There is a famous short video online called ‘Mind the gap’ showcasing the famous actor Willem Dafoe talking about the gaps in his teeth and how he would never have them corrected, even though he can easily afford to.
However, in daily life away from Hollywood, having gaps in your teeth can be very problematic, even if those gaps are minor. And while it can be easy to brush off these issues as being nothing more than a slight inconvenience, the reality is that if they are left unchecked, they can cause a few problems with your oral health.
Therefore, if you are fed up with the gaps in your teeth, or want a new look to your smile, contact our team at Elegance Dental today about Invisalign Hertfordshire.
So, what are the signs that you need to undertake orthodontic treatment like Invisalign Hertfordshire? Read on to find out!
Crowded or Crooked Teeth
If your teeth are crowded or crooked, you may benefit from orthodontic treatment. The severity of the crowded or crooked teeth will play a part in deciding whether Invisalign Hertfordshire is best for you. Remember that crowded teeth are difficult to clean properly and this can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, an uneven wear on your teeth, and can affect your bite.
A misaligned bite can cause several issues, including pain and discomfort, difficulty chewing, and speech problems. If you experience any of these dental symptoms, it may be time to consult our team. Common bite issues include an overbite, underbite, and crossbite.
Jaw Pain or Clicking
If you experience jaw pain or clicking when you open your mouth, you may have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Our orthodontist can evaluate your condition and recommend treatment to alleviate your pain and improve your jaw function. While invisible aligners may be a later part of the plan to alleviate TMJ, for most people, they are important for giving that final look a gloss.
Difficulty Cleaning Teeth
If you have gaps or spaces between your teeth, or if you have misaligned teeth, it can be challenging to clean them properly. Food particles and plaque can accumulate in these spaces, leading to tooth decay, gum disease, and a lot of frustration at having to have a new filling fitted every time you attend a check-up, even with the most diligent hygiene regime. Orthodontic treatment can close these gaps and make it easier to clean your teeth, and thus, you will have a reduction in cavities and issues with your gums.
If your teeth are misaligned or crowded, it can put undue pressure on your gums, causing them to recede. Gum recession can expose the sensitive roots of your teeth and increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and even infections. Orthodontic treatment can alleviate this pressure and improve your gum health, and also give you a great-looking smile at the same time! Great stuff!
You Are Self-Consciousness About Your Smile
If you are self-conscious about your smile, orthodontic treatment can definitely improve your confidence and self-esteem. Crooked or crowded teeth can make you feel embarrassed and reluctant to smile in group settings, which can cause a feeling of isolation. Orthodontic treatment can straighten your teeth and give you a smile you have always wanted.
So, if you would like to learn more about braces, aligners, and other orthodontic options that we have, call our team at Elegance Dental today!