Great Reasons to Get Braces

Braces may be recommended to straighten teeth, even if alignment is only slightly off. Your dentist can discuss with you the different options available for braces, including clear aligners.

Key takeaways:

  • Correctly aligned teeth help prevent problems such as tooth sensitivity as well as jaw pain. 
  • Aligning your teeth using braces can make you feel more confident in having an attractive smile.
  • Crooked or crowded teeth can be harder to clean thoroughly, increasing the risk of oral health problems; straight teeth will help solve that problem.

“Teeth that are in alignment put proper chewing forces across your teeth, which allow your teeth to wear down evenly and naturally, which can prevent problems such as tooth sensitivity and discoloration over time.” 

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.