Cosmetic BracesDid you know that using cosmetic braces to straighten your teeth can provide numerous bonus benefits for your health? Systems such as Six Month Smiles are primarily focussed on the aesthetic appearance of the front teeth, but can also help you to avoid a range of dental and general health conditions.

Smilecraft Dental Care in Stevenage offers Six Month Smiles treatment to adult patients who want a subtler alternative to traditional tooth straightening. Using clear and tooth coloured components and considerably lower forces than standard metal braces, this treatment is both highly discreet and comfortable – ideal for adults with busy professional lifestyles.

Improving the alignment of your teeth with any appliance can help to boost your dental hygiene. If you currently have crooked or crowded front teeth, you will already know that it can be tricky to clean between them efficiently, and you may find you visit your hygienist more regularly to have your teeth professionally cleaned.

If plaque is allowed to build up, it can cause unpleasant brown staining of the teeth, as well as increasing your risk of both gum disease and tooth decay. Both of these conditions can lead to tooth loss, which can have a serious impact on both oral and dental health, not to mention a devastating effect on your self-confidence.

There have been many medical studies that have linked gum disease to several serious health complaints, ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to heart and lung disease, diabetes and strokes. The good thing is that gum disease is perfectly preventable with regular visits to your dentist and hygienist and prudent cleaning at home.

Both gum disease and tooth decay are also easy to treat if spotted early, so if you experience any unusual symptoms such as persistent bad breath or gums that bleed when you brush your teeth, you should immediately book an appointment with your dentist.

Prevention is always better than cure, of course, and using Six Month Smiles to improve your tooth alignment and ability to clean your teeth effectively is a very big step in the right direction. Working in partnership with your dentist and hygienist, you can enjoy good oral health for life.