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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

Based on 62 reviews
Lucy MacDonald
Lucy MacDonald
Highly recommended this Practice. They are great with my kids and have been looking after us as a family for almost 10 years now. Had my first hygienist appointment yesterday and I was very impressed. Professional, kind and flexible Practice with great staff.
whp Jesse
whp Jesse
The dentist and dental nurse were very helpful, friendly and efficient.
Stephanie Grant
Stephanie Grant
I can't speak highly enough of Down House dental practice. The whole staff is excellent and I have had brilliant treatment there.
Pete Evans
Pete Evans
Had nothing but positive experiences. Learned more about dental hygiene here than any of the previous practises I've been to.
Katie Mason
Katie Mason
This review is for Tesh the hygenist. I honestly can't recommend Tesh more highly. He is incredibly thorough and clearly knows what he's doing. Tesh is so good I have upped the amount of times I see him to every four months rather than every six. He keeps detailed notes of every visit so he can carefully track how I'm doing and help me target specific areas of concern. As I am getting older keeping my gums healthy becomes more important as I really want to keep as many teeth as possible in old age! Tesh is always upbeat, very encouraging and also keen to know how I and my family are doing.
Steve Handerer
Steve Handerer
Good dentist, well organised. Dental plan helps with cost.
Nigel Abbott
Nigel Abbott
Needed an emergency appointment, ,managed to get me seen and sorted within 2hrs, excellent service, very professional staff, fees very reasonable, all in all a pleasant experience under the circumstances
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.

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