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new year new smile braces

For most people a fresh start to the year is always a great idea, so that they can start a diet or quit smoking. If that is the case, why not start it with braces. If you have crooked or gappy teeth you may want to consider fixing your teeth as a new years resolution. Continue reading this blog to find out the benefits of choosing braces!


Other than the most obvious point being straight teeth, braces can bring other advantages:

  • They reduce the risk of developing gum disease. Cleaning your teeth is an important part of your day, especially if you have braces.  Straight teeth mean that it is easier for you to clean hence reducing the risk of gum disease.
  • They help with digestion. When you have braces your teeth are being straightened, which means that you will be able to chew food with ease. We would aim to improve the occlusion of your bite, resulting in the ability to chew food into smaller, easier to digest pieces.
  • They can improve/fix your bite. If you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite etc, the cause is due to a misaligned jaw. Braces gradually move your teeth into place, so that your top and bottom teeth meet and create an improved bite. Depending on the severity of your case, you may not need surgery to fix a misaligned jaw.


Which Braces are Right For Me?

Now you know the benefits of wearing braces, it’s time to find out about some of the braces we have available and which will benefit you the most.


Traditional Braces - These are fixed, adjustable braces that offer a quick straightening process for crowded teeth. They can, along with Ceramic braces and Lingual braces, fix a crossbite.


Invisalign - Invisalign are removable clear plastic aligners. They are made to fit your mouth and gradually move your teeth into place. They are a great option to straighten your teeth and can also help fix an overbite.


Functional Braces - These types of braces are another method of straightening that can fix the more severe of cases. For example a deep overbite and underbite or protruding teeth.