Spring is in the air, the nights are getting longer, it’s that time of year when we begin to dream of summer sun and lazy days at the beach. Having a ‘beach ready’ body is a controversial subject, but how about a ‘beach ready’ smile? In our rush to improve our bodies with a punishing exercise regime or on another fad diet, we can forget that the simplicity of investing in the appearance of our teeth can provide not only a lifetime of happy smiles but also improved health and wellbeing.
Here at Enhancedental in Leeds, braces help our patients to happier, health teeth. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why:
Excellent oral health
Straighter teeth are healthier teeth. They are easier to clean and therefore less likely to get decay, as getting the brush and floss into the gaps between the teeth isn’t so challenging. There are also fewer nooks and crannies for decay-causing bacteria to hide in.
As well as the oral health benefits, your get a great boost for your wellbeing with a smile you feel proud of. The brain releases a cascade of hormones such as endorphins, dopamine and serotonin when we smile. These have several beneficial effects, including relaxing the muscles and boosting the immune system.
As well as helping us to feel good in ourselves, a healthy smile can also have a positive effect on our relationship with others. When we feel confident about showing our smile, it endears others to us. Human beings are hard-wired to respond to a genuine smile and see the one who smiles it as trustworthy and friendly. This can have all kinds of great outcomes for our social and professional lives.
Smile with braces
So, an investment in your smile isn’t just for the beach – it can have a positive effect on your whole life. We offer a range of braces in Leeds, including Invisalign cosmetic braces that are so discreet no one will know you are wearing them, and fixed metal braces for more complex misalignment issues. Talk to our braces dentist Sophy Barber about what braces in Leeds could do for you.