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What can braces do for your healthWe have brilliant news: braces such as Invisalign are capable of far more than just straightening your teeth! While our braces are great for, obviously, straightening your teeth, they actually come with a world of health benefit. Not only can we straighten your cosmetic smile, but your teeth could look, feel, and function at their best too.

Braces can help protect against tooth decay

It is extremely common in the UK. With the right preventative measures and regular cleaning, we can prevent tooth decay from developing. As well as regular appointments with your hygienist, you may want to consider braces. Straightening your teeth with braces prevents our teeth from overlapping, lessening the nooks where food and bacteria build up. These hidden surfaces can be difficult to clean, resulting in the bacteria eroding our protective enamel and damaging our teeth. By increasing the surface area of your teeth, you make them far easier to clean, decreasing your chances of developing tooth decay.

Braces can help protect against gum disease

Most of the British public are experiencing gum disease in some form, whether it be severe or just the beginnings. It’s incredibly common, and very easy for it to develop if left untreated. Braces help lessen your chances of developing gum disease by closing any gaps in your teeth. These gaps can expose your gums and leave them open to food and bacteria. With no gaps leaving your gums unprotected, there’s less of a chance for bacteria to work their dastardly ways. You could actually be saving your teeth and gums while you straighten your smile with braces.

Braces can help prevent bad breath

Bad breath is often an indicator of underlying and more sinister dental health problems. The food that gets trapped in the nooks and overlaps of our teeth attracts bacteria, which produce toxins when they feed on it. These toxins work on the surface of our teeth to erode our protective enamel, but they also smell foul too. It’s these toxins that are present in our bad breath but straightening your teeth could help. By lessening these pockets that trap food, you’re lessening the presence of the harmful bacteria that cause bad breath.

Braces can realign your bite

A misaligned jaw can manifest itself in many different side effects. You could be experiencing headaches, jaw ache, and tightness in your shoulders and back from the residual tension of your bite. We build a lot of pressure in our jaw from biting and chewing, and involuntary clenching can also add to this. A misaligned bite can put a lot more unneeded stress on the jaw that can have a knock-on effect to its function. By straightening your teeth, you can help to restructure the way your bite fights together, potentially helping your jaw function.

Your confidence

While technically not health-related, your confidence can benefit hugely from braces. Misaligned teeth can affect the way you speak, the balance of your face, and the confidence in your smile. If you don’t feel confident enough in your teeth to grin or are shying away from expressing yourself in social situations, then braces can help.

Braces always have been and always will be the best way to straighten your teeth, this much is true. But there are so many health benefits that come hand-in-hand with a straighter smile. If you’re considering straightening your teeth and want to learn how to keep your teeth healthy, why not book an appointment with us? We’re proud to offer the latest in discrete teeth straightening technology, so contact Down House Dental Practice in Sussex today!

Why Choose Down House Dental Practice for Invisalign?


Experienced Providers

Our skilled dental professionals specialise in Invisalign treatments, ensuring expertise and precision.

Customised Treatment:

We create personalised Invisalign plans tailored to your unique needs and smile goals.

Reasonable Pricing

Our Invisalign Lite treatment starts from just £4,750, making it accessible for a wide range of patients.

Transparent Fees

We believe in clear and upfront pricing, so you know the cost of your treatment without surprises.

Advanced Technology

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology, ensuring accuracy and comfort during Invisalign treatment.

Comfortable and Discreet

Invisalign offers a comfortable, virtually invisible orthodontic solution for a more confident smile.

Comprehensive Care

We provide a full range of dental services, ensuring all aspects of your oral health are covered.

Patient-Centred Approach

Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. We take the time to address your concerns and ensure a pleasant experience.
Down House Dental Practice - Dentist in Steyning Sussex

What Our Patients Say

Kevin Morris
Kevin Morris
Clare with her team provided a dental filling experience that was explained very well and performed professionally with courtesy and understanding.
Graham Cooper
Graham Cooper
Dr Ali was very good with giving me advice about my tretment for a broken tooth. I would recommend him as a dentist.
Penny Greenfield
Penny Greenfield
There's always a warm welcome from all staff at Down House Dental Practice. I've been a patient for many years. My present dentist is gentle and most reassuring. I've had a few different treatments and nothing is too much trouble. After a particularly difficult session i had a call from Claire (dentist) to see how I was. Both Claire and her nurse, Catherine are professional and sympathetic and I know I'm in very safe hands. Not forgetting Tesh, the hygienist who is always so efficient and gives great advice and care. Thank you Down House Surgery, you are a great team.
Al and Pam Turner
Al and Pam Turner
Excellent work by my dentist, Ali Noori.
Very happy with this practice. Tesh is a brilliant hygienist & a lovely person
Valerie Holden
Valerie Holden
All the staff are amazingly friendly . They always make you feel at ease by explaining what is going to happen. A lovely dentist practice highly recommended
Kate Gover
Kate Gover
Clare is an excellent dentist: incredibly friendly, highly professional and very kind. I can highly recommend her.
Adrian Ridley
Adrian Ridley
Very efficient service with professional and friendly staff. They ane always brilliant with our children who are registered with this practice. They explain everything clearly and put them at ease. Highly recommend and wish we could be registered as NHS patients too! 😊
mark Trickey
mark Trickey
Why use the NHS when you can use the best. Teeth are a precious commodity and Down House Dental Practice is worth every penny. I lost a gold crown the other day. On a Sunday. Refitted within 48 hours.
Emma Cripps
Emma Cripps
Friendly professional and they allow ESA dogs in

How to Find Us in Steyning, Sussex

We are conveniently located at 📍17 Church Street, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3YB📍You can access our expert dental services by car or by  public transportation with ease.

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What can braces do for your health