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Wondering what to do about that less-than-perfect grille?

You can avoid smiling to keep your teeth hidden from the outside world. “That sounds like a great idea!” Said no one. Ever.

You can cover it up with gold like Flavor Flav.

You can embrace it like Austin Powers. There’s certainly no shame in it, but many of us don’t have the espionage skills or sense of humor to pull it off that well.

If none of these options appeal to you or your child, then it might be time to do something about it.

Aesthetically speaking, the benefits of straight teeth are obvious. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. It’s the happiest, most attractive non-verbal cue that nature gave us. And it’s contagious in the best way, unlike yawns, which are also highly contagious but not nearly as fun. People like other people who smile a lot.

But when you look better you also feel better, and that can have larger, longer-lasting implications on your overall quality of life.

  1. A straight smile gives you confidence. There is no substitute for self-esteem. Even the most modest people are aware of their outward appearance. It’s human nature, especially in our society (see: selfies). It would be a shame for a correctable orthodontic issue to hold you back in school, at work, or in your relationships. Get the confidence you need to reach your full potential as YOU, regardless of your age or phase of life.
  2. A straight smile supports better oral hygiene. It’s hard enough to maintain good oral hygiene with effective cleaning habits. It’s even harder when you’ve got alignment issues. Straight teeth give you appropriate spacing for floss, better resist food getting stuck, promote healthier gums and help prevent periodontal disease.
  3. A straight smile supports better overall health. When teeth are misaligned they can cause or contribute to severe and recurring headaches, jaw pain, speech issues, even improper chewing and digestion. Even if you aren’t concerned with outward appearances, isn’t it worth straightening your smile to avoid these health risks? The answer is yes.
  4. A straight smile lasts longer. Not correcting your crowded teeth increases your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, even tooth loss. Straightening your teeth is one of the ways you can make sure you get to keep them.
  5. A straight smile may help you get farther in life. From wooing the opposite sex to negotiating business deals, smiling is scientifically proven to improve cooperation. Who wants to date OR do business with Mr. Scrooge?

Fortunately, advances in orthodontics have made these benefits available to everyone who wants to improve his or her smile.

Talk to your orthodontist about how you can improve your smile and life.





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