Orthodontics Can Improve Oral Health and Boost your Self-Image!!!
Braces don’t just change looks-they can improve outlooks. The art and science of orthodontics has greatly enhanced the quality of life for many people of all ages. Patients say they no longer feel the urge to cover their mouths self-consciously whenever they laugh or smile.
Orthodontic patients come from all walks of life, and their personal stories are uniquely compelling. Some are strikingly attractive. But others are grateful they don’t get a second glance on the street today-because before orthodontic treatment, people may have stared at them. Most cases, of course, are not beauty-pageant winners, but everyday people: Youngsters whose playmates don’t call them ugly names or make fun of them anymore. Parents who have decided to get braces themselves after they’ve witnessed the change in their children’s smiles and attitudes. Or women and men who believe that opting for orthodontics means they won’t have to think about dentures.
“Changing people’s lives is no small thing-and we’re fortunate to have the opportunity to do it every day,” note Canadian and American orthodontic specialists. “But the change isn’t always immediate, and isn’t always recognized.”
A case in point are patients who seek out orthodontic treatment because their teeth don’t meet properly. Chewing can be so uncomfortable that they feel fatigued after meals. After braces come off, patients may finally be able to relax and truly enjoy a meal!
If some people gradually blossom and thus are unaware of how much they have changed over time, their before- and after-treatment photos often tell a dramatic story. The smiles are less self-conscious-and more self-confident.
And because the orthodontic specialist’s specialized training and expertise has helped to close up spaces between teeth or eliminate crowding, patients have found it’s easier to keep them clean. They may find fewer problems with tartar buildup and improved health of the gums and bone supporting the teeth.
But as has been the case with so many people, other benefits of braces have come as a very pleasant surprise. Some patients often note; “Having braces really improved my attitude”, “I was reluctant to smile before I had them. I really didn’t want to talk because I was afraid of the way people would perceive my teeth.”
In their enthusiasm about the process, and its gratifying results, these following comments could be representative of thousands of people whose lives have changed because of orthodontics: “Now I feel much better about myself. I have much more self-confidence.”