What are the signs you may need clear braces in Sheffield?
Having braces is a fairly common procedure for our patients, with most having one fitted when they’re young, as their bodies are still growing so it’s easier to help them get a straighter smile. Sadly, a lot of people still miss out on having a brace and so they develop all sorts of oral health issues that could be easily corrected with a realignment.
Here are a few signs to keep an eye out for that may indicate that you should come in to see our team for an appointment for clear braces in Sheffield.
Crooked or overcrowded looking teeth
One of the most common signs that you should come in for clear braces in Sheffield is if you have any crooked or overcrowded teeth in any part of your mouth. Although this may seem pretty obvious, a lot of patients still ignore this very simple sign.
So if there are any crooked teeth that you feel are ruining your smile, or make you feel self-conscious, then a realignment may be just what you need.
Regular bouts of inflammation or infection
Having regular problems with inflamed and infected gums can actually be an indicator that you need braces. This is because plaque, tartar and bacteria can build up between parts of your teeth that may be out of line slightly and so you inevitably miss them when you brush.
A realignment with a clear brace can potentially correct this, as your teeth are straightened and these little hiding holes for bacteria become exposed.
If you’re unsure if this applies to you then just pop in to the practice for a chat. At Dee Kay Dental our talented team of professionals will diagnose any signs of infection rapidly and apply the respective treatment, whilst also providing you with information on how to keep your gums healthy.
Although it may not seem like it, having issues surrounding your speech, such as lisping, stuttering or a whistling noise when you talk, can in some cases be relieved with a clear brace. This is managed by straightening your teeth to a position that your tongue and jaw can more comfortably work around to sound out sentences and words that you may have struggled with before.
Issues with digestion
Problems with your digestion can also stem from having misaligned teeth. This is because when we eat we break down our food into manageable chunks that our stomachs then digest, having crooked teeth causes these lumps to be larger, as your mouth struggles to chew correctly. These bigger portions then sit in your stomach for longer causing that uncomfortable bloated feeling after meals, or other symptoms such as heartburn and indigestion.
Chronic jaw ache
When we bite or chew our jaws place pressure on our teeth, in a normal mouth this force is equally distributed. However, if you have crooked sections, that pressure can collect unevenly in different parts, causing ongoing jaw ache and potentially tooth damaging problems if left untreated.
These are just a few signs and symptoms that may crop up that could indicate that you should come in to see our team for clear brace treatment. If you would like to know more about this programme or to schedule an appointment for yourself then just get in contact with our team.