Orthodontic treatment is about making the best of your mouth; it’s about improving the harmony of your teeth and jaws. Once you can bite together correctly, you can eat more comfortably and care for your teeth and gums more easily – and your smile will benefit immensely too!
Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry concerned with the growth and development of the teeth and jaws. It also deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Crooked or overcrowded teeth can cause a variety of problems, including tooth decay, gum disease and damage to jaw joints. An attractive smile and improved self-image is just one of the benefits of orthodontic treatment.
People often ask us “Why do I need braces?” or “What are the benefits that make the cost and time worthwhile?”
We have prepared the following list of benefits that patients derive from orthodontic treatment, as documented in scientific studies and from our personal experiences.
A great smile always gives a great first impression!
Our smiles are a big part of our identity and how we are perceived by our peers. Improving your smile is one of the most valuable investments you can make to improve your overall appearance and self image.
Physiological Benefits – A healthy mouth for life
- Orthodontically corrected teeth are less prone to chipping and wear
- Well aligned teeth are easier to clean, and less likely to decay
- Ideally positioned teeth lessen the chance of gingivitis, recession, and gum disease
- A good bite results in less strain on jaw muscles/joints
- Better chewing and food digestion
- Ability to close spaces and avoid the need for bridges or implants
- Increased confidence
- Improved self-acceptance and well being
- Enhanced attractiveness
Improvements in overall dental health (teeth and gums), frequently result in lower dental care costs, in total, over a lifetime.
When is the right time for braces?
Patients with orthodontic problems can benefit from treatment at almost any age and it is important to realise that there is no age limit! Here at City Bridge with modern techniques and virtually invisible braces, an increasing number of adults are looking to orthodontic treatment to correct their teeth and improve their smiles.
Visit us for your complimentary consultation!
Our Winchester orthodontics consultations are a great way for you to visit our practice, meet the team and discuss what we can offer. If you are considering orthodontics in Winchester, Southampton or the wider Hampshire area, click the link below to book your your complimentary Winchester Orthodontics Consultation.