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  • Wentworth Avenue
  • Slough
  • Berkshire
  • SL2 2DG


  • Wentworth Avenue
  • Slough
  • Berkshire
  • SL2 2DG
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Why Straighten Your Teeth?

5th January 2015

Improved Appearance

The most obvious answer is to help improve appearance. In fact an attractive smile can be a great asset, and can help improve self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as self-image. These are all important qualities at any age and can positively impact a person’s personal and business life. A study carried out a few years ago shows that many people are more likely to remember someone perceived as having an attractive smile, while other research has shown smiling can be good for your health, but it isn’t always easy to smile if you don’t feel super confident about the appearance of your teeth.

If you often find yourself covering up your mouth when laughing or talking, it might be worthwhile investigating braces. The correct orthodontic care not only improves the look of teeth, but might also help overall facial appearance through ensuring features are correctly proportioned.

Improved Tooth Function

But this is not the only reason for thinking about having orthodontic treatment such as Six Months Smiles in Slough. Straighter teeth are able to function more correctly. If your teeth are wonky or out of alignment then you might be biting down on one or more teeth before the rest. This creates additional strain and stress on these teeth, and can lead to them wearing down before the rest of your teeth, or perhaps chipping or even fracturing. It also places more stress on your gums and the bones surrounding your teeth. Over time it’s possible that misaligned teeth can even affect the jaw joints, called the temporomandibular joints. This can lead to a problem called TMD that can cause chronic headaches or facial or neck pain. Teeth that are correctly aligned will be able to bite together properly and will wear evenly, and you’ll find it easier to chew your food and to speak clearly.

Better Dental Health

This is a really good reason for having orthodontic treatment, as straighter teeth are much easier to keep clean, and are less likely to become decayed as you’ll be able to brush and floss more thoroughly. In addition your gums can be healthier, and will be less likely to develop gum disease which is one of the most common causes of tooth loss in the world. You’ll also be less at risk of tooth injury, as protruding teeth are more likely to be broken or chipped in an accident.

Modern Braces Are Virtually Invisible

In the past many adults were put off having orthodontic treatment due to the lack of choice. After all who wants to wear highly visible metal braces during lengthy orthodontic treatment? Nowadays that doesn’t have to be the case, as a system such as Six Months Smiles in Slough, can gently and invisibly straighten teeth in as little as six months. Treatment is very versatile, and uses clear brackets and tooth coloured wires to gently move teeth into their new positions. Lots of people will be suitable for treatment, but the best way to find out for sure is to visit Dr Jaswinder Gill. Dr Gill is an accredited Six Month Smiles provider, as well as being one of just four UK Clinical Instructors for Six Month Smiles.

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