Do braces boost confidence?

Do braces boost confidence?

It’s no secret that having straight teeth can make you feel more confident. Among children and adults alike, teeth reflect a certain level of status or personal care that can influence how you perceive yourself. Additionally, since teeth are very visible, they can influence how others perceive you as well. As a result, many people are motivated to straighten their teeth to boost their self-confidence.

Though straight teeth often help with confidence, for some people, having dental braces is so detrimental to their self-esteem that it’s not worth the potential rewards. The bulky, awkward wires and rubber bands feel uncomfortable, unsightly, even juvenile. It can be tempting to forgo straight teeth to avoid having a year’s worth of photos of yourself with braces. However, there are other styles of braces that are discreet and will put you on the path to straight teeth without having to hide from the camera.

The path to straight teeth won’t slow you down

Braces have come a long way since you were a kid, and now there are more options than ever to complement various adult lifestyles. There are Lingual metal braces that sit discreetly behind your teeth, making them a fully invisible option for people who prefer a more permanent appliance. However, Invisalign is another excellent option for invisible braces.

Invisalign may not be the right fit for everyone, but the system of aligners has proven to be an effective treatment method that offers more subtlety than traditional braces. Furthermore, the fact that they are removable makes the aligners easier to clean than wire braces. For more information on the lifestyle implications of Invisalign, check out our pieces on eating, speaking, and even dating with Invisalign.

Get started today

There is no better time to start improving your smile and your confidence than the present. With the evolution in Orthodontics there is now something for everyone. People looking for a discreet and mature approach to braces now have a variety of options . So, why wait?

The first step is to find an orthodontist. If you do not know where to turn, Dr. Mario Paz is an experienced orthodontist in Los Angeles County. He is currently taking appointments in Marina Del Rey, call today to set up a consultation. He and his team have been creating beautiful smiles for their patients for 25 years.

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