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The effects of crooked teeth on oral health and well-being and why treatment from your London dentist is so important


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Crooked teeth are one of the most common dental problems in the United Kingdom. Despite its prevalence, it can also be one of the most distressing dental problems, often requiring years of treatment to correct.

There is a common misconception that nothing can be done to treat crooked teeth as an adult, as many people believe that braces and other related treatment is meant solely for children and teenagers. They may feel that they have ‘already missed the boat’ by the time they have reached their adult years and therefore do not pursue any orthodontic treatment. This is unfortunate, as crooked teeth not only affect the aesthetics of your smile, but can also be detrimental to general oral health and wellbeing for a number of reasons:

  • A person’s bite may not function as well as it should.
  • Crooked teeth may serve to hinder proper cleanliness/oral health, which could potentially lead to infections and dental hygiene issues.
  • A person’s self confidence, self-esteem and general mental wellbeing may be affected by crooked teeth.

With such a wide range of problems caused by crooked teeth, it is surprising that more people in London do not seek treatment. As previously mentioned, this is largely due to the attitude that has surrounded orthodontic dental treatment over the years. However, the majority of people fail to realise that dentistry has come a long way and a number of treatments are now available, which are tailored to suit their individual needs.

Those who have been deterred from seeking treatment for crooked teeth, due to lengthy and unsightly brace treatments, now have the option of much quicker and more discreet treatments. Braces such as ‘Six Month Smiles’ and the ‘Damon Brace System’ can deliver impressive results in a fraction of time. As the treatments for crooked teeth continue to improve, patients will be able to both treat the aesthetics of their smile, while ensuring they are in the best of oral health.


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