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Think invisible braces are all about appearances? Five health benefits of orthodontics as an adult

As an adult, a fair number of day to day encounters depend on your appearance. Meaning, if you look professional, people are more likely to take you seriously and trust your opinion in a business meeting.

However, it has been found that if you have crooked, yellow or misaligned teeth, people are less likely to trust you, listen to your opinion or want to spend time with you; far from fair! Despite the multiple times such things have been supported by research, not so many people in the UK are eager to approach a dentist for a cosmetic solution to their dental woes. Preferring to buy a new suit, many British people do not see the point of undertaking orthodontics as adults and settle for a new outfit!

At Winchester Orthodontics, our orthodontist in Hampshire is, of course, eager to help you improve your professional and personal life by helping you obtain a straighter set of teeth. Our team is also aware of the many health benefits that accompany braces or aligners in adults; therefore, you can feel confident that when you opt for cosmetic braces that there is more to gain than a straighter smile!

But what are the health benefits to allowing our orthodontist in Hampshire fit you with an adult brace?

Fewer gastrointestinal issues

Misaligned teeth can cause issues with chewing and grinding of food.

Food that has not been properly ground down and chewed is harder to digest, which can lead to issues with acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion. As many adult braces can help with realignment of your teeth, your food is ground down properly, allowing for a smoother transition into the stomach.

Better nutrition

Similar to the point above, if larger pieces of food meet the stomach, they are not only more difficult to break down, but it is harder for the stomach to extract the energy from the food successfully.

Alongside causing a lot of stomach pain and bloating, incorrectly chewed food is more likely to simply pass through the stomach, without all of its nutrition being absorbed. Straighter teeth equate to better chewing, better chewing equates to overall improved levels of nutrition.

Better oral health

Straighter teeth are easier to clean successfully; this is a fact.

When your teeth are being straightened by our orthodontist in Hampshire, you will be able to reach more areas in your mouth, allowing for more plaque and bacteria removal.

No more headaches

If you have crooked teeth, you are probably grinding your teeth during the night, as they do not fit together properly. This can cause headaches, migraines and create pressure in your back.

Straightening your teeth will alleviate these issues and eradicate those nuisance morning headaches!

Better sleep

With the teeth grinding and acid reflux you are likely to have with misaligned teeth, it is unlikely that you are getting those much needed forty winks!

Straightening your teeth will result in improved levels of sleep, due to reduction in many of the associated health issues with misaligned teeth.


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