Many people mistakenly believe that having your mildly misaligned teeth straightened is purely a matter of cosmetic dentistry because, generally speaking, the correction of mild misalignments is not available on the National Health Service.
Yes, having straight teeth certainly does improve the look of your smile and choosing to have your teeth straightened with braces in Kent therefore does have a strong cosmetic aspect to it.
But along with this beauty aspect comes a strong health aspect that we at Staplehurst Dental Practice are keen that our patients understand.
Put simply, straight teeth last longer than crooked, crowded or protruding teeth. There are a couple of good reasons for this. The first is to do with decay. Decay is caused by 2 things. Firstly, by the acids given off by the bacteria that live on dental plaque. Plaque builds up in hard to clean places such as between the teeth. Secondly, by rotting food caught between the teeth. When your teeth are straight you have less trouble with food being trapped, and it is much easier to remove the plaque between your teeth. So, straighter teeth usually stay healthier for more of your life than wonky teeth.
In the long run, it is much easier and cheaper to maintain the health of your natural teeth than to go down the road of decay, infection, root canal therapy, extraction, and restoration. See how decay and infection lead to expensive remedial treatments and restorations? If you end up having to have dentures, you can expect to have to replace them every 5 to 8 years. Implants usually last a lifetime, but their initial cost is over £1,000 per implant, and that’s barring any preparatory treatment. Even though today’s restorations can give you full functionality, nothing beats having your own teeth.
That’s why at Staplehurst Dental Practice, we encourage you have to braces in Kent. We use great systems that are comfortable, quick and discreet, and offer payment plans to make them easily affordable. When you choose braces in Kent as an adult, you are investing in avoiding expensive remedial treatments in later life.Back to Blog
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At Staplehurst Dental we are taking this pandemic seriously and are ensuring your health and safety comes first.
Following the recent announcement by the Prime Minister, we would like to reassure you that we will be remaining open unless instructed otherwise by our governing bodies.
The safety of our patients and staff is very important to us and along with all the correct PPE and universal infection control protocols in place, we will be able to continue with all planned appointments.
As per the Prime Ministers announcement, we too would recommend that you avoid cancelling or delaying any essential/planned treatments, in case this leads to future complications for your health.
If you require any of our services, please do get in touch, as we are here to help you.
We would like to thank you for your continued support and patience during this time, and hope you all remain safe!