Improving Your Self Confidence With a Straighter Smile

Crooked teeth can affect the way you feel about your smile. It can have a negative impact on your self-confidence and you may find that despite maintaining a good oral hygiene routine and keeping your teeth clean, you are still prone to dental issues in comparison to those with neatly aligned teeth. This is because crooked teeth provide a better environment for bacteria and plaque to thrive. There are more hard-to-reach areas which your brush or floss may not be able to get into and this results in the build-up of unwanted bacteria in your mouth resulting in the formation of plaque leading to the development of tartar on your teeth. Plaque and tartar have a serious detrimental effect on your teeth and gums, therefore, if you have crooked or wonky teeth it is important that you visit your dental Coorparoo more regularly. Not only to remove excess plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, but also to allow your dentist to identify any dental issues early on before they can develop and have irreversible effects on your teeth. 

Fixed orthodontic braces 
If you would like to address the misalignment issues of your teeth then you need to find out about the different teeth straightening options that are available at your dentist. If you have complicated orthodontic issues then you should speak to them and find out about fixed orthodontic braces. These consist of metal brackets and wires which are attached to the surface of your teeth and are designed to pull your teeth into a neater formation. Depending on the extent of misalignment, traditional orthodontic braces can take between six months up to a few years to correct the issues that are affecting your teeth. As your teeth are moved over a gradual process the results can be permanent if you maintain a good oral hygiene routine, visit your dentist on a regular basis and use a retainer to prevent your teeth from slipping into their original positions. 

If you have a mild or moderate misalignment of your teeth then you may wish to find out about Invisalign at your dental practice. Invisalign is a modern and discreet method of teeth straightening. It is an excellent alternative for those who are reluctant about having fixed braces for teeth straightening. Instead, Invisalign uses clear thermoplastic aligners which are highly subtle and can be placed in your mouth and taken out as necessary. Invisalign is excellent for teeth straightening and depending on the extent of misalignment that you begin with, results can be achieved in as little as three months up to a year. Again by maintaining a good oral hygiene routine, visiting the dentist on a regular basis and using a retainer, teeth straightening with Invisalign can provide a permanent solution for the misalignment issues of your teeth. Speak to your dentist and find out more about the different teeth straightening options that are available at your dental practice and let your dentist help you decide on the most suitable treatment for yourself. 

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