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The importance of correcting a crooked smile

Crooked teeth can affect the way you feel every time you talk, smile or laugh. They can affect your self-confidence and have a negative impact on your mental wellbeing. The longer you wait to address your dental issues, the greater impact it can have on your teeth and your overall health. Not only do crooked teeth affect the appearance of your smile, but they can cause complications and irreversible dental issues in the future. Uneven teeth are more prone to decay, disease and damage. If your teeth are not spaced neatly there is a greater chance of you developing tooth decay, gum disease, broken teeth or even bite disorders. If your teeth do not meet properly then your jaw may be misaligned; this can cause things such as an underbite, overbite or crossbite. All these things cause complex issues in the future, including chronic jaw pain. Bruxism, (grinding or clenching of the teeth), is also a problem for those with teeth that are misaligned or uneven.

Consult your orthodontist in Hampshire

Misalignment of the teeth often develops early in life when your adult teeth begin to emerge. If you do not visit the dentist on a regular basis and these issues are left uncorrected then this can result in a crooked smile. If you have teenage children then it is important to visit our orthodontist Hampshire as soon as all their adult teeth have emerged, so that they can identify any conditions which may cause complications later on in life. It is often that teenagers are the ones to receive orthodontic treatment, to be able to prevent alignment problems before they really cause damage, enabling young patients to enjoy a happy, healthy smile. Orthodontic treatment is also available for adults to straighten their smile; to address aesthetic issues affecting their teeth and promote better dental health for the rest of their lives.

Individually tailored treatment plans

You may have undergone orthodontic treatment when you were younger or this may be the first time that you have considered visiting our orthodontist Hampshire. Some patients that had a straight smile when they were younger may be affected by other dental issues as an adult and find that with time their smile may become crooked, wonky or not as straight as it used to be. All orthodontic conditions are unique and our orthodontist Hampshire can put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you, addressing any restorative dental needs prior to beginning orthodontic treatment.

There are various types of braces available for different orthodontic needs. Whether you have complex orthodontic requirements or mild to moderate misalignment of your teeth, our orthodontist Hampshire will be able to help you decide on the most suitable choice of treatment for you. You may require fixed orthodontic braces to address the misalignment of your teeth to create a neater, symmetrical smile. This can take between 12 months and a few years to achieve an aesthetically pleasing smile, with permanent results that can promote better dental health for life. If you have mild or moderate orthodontic issues then you may wish to speak about removable aligners to address your dental needs. Speak to our orthodontist today to find out more.


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