When Yoko Ono advised us to smile in the mirror every morning, she may not have been considering people who have bad teeth. When you have bad teeth, crooked teeth or just an unattractive smile, smiling in the mirror is hard. If you understand this, then maybe it’s time for you to make a change.
Get the Smile You’ve Always Wanted
A visit to our orthodontist is the first step towards a new smile. Orthodontics is the straightening of teeth and the alignment of the bite or the way the top and bottom teeth come together. Today’s orthodontics offers you more options than ever for getting straight teeth that will make you want to smile more.
Traditional metal braces are smaller than they used to be, and it has become more common for older teens and adults to wear braces. There are other options too, such as lingual (behind the teeth), clear, colored or with colored bands, and Wild Smiles with fun bracket shapes. These are great for kids and they can choose their bracket shape and even mix and match from six available shapes.
If your teeth need mostly straightening in the front and you don’t have a complicated bite issue, you may be a candidate for Invisalign aligners. The aligners are removable, and you take them out to brush your teeth and to eat. This makes them easy to wear, and because they are clear, most people won’t even notice that you are wearing them. Invisalign is not available to young children, but they are available for older kids who have most of their permanent teeth, teenagers and adults.
Why Smiling is Important
Smiling is good for your well-being, and your relationships with other people. If you don’t smile in the mirror or at other people because you don’t like your teeth, you may be sending a negative impression. There’s really nothing as important as your smile when you interact with others and when you look at yourself in the mirror. If you aren’t happy with your smile, call our orthodontist now to set up a consultation appointment.