3 Reasons Why Braces Are Worth It!
Updated: Sep 5, 2019
Almost every one dreads being told that they need dental braces and due to the fear of embarrassment and discomfort, some may choose not to wear them altogether. However, crooked teeth can be a real problem, no matter how old you are or how good your oral hygiene is.
Crooked teeth may have a huge impact on a person’s self-esteem, confidence and overall oral health. The younger you are, the easier it is to have braces and obtain straight teeth in shorter period than if you wait till you get older.
Here are the 3 reasons why you should get braces (if you’re thinking about it)
1. HAVING A NICE SMILE WILL IMPROVE YOUR OVERALL CONFIDENCE
Have you ever avoided bright lipstick or covered your mouth when laughing, talking or smiling because you were self-conscious of your misaligned teeth?
Well, you’re not alone. A lot of teenagers and adults are afraid to smile too big as they don’t want others to know that their teeth aren’t perfect.
Smiles are one of the first thing someone notices about you, and like it or not, numerous studies have shown that people with straight teeth are judged as more attractive, confident, outgoing and successful than those with unusually placed teeth. Wearing braces may take several years, but it can help you achieve a bright smile and improve your confidence significantly for the rest of your life.
2. STRAIGHT TEETH HELP YOU AVOID SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES
The biggest issues with crooked teeth when it comes to oral health is that because the teeth are misaligned and in some cases, all jammed together, it's extremely hard to properly clean all of them.
It's difficult to floss in between crooked teeth, which in turn leads to plaque and tartar built up in between spaces of your teeth. A lot of dental problems such as cavities, gum diseases, and lost teeth are the direct result of poor oral hygiene due to crooked teeth. Furthermore, untreated orthodontic cases can cause chewing and digestion difficulties, impaired speech, and wear of teeth surfaces.
3. YOU DESERVE A HEALTHY SMILE NO MATTER HOW OLD YOU ARE
There's nothing as "you're too old to get braces". You can get braces either when you're 8 or when you're 80, but we do recommend that you get them as soon as possible as the process will be easier and the duration will be shorter for younger patients as opposed to older ones.
If you think you need an orthodontic treatment, give us a call to book your free orthodontic consultation. Our dentists at Moonstone Dental Centre will guide you through the process and explain all options available to you and discuss any concerns you may have before determining your course of treatment.
It’s time to get the smile that you’re proud of! Call us today or book online for the earliest available appointment!