Orthodontist South Croydon
Looking for straight teeth and a beautfil smile? Book a free consultation at Mayfield Dental.
We provide orthodontic treatments for children, teenagers and adults.
Why are straight teeth important?
It’s important for you to have straight teeth for 2 main reasons:
1. Straight teeth are healthier
2. Having a straight smile looks better and makes us look and feel more confident
Why are straight teeth healthier than uneven, gapped or crooked teeth?
The main reason that straight teeth are healthier is because they’re much easier to clean.
This means that food is less likely to get trapped between them which reduces your chances of rdecay and gum disease.
Evenly-spaced teeth are also more effective for biting and chewing food with pressure evenly distributed across the teeth. Where teeth are uneven, specific areas are often subjected to much more pressure and this can lead to fractures, broken teeth and side effects like jaw pain and headaches.
What kinds of issues can orthodontic treatment help?
Orthodontic treatment is extremely effective for people experiencing the following issues:
> Overcrowded teeth
> Gaps between the teeth
> Teeth that protrude/stick out
> Asymmetrical teeth/smiles
> Deep bites (where the upper row of teeth cover the lower teeth)
> Under bites (where the upper teeth are situated within the lower teeth)
> Open bites (where the upper and lower front teeth remain apart when the mouth is closed)