Do you find yourself shrinking away from selfies? When you meet someone new, do you make an effort to smile with your lips closed? Is your “problem area” your mouth? If this sounds like you, your crooked teeth and poor bite could be affecting more than just your photo opportunities. Here are three reasons why you should start your journey to a confident smile today:
It’s Good for Your Mouth
Let’s start with the most obvious side effect of undergoing orthodontic treatment. Crooked teeth and malocclusions – also known as “bad bites” – can cause a number of issues inside your mouth.
- It may trigger migraines, TMJ syndrome, and neck pain. If your jaw isn’t lined up correctly, that will start to wear on you.
- Malocclusions make it more difficult for you to clean your teeth. Why is that so important? Not only does poor oral hygiene equate to tooth decay and gingivitis, but it turns out that oral health can be an indication of overall health. In fact, scientists are researching the connection between periodontal disease and heart disease.
It’s Good for Your Body
Our bodies are capable of incredible things. For instance, when we smile, it triggers our brain to release endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals secreted within the brain and nervous system. They are most well known for their pain relieving or feel-good effects. What is less known is that endorphins do much more than make us giddy; they are a key part in keeping our bodies healthy. These chemicals can reduce stress levels, boost your immune system, and even lower your blood pressure. All of these wonderful side effects are yours, simply by smiling!
It’s Easier Than Ever to Achieve!
With advancements in orthodontics, there is now a wide array of treatment options. Gone are the days where head gear and metal braces were your only shot at a gorgeous grin. Today we have methods which are virtually invisible and easy to care for. Take Invisalign for example, which offers minimal discomfort and no awkward wires. Yes, please!
There is so much to be gained from a simple smile. Not only will you feel good, but so will your entire body! It’s time to stop allowing your teeth to hold you back. Let’s reveal that stunning smile together. Give us call today and we will help you get started on your path to confidence!