We’ve all heard the adage “new year, new you.” We are inundated with ways we can transform ourselves to become a theoretically better person. It seems that these messages are advising us to change everything about ourselves! But what if we told you that there are real ways to correct only the troublesome bits so that the rest of your awesomeness can shine through?
The troublesome bits we are referring to are “bad bites” or malocclusions. Whether you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or any combination of misaligned bites, this can affect more than just the angle of your teeth. Malocclusions shift the symmetry of your face. Because of this, many people who suffer from them are too self-conscious to even smile. Smiling has been proven to make us happier by releasing good-feeling chemicals in our brains. The less you smile, the less you experience those endorphins.
Aside from aesthetics and general good feelings, a properly aligned mouth has some important other advantages. There are several nooks and crannies in your mouth for food and debris to hide. Well-aligned bites minimize the amount of hiding spaces. On the other hand, bad bites create even more places for plaque and bacteria to flourish. This can make it incredibly difficult for a person to keep up the hygiene required to keep gingivitis or other mouth diseases at bay. Those with more extreme cases may even experience difficulty chewing. It’s pretty hard to eat healthy when you are avoiding your veggies because you simply can’t chew them properly.
The solution? Orthodontic treatment. With a team of friendly experts like those at Dr. Cory Liss’ office, transforming your smile becomes a realistic way to improve your life in the long term. By coming in for a no-obligation consultation, we can help you determine how best to achieve your smile goals.
Orthodontic treatment doesn’t require you to go on a yo-yo diet to help increase your confidence. Instead, the journey to transform your smile involves all the support and tools you need to make a real, permanent change. Contact us today to start your transformation!