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Benefits of Straightening Your Teeth

Published: 24 May 2022

Do you ever wish your smile was straighter? You may have had orthodontic work during your teenage years that has relapsed, or you may never have previously been offered orthodontic treatment. If overlapping or crooked teeth are bothering you, then you have probably considered the options available to straighten your teeth. There are many teeth straightening systems available to help you achieve the smile of your dreams, but which one is best for your unique needs, and is this the right decision for you?

Why should you straighten your teeth?

There are many reasons why you may wish to straighten your smile. Concerns such as gaps and uneven spacing between the teeth, overlapping teeth, crooked teeth, and even an incorrect bite can impact the way you feel about the appearance of your smile, and all these problems can be rectified with orthodontic treatment.

As well as influencing the way you look, did you know that teeth straightening can be beneficial to your dental health, too? A straighter smile is better for your oral hygiene because there are fewer places for bacteria to build up, making the teeth easier to clean and maintain.

Straightening your teeth can not only enhance your confidence in your outward appearance, but it can also give you the peace of mind that your teeth and gums can be healthier as a result. This makes orthodontic treatment a great investment.

Methods of teeth straightening

Many patients ask us if it is possible to straighten teeth without metal braces. You may be surprised to hear that the answer is yes. Traditional fixed braces are still very much used in the field of orthodontics and are an extremely effective treatment option, especially for more complex cases. However, many patients are put off by metal braces with fixed brackets and wires and would prefer a solution that allows them to undergo teeth straightening treatment in a more discreet and aesthetic manner. If the idea of a fixed brace isn’t for you, then SureSmile clear aligners may be just the answer you are searching for.

At Clyde Munro, we are pleased to provide a variety of orthodontic options to suit your aesthetic goals and fit your budget. If the concept of straightening your teeth in a discreet way with clear braces appeals to you, then SureSmile may be the most appropriate option. This is a system of clear aligners that are specially made for you. They are designed to fit comfortably over your teeth and gently move them into the desired position over time.

SureSmile clear aligners

Unlike traditional fixed braces, SureSmile uses no metal brackets or wires. Instead, you will be provided with a series of clear, removable aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth to gently move them into the desired position over time. Not only does this mean your orthodontic treatment is invisible, it is also more comfortable. In addition, less time is spent visiting the dental practice for adjustments.

SureSmile aligners are invisible braces, making them an extremely discreet treatment option for straightening your teeth. Many of our patients have told us that the people closest to them don’t even notice that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment, and the aligners are so comfortable that they forget they are wearing them.

SureSmile aligners are removable, which is another huge benefit of this treatment option. This allows you to enjoy your favourite foods and drinks during treatment by simply removing the aligners. You can also take out the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would, helping you to maintain your oral hygiene in an easier manner than with fixed metal braces.

The SureSmile aligners seamlessly fit your lifestyle, allowing you to straighten your teeth in style.

How soon can I begin my teeth straightening journey?

You could be on the way to the straight smile of your dreams sooner than you realise. Simply book a consultation with your local Clyde Munro dentist, at which time you will be able to ask any questions you might have while we assess your suitability for treatment. During this appointment, digital scans will be taken of your teeth – we use these instead of messy and uncomfortable impressions to plan your SureSmile treatment.

If you decide that SureSmile clear aligners are the right option for you, your Clyde Munro dentist will begin the treatment planning process. Your aligners will be made in a specialist lab, and once they are ready, they will arrive at your dental practice. At this stage, you will have another appointment with your dentist, who will show you how to wear your aligners. So, after just two dental appointments you will be at the start of your SureSmile journey… simply wear your aligners every day for teeth straightening at home, at work, wherever you are!

If the cost of treatment is holding you back from taking that first step, we are pleased to be able to offer finance to make SureSmile more accessible. We work with Chrysalis Finance, a specialist dental finance company, to offer interest-free plans to spread the cost of your dental treatment, making it more manageable with monthly payments to suit your budget. Even the application process is simple, with a fast decision, and our team can help you complete the process.

Are you ready to begin your teeth straightening journey with SureSmile? Your dream smile could be a reality sooner than you realise, contact your local Clyde Munro practice today.