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Are you thinking about orthodontic treatment for 2018?

Here are five benefits of having orthodontic treatment;

  1. Boost your confidence 

A crooked smile can have a huge impact on your confidence and leave you reluctant to smile. You may find the biggest impact orthodontic treatment has is on your emotional wellbeing. Children are particularly vulnerable to confidence issues and can suffer at the hands of other children when their smile looks a little different and early intervention can make a big difference to their confidence later on in life.

2. You won’t look have to look like a ‘metal mouth’

Orthodontics has come a long way since the days of train track metal appliances. Today, braces are designed to be lightweight and take up less space in your mouth which allows patients to adapt more easily to speaking and eating – they’re also more comfortable than ever before. Malmin offer a range of popular fixed cosmetic braces for straightening teeth.

3. Post-treatment retainer

You will need to wear a retainer after treatment is complete. An essential part of treatment, this is what is responsible for your teeth not shifting back into their original position. Failing to wear your retainer will mean the effort you’ve put in during the brace period will become redundant, so try to think of the retainer period as an extension of the brace-wearing months. Fixed retainers which attach to the back of your teeth are also available so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to wear a retainer at night.

4. Braces: no longer just for kids 

With the emergence of invisible brace types, an increasing amount of adults are attracted to orthodontic treatment, in fact 1 in 5 patients undergoing treatment is now an adult. You needn’t feel worried about your appearance changing in the workplace, as treatment such as Incognito braces are attached to the back of teeth and Invisalign are completely clear aligners. Nobody need ever know that you are wearing braces.

5. There are benefits beyond your smile being more aesthetic 

Orthodontic treatment can correct issues such as complex problems with your bite. It may be of benefit to prevent tooth wear, or receding gums or simply to make eating easier. Gaps in your teeth can make brushing challenging, as food particles can become lodged in areas where they shouldn’t. This may create a harbour for harmful bacteria that is responsible for problems like gum disease.

For the month of January 2018 we are offering complimentary consultations with an Orthodontist. Call the practice or email hampstead@malmin.co.uk to book and find out what orthodontic treatment is best for your teeth.  

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