Many patients with crooked teeth may wonder if it is worth investing in dental treatments aimed at straightening teeth or correcting misaligned bites. Depending on the individual patient’s oral situation, fixing these issues may be simple and quick, or for the more complex cases, an investment of time. Now, scientifically-backed research has revealed that straighter teeth do contribute to happiness and success.
What scientists say about the role of straighter teeth in achieving success
Latest studies carried out have drawn strong links between straight or a full set of teeth and a better quality of life. One such study coordinated by the University of Manchester’s School of Dentistry found that adult patients wearing dentures (full or partial) suffered from a lack of confidence as opposed to persons who still had a full set of permanent teeth (natural or dental implants).
Another study that proves this link was based on society’s perception of people with straight teeth and those with less-than-perfect smiles. In this study participants were given a set of images to look at – people with what is considered perfect teeth and those with crooked teeth. Participants were questioned on their opinions on the different sets of images. The results were clear: people with straighter teeth would have a 45 per cent greater chance of securing a job even if the other candidates had the same skills but had problems with their teeth, and respondents thought that 58 per cent stood a better chance at being successful (those people with straight teeth).
Why invisible braces have gained in popularity
Dental practitioners can offer patients wanting straighter teeth a number of options that will grant them the results they are after. For a long time, the main method for children and adults was to wear fixed braces. Thanks to developments in the dental industry, alternative options have now been made available. Clear braces in Birmingham work to a number of desirables, adult patients can fix their teeth without discomfort or embarrassment and gain a boost in self-confidence once treatment has been successfully completed.
An equally important benefit to wearing clear removable braces, although it effects are not immediately noticeable, is that patients are better encouraged to double their efforts in maintaining their newly-acquired smiles. If oral health was not a top priority before, it becomes so with teeth-straightening treatment. Teeth in proper alignment are also easier to keep clean. This means that the mouth environment is better able to discourage the build-up of plaque and other destructive bacteria and acid substances.
Innovative plastic aligners drastically reduce the traumatic wear on teeth that can sometimes be experienced when wearing metal dental appliances. The risk of this unwarranted pressure on teeth is that they can chip or break and a patient then has the added expense of having fractured teeth restored.
Visit or call a dental team at for a wide range of treatment options, ask them about clear braces.