Going to the dentist can be hard for a lot of people and for some wearing braces is an even more daunting prospect. However, having a beautiful and straight smile can do wonders for self-esteem and oral health. Luckily, metal braces are no longer the only option available when it comes to teeth straightening.
Braces in Barnsley offer more benefits than aesthetics. Most people have very little idea about the health problems that irregular bites or crowded teeth can create. They include jaw pain, gum disease, headaches, tooth grinding, and inflammation. These problems can be alleviated by wearing braces provided by PDC Dental.
Say goodbye to gum disease
Gum disease is causes trouble, especially if left untreated for a prolonged period of time. People with crooked, overcrowded and misaligned teeth are prone to gum disease due to bacteria hiding in between crevices in their teeth. Braces in Barnsley can help space teeth out properly so they can have an easier time brushing and flossing properly.
Protruding and misaligned teeth are prone to accidents. Braces can help overcome these issues and prevent injuries from accidents related to misaligned teeth. Moreover, an irregular bite can put uneven strain on the teeth, which some bearing more stress than others and therefore wearing out more rapidly.
Eat more effectively
As well as increasing their confidence and self-image, having straight teeth can make eating food easier. Misaligned teeth can make it harder to bite and chew, so that food gets swallowed in chunks rather than as a paste, which can lead to digestive problems. Teeth straightening can help improve eating issues considerably.
Another important health benefit of braces is speech improvement. Certain dental conditions are responsible for lisps and speech problems. Crooked and misaligned teeth can make the pronunciation of specific sounds harder or even impossible.
No more headaches
Poorly aligned teeth and jaws are responsible for chronic headaches, back and neck pain as well as TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), a condition affecting the jaw joint. Moreover, misaligned teeth ease the development of bad habits such as sleep apnoea and tooth grinding, both of which can have a negative impact on a patient’s health in the long run.