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Orthodontics – The art and science of straightening teeth and the benefits of having ‘straighter’ teeth

June 29, 2015


6 facts about orthodontics:



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Benefits of straighter teeth:


Many people believe that having orthodontic treatment will only improve their appearance, but a straighter smile will not only improve your self confidence but will also improve your oral health and function.


  1. The main reason people seek orthodontic treatment is for a much more attractive smile. Smiling with an improved smile increases self-confidence and will have a huge impact on how others perceive you.
  2. Another benefit of straighter teeth is to improve oral health. Crooked teeth can be difficult to keep clean as it can be a lot harder to get your toothbrush and floss in between the teeth that overlap. This can lead to a build up of tartar and bacteria, causing gum disease and tooth decay.
  3. Straightening your teeth can improve day to day tasks such as eating. Problems with your bite such as front teeth sticking out, teeth biting the wrong way around and teeth not biting together at all can effect the way you chew food. Food can also get trapped in between any gaps in your teeth and may not be fully removed when cleaning. An improved bite and straighter teeth can lead to an improvement in your chewing ability.


If you would like to book a consultation appointment with Ansa, our Specialist Orthodontist, please call reception.  Ansa is available on a Saturday and a Thursday or Friday.


Article written by Dr Ansa Akram – Specialist Orthodontist


June 2015


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