Braces have loads of benefits besides giving people an attractive smile they can’t wait to show off. It seems, when one looks at all the smiles in Camden, that people are realising that straighter teeth last longer than crooked ones.
Thanks to many innovations in the materials and techniques used in dentistry over the past couple of decades, more and more adults are choosing to get their teeth straightened with braces in Camden. They are available from great local dentists, such as Ace Dental.
But why bother with braces in Camden? Let’s take a look at all the reasons why it makes sense to get braces at any age.
Teeth for life
Modern dentistry is all about helping patients hang on to their natural teeth for as long as possible, and braces play an important part in this.
When the teeth are properly lined up, they last a lot longer.
Easier to clean
Brushing and flossing are easier and more effective with well aligned teeth because there are far fewer nooks and crannies in which plaque; that sticky film of bacteria, can build up. Plaque hardens into tartar, and the bacteria, which feed on the sugars in our mouths, give off an acid that decays teeth and inflames gums, both of which can lead to serious issues.
Even chewing pressure
When the teeth are well aligned, they work as a team to bear the pressures of biting and chewing, rather than just a few taking the brunt. In an adult male, chewing pressure can be as much as 97kg or 200lbs, and when that is bearing down on just a few teeth, they will crumble away after a while, and have to be replaced. Distribute that pressure all along the arch and there’s a much better chance of hanging on to every tooth.
When only some teeth take all the pressure, it can lead to problems and pain in the jaw joint, the neck, the head and the shoulders. Jaws can hurt and click; headaches and migraines can ensue. These problems can all be reduced or even eliminated when the teeth are well aligned.