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Why You Should Get Braces: Beyond the Aesthetics

Here at Nuffield Dental, we go out of our way to ensure every one of our valued clients has a beautiful smile they can cherish for a lifetime. Straightening your teeth goes beyond the appearance.

Why Should Your Get Braces?

It has some health benefits which affect your overall health. Read on to know the benefits of straighter teeth.  

Enhanced self-confidence 

Crooked teeth can make an impact on your self-esteem and confidence. With straight teeth, you feel comfortable with smiling and naturally radiate a glow to your face. 

Easier to clean

Crooked or crowded teeth can be hard to brush and floss as they create hidden spaces that hard to reach. This allows plaque to accumulate in these pockets where bacteria multiply faster gradually. When teeth are too widely spaced, the gums can become irritated and inflamed.  

With straightened teeth, the gums fit securely around the teeth, resulting in healthier teeth and gums as they can be cleaned well and thoroughly. 

This prevents the onset of periodontal diseases (also known as gum disease), tooth decay and halitosis (bad breath).



Correcting your jaw misalignment 

Having a jaw misalignment can cause excessive stress to the gums, jaw and supporting bone as you tend to alter your jaw to correct movements while eating or speaking. This can cause frequent headaches and neck pain.

When you straighten your teeth, you can achieve the right jaw alignment. Muscles will be relaxed and can work properly. There is a reduce chance of clenching, teeth grinding or pain. You will also be able to speak, eat and chew effectively. 

Adjusting your jaw misalignment can also enhance your teeth’ which makes your teeth less likely to breaking. 

Straight teeth deteriorate less quickly

As we get older, our teeth deteriorate. Teeth that are crooked or widely spaced are susceptible to wear and tear which speed up this process. 

Enhancement of overall health

Crooked teeth can lead to mouth sores, bleeding gums and tooth loss.

Studies have also proven that bacteria cause oral infections, eventually resulting in severe health problems including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and pneumonia.




Whether you are using metal braces or Invisalign, this article has proven that teeth straightening is not just aesthetics. It is crucial to have straight teeth to promote overall health to the mouth and the rest of the body. 

At Nuffield Dental, we want to be available to help you anytime, anywhere. With our skilled dentists, patient-centric customer service and modern technology, you can be sure to receive quality service when you come to us. If you have any questions about teeth straightening or any other dental procedures, do not hesitate to call us and get your queries answered. 

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Why Choose Nuffield Dental?

Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. At Nuffield, we put you first. We believe in providing personalised service for each patient.

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Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. Here at Nuffield Dental, we pride ourselves of our personalised oral care for each and every one of our patients. We need to make sure you get all the help you need to make your dental procedures comfortable, accessible and seamless.


Our dentists have specialised in orthodontic treatments for 20+ years. We have accredited dental specialists who are skilled in the area of dental implant surgery.

Teeth Straightening Costs in Singapore?

Please call one of our Nuffield Dental clinics in Singapore for pricing details.

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