What are the life-changing benefits of orthodontics?

Tuesday, 21st April, 2020

Orthodontist Navan is a branch of dental treatments that is dedicated to improving the look and function of teeth. Whereas in the past orthodontist Navan was mainly the domain of children and teenagers, the use of orthodontic devices has now extended to become part of the mainstream treatment options for adult patients. The introduction of present-day dental devices, such as transparent aligner trays, has been widely embraced by adult patients, who want to feel confident about the appearance of their smiles.

Orthodontist Navan has benefits for facial aesthetics, as well as the ability to promote living a higher quality of life. Straighter teeth make for a persuasive argument in improving many other areas of one's life in addition to dental health.

Compelling reasons to fix your smile

  • A positive influence on heart health

One of the less apparent reasons why orthodontic treatments are necessary could be in relation to promoting a happier heart. When teeth are not in proper alignment it can be quite a challenge to keep bacteria that lead to gum disease at bay. By having teeth straightened through professionally supervised orthodontic treatment plans, patients can achieve a cleaner and bacteria-free mouth. This relates to a healthier functioning heart as there is less chance of harmful bacteria entering the bloodstream and affecting the heart from the mouth.

  • Relief from TMJ disorders

Jaw pain is not uncommon in patients with dental conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ. All parts of the jaw joint from the muscles to the ligaments must be in harmonious alignment to prevent dysfunction and discomfort. Dental braces can be used in some of these cases to help alleviate the problem.

  • Improves ability to sleep better

Sleeping disorders can be hugely disruptive to the quality of life, for without proper sleep quality a patient is more at risk of suffering from stress. Sleep apnoea is a condition that is brought on when the airway is obstructed (by a misaligned jaw for example) during sleep. Orthodontics has been known to play a useful role in fixing this problem and allowing patients to sleep better.

  • Use an even smile to promote career prospects

Client-facing jobs or jobs in the media where image is an all-consuming factor in particular, benefit greatly from attractive smiles. In these instances, orthodontic treatments are investments in one's career prospects.

Smiling has intrinsic and extrinsic value for a patient. A sunny smile can have positive effects on others as it conveys openness, confidence and warmth in subtle ways. Smiling is a positive influence within a person too, as through smiling the brain is encouraged to increase the release of happy-feeling neurotransmitters in the same way that exercise does.

Our dental practitioners at Navan Dental know that patients may feel discouraged at the thought of waiting for months before orthodontic treatments can produce desired outcomes, but we can assure patients that it is well worth the wait. Investing in teeth-straightening treatments should not be seen as a luxury, but rather as a necessity to promote lifelong dental health. To find out more please get in touch with us to arrange a chat with one of our qualified dental practitioners.

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