The benefits of having teeth straightened with braces are many:
- Straighter teeth are healthier teeth because there are fewer nooks and crannies for bacteria to build up in and cause tooth decay and gum disease;
- Straighter teeth are also easier to keep clean, as getting the brush and floss into the gaps between teeth isn’t as challenging;
- If having straighter teeth means that you feel happier with your appearance, then your self-esteem will rise, creating an overall feeling of wellbeing;
- If having straighter teeth means that you smile more, this can have huge implications for your wellbeing and your interactions with others. Smiling releases a cascade of happiness chemicals from your brain, such as dopamine and serotonin. Smiling when you are with others gives them the impression that you are open and trustworthy, meaning they are more likely to want to help you and be around you. This can open all kinds of doors personally and professionally.
So, there’s no disputing that braces can have some very positive life benefits. So why do so many people approach teeth straightening treatment with fear and dread? Adults are particularly resistant to wearing fixed metal braces over their teeth and it’s understandable why – getting called ‘brace face’ when you are an awkward 16-year-old is bad enough, as a responsible 32-year-old it’s just downright embarrassing.
This is where clear braces in Buckinghamshire come in. Here at Garden View Dental Care, we offer teeth straightening treatment with discreet braces. Six Month Smiles are fixed braces that are attached to the front of the teeth but because the brackets are ceramic, and the wires are coated with a tooth-coloured material, they blend into your teeth, rather than stand out from them. They only work on the front six teeth – the social six that show when you smile – but it because of this that they also work so quickly. Treatment takes between 4-9 months.
You may also be suitable for clear, removable aligners that are even harder to spot, so you can go about your daily life as usual. Come into see us here at Garden View and find out which clear braces in Buckinghamshire are right for you.