Teeth straightening – worth it?

Over the past few years there has been a dramatic rise in the number of adults turning to teeth straightening treatments to improve the appearance of their teeth. Why the rise?

Here at College Dental Surgeries we have put together a list of the benefits of teeth straightening treatments to help explain

  • Appearance

img2Teeth straightening helps to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. People who are confident in their smile are likely to achieve more both personally and professionally. When you smile you project a positive vibe, which helps you to make friends and can even help you to live longer. In our current world, where social media is king, we are constantly bombarded with images of people with perfect smiles, providing a reminder of the need to maintain our appearance. Teeth straightening can help you to look your best and ensures that you always make a good first impression.


  • Function

Teeth straightening can help to improve the way your teeth meet, otherwise known as your bite. Misaligned teeth can make it difficult to eat your favourite foods and because the biting pressure is not evenly spread across your teeth can lead to cracked, worn and broken teeth. Teeth straightening helps spread the biting pressure evenly across all teeth, ensuring no food is off limits. Teeth straightening can also help to improve your pronunciation. This will be particularly noticeable if your front teeth are misaligned.

  • Health

img3Teeth straightening can help to improve both your oral and general health. If your teeth are properly aligned it is easier to perform a thorough oral hygiene routine, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Your teeth can also be seen as a window to the health of your body. If you are looking after your teeth and gums, it is likely you are taking good care of the rest of you.

Here at College Dental Surgeries we use a combination of invisible braces (Smilelign Clear Braces) and tooth coloured nickel titanium wires and tooth coloured brackets (CFast Cosmetic Tooth Alignment) to gently and professionally move your teeth to achieve the perfect bite and smile. Teeth straightening is carried out by our highly trained dentists who will explain the whole process in detail before you start treatment.

If you would like to find out if teeth straightening is suitable for you, call College Dental Surgeries on 01622 752340 and book an appointment today. Don’t forget to also check out our special offers page for current teeth straightening offers.