Clearing the Tracks to That Picture Perfect Smile

Clearing the Tracks to That Picture Perfect Smile

Many people simply want to want to feel better about themselves, but there are many health benefits as to why people would choose braces in Sydney CBD.

Not only do teeth last longer when they are straight due to there being a lack of unnecessary pressure on a part or whole tooth, they are also less susceptible to tooth decay as the whole tooth can be reached with a toothbrush and floss.

Many teeth that are crooked or a cramped smile may suffer from a buildup of plaque as some areas are very hard to reach and this can lead to a whole host of problems including gum disease and subsequently, can lead to heart disease as well.

Below one can find a discussion on the different types of popular choices available to patients today.

The clear correction option

Some patients find they may have relatively straight teeth but their bite may be improper, causing them issues with chewing and speaking and potentially wearing down their teeth faster than they should, resulting in poor oral health later in life.

The way a bite is assessed to be improper or proper is down to how the top and bottom teeth line up against one another. It is important to correct this bite and should be done sooner rather than later in order to eliminate the potential for complications later on in life.

After impressions, x-rays, examinations and a course of action is decided between dentist and patient, treatment can commence where brackets are fixed onto certain teeth and wires are clipped onto them that move teeth into the desired position.

An invisible option can mean either teeth coloured brackets and wires or attachment being placed on the back of teeth.

Although it is crucial that a patient regularly visits their dentist in order to adjust the wires to continue the treatment, they will benefit from the teeth position that they have attained being permanently retained. Their teeth won’t move back after the procedure is over.

What other solutions are there?

Woman showing her braces

There are also options that suit people who have less complex structural issues and wish to straighten their teeth in a discrete way in the shortest amount of time.

There are clear, removable aligners available that may be perfectly suited to such individuals. An open discussion between dentist and patient will enlighten the patient to their emotions and the life benefits that come with having straighter teeth.

Aligners may be more comfortable than the traditional option that includes brackets and wires, as less force is applied and there is no risk of sores or cuts in the mouth cause by wires or metal parts.

People can work with this treatment when it suits them, allowing it to fit into a busy lifestyle. So by investing in this long-term solution, an individual is investing in their oral health for the future.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner