You're headed into your business meeting when you notice a new client sitting at the table. Your stomach drops like it always does when you meet someone new. Feeling comfortable smiling in front of other people is an issue for you because you feel embarrassed about your crooked teeth. New clients have often complained about your cold demeanor at first because you don't tend to smile at people you don't know. Wouldn't it be nice to smile with confidence? Here are some other reasons you might consider orthodontics.
Your Oral Health
Teeth that overlap make it harder to properly brush and floss, which means you have an increased risk for developing gum disease and tooth decay. Straightening your teeth also protects your oral health.
Jaw Joint Issues
A misaligned bite can cause issues with your jaw joint such as TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. This can result in:
- Painful headaches or migraines
- Neck or shoulder pain
- Clicking or popping of your jaw joint
- Your jaw locking in an open or closed position
TMD issues can become quite painful and debilitating if they're not managed successfully. Aligning your teeth and correcting your bite can often alleviate these types of issues.
Confidence and Self-Esteem
Last but not least, a huge benefit to straightening your teeth is the confidence it will give you to smile freely. People who don't smile are often perceived as unfriendly, unhappy, or rude. This can impact your personal and professional relationships in a negative way. A beautiful smile can give you the confidence you need to achieve great things, and it may even take you to new levels in your career and personal life.
Dr. Kaplansky offers both traditional orthodontics and Invisalign. He's happy to discuss your options for a straighter smile with you during a consultation. Give us a call today to schedule!