remove the retainers to eat and to clean your teeth. Whichever type of brace you wear, you will need to pay extra attention to your oral health routine. If you neglect this, you may end up with stains or marks on your teeth or problems with your gums.
It’s time for that grown-up smile now
If the idea of traditional train-track braces is the reason that you have never considered having your teeth straightened in the past, you will see that there is no reason to live with crooked teeth any longer. Many adults are now embracing the chance to have a smile to be proud of and choosing to have straighter teeth now. To find out more about braces, Essex dentists Simply teeth can tell you everything you need to know.