If you have crooked or crowded teeth, you may feel insecure about your smile. You may even avoid smiling,or cover your mouth when you smile. Thankfully, Dr. Abelar has options to help create a more even smile that you’ll be proud to show off. One such way is through orthodontics such as traditional wire-and-bracket braces, or through clear aligners. While the two are very different, their goal and outcome is about the same: to straighten the teeth.
Thankfully, these options exist for straightening your teeth, but did you know that straightening your teeth isn’t just cosmetic? It’s true! Straightening your teeth can be functional, too! Here are just a few benefits to getting braces that you may not have considered!
Now We’ve Got Bad Bites
If you or your child have ever been diagnosed with a ‘bad’ bite (overbite, underbite, crossbite), you know it can not only look bad, it can also complicate the proper function of the teeth. Bad bites can make it difficult to speak and pronounce words properly, to chew, and it can even cause pain in the jaw.
Braces can help realign the bite, correcting many of the problems associated with the bad bite in the process!
Keep It Clean
Another benefit to braces is the ability to keep your teeth cleaner, thus helping you to avoid cavities and food particles getting stuck between your teeth. Braces can also alleviate bad breath, and make flossing easier, too!
Quite A Looker
Of course, for many people the main goal of braces is to correct the appearance of their teeth. From spacing-out crowded teeth to straightening out crooked teeth, the cosmetic side of orthodontics remains a key motivation.
The Benefits Of A Straight Smile
Even more great news about getting braces is the improved self-confidence that comes with a straighter smile. Studies have shown that the act of smiling can improve the mood and release happy chemicals in your brain. Even smiling when you’re unhappy can encourage happiness!
Furthermore, smiling can help you in your daily life. Your smile makes you seem more approachable, which can help with everything from the dating scene to business relationships, because that boost of confidence can help attract people to you. Studies have even shown that the first thing people notice about you is your smile, so if you’re avoiding smiling or covering your smile, you could discourage meaningful connections.
The Bottom Line
Whether you’ve got a bad bite or simply want your smile to improve, Dr. Abelar can help. Please contact the office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Abelar, and get on the road to the smile of your dreams!