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5 things you should know about having your teeth straightened

Have you thought about getting braces and decided that it wasn’t for you? We’d like to tell you that you don’t have to live with uneven teeth for the rest of your life thanks to advances in modern teeth straightening systems.

Here at The Dental Clinic we offer patients trusted treatments like Cfast and Smile Tru. You may have heard of some of these before and we would be happy to explain how they work in detail at your next appointment or you can book a complimentary consultation with Lily, our treatment coordinator.

If you’ve always suffered with wonky teeth then you probably struggled through your school years being tormented with nicknames. Although these were just childhood jibes, it can often have a lasting effect and put a serious dent in your self-confidence. Have you ever considered whether orthodontic treatment can be of benefit to you?

Here are five things we would like you to know:

New opportunities: Having straighter teeth can be of enormous benefit in many areas of your life. Being the proud owner of the smile of your dreams can increase your confidence and attractiveness; it’s a well-known fact that a smile is the first thing people notice in a potential new partner, so you might even bag yourself a few extra dates.

Confidence: It won’t just affect your social life, think how you would feel delivering the next presentation at work knowing that you don’t have to hide your teeth throughout it, and then finishing with a flourish by flashing that million-dollar smile! In fact, statistics show that people with straighter teeth actually do better at job interviews. This could be down to a number of things, from increased confidence and instilling trust among future employers, to generally appearing cleaner, more hygienic and personable.

Improved oral hygiene: On the subject of cleanliness, if you currently struggle with your oral hygiene (does your dentist constantly tell you about plaque accumulation?) it’s probably because uneven teeth are actually harder to clean. Think about it, if the teeth aren’t in a straight line it leaves more nooks and crannies for food and bacteria to hide, making it trickier to clean even with the best toothbrush in the world. Orthodontic treatment could improve the health of your teeth and gums and this has a far-reaching effect on the health of your whole body.

Discreet and quick: If the idea of years of ‘brace face’ puts you off, there’s no need to let that school-day era of name calling haunt you. There are a multitude of short-term and invisible orthodontic solutions available that will allow you to achieve the smile of your dreams without having to deal with a mouth full of wire. Even these shorter solutions will give you a sense of achievement at the end of it all. It might not be the two-year slog that orthodontic treatment once was but it still requires care and attention in terms of keeping the appliance clean and sticking with it through to the end of the treatment.

Personal satisfaction: No matter which teeth straightening system you opt for, at the end of your treatment you can expect to feel a wonderful sense of achievement. From seeing that niggle that you’d noticed in photos straightened out or noticing an improvement in the shape of your face and profile, your satisfaction is the reward that we look forward to with you at the end of your clinical treatment.

There’s no doubt about it, taking the leap to straighten your smile will positively impact on every area of your life, the only question is, what’s stopping you?

Our team members Simon Assor and Stuart Levy have trained and qualified to become accredited Smile Tru and Cfast Providers to deliver orthodontic treatment to a high standard at The Dental Clinic Radlett. You will also be pleased to know that we offer free consultations with our treatment coordinator.

If you have any questions about having your teeth straightened, be sure to book an appointment with us today to discuss your options and payment plans. Drop into the practice at 359 Watling Street, Radlett, Herts, WD7 7LB or call us on 01923 859678.