Maybe you are under the impression that wearing braces will make you less attractive or cause people to make fun of you. Perhaps you know someone who had a negative experience with braces and you think that the same could happen to you. However, with the many advances orthodontia has made in the past several years, you can be assured that wearing braces will only bring improvements to your life. With quality engineered brackets that come in different shapes, colorful elastics, and options for invisible braces, braces are cooler now than they have ever been.
A Better Smile
Even though movies and TV shows often portray children and teenagers being teased for wearing braces, the opposite is usually true in real life. Adolescence is a time where people go through many physical and emotional changes. Having crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, etc. can cause embarrassment. Adolescents are often reluctant to smile because they are self-conscious about what their teeth look like.
Wearing braces will improve the appearance of teeth, boost your self-esteem, and give you better oral health. If you go to the orthodontist at the approved age of 7, you can come up with a plan of action that may result in better results, as long as you follow the orthodontist’s directions. The amount of time spent wearing braces, even if you find them unappealing, is definitely worth a lifetime with a smile that you are proud to show off.
Better Oral Care
It is extremely difficult to keep your teeth and gums clean if you have any sort of malocclusion, meaning that your teeth are not properly aligned. Flossing and brushing between teeth that are not straight is hard to do and as a result, there is often residue left behind. This residue turns into plaque and can cause cavities and gum disease.
Certain malocclusions can also make it hard to eat, speak, and even breathe. With proper orthodontic care, your teeth will straighten and your overall oral health will improve. It will be much easier for you to floss and brush your teeth when they are straight which will help you to keep your mouth clean.
The brackets of your braces are tied with elastics that come in a variety of colors. You can choose different color combinations at your orthodontic appointments to add your personal style to your braces. At EA Smiles, you can also choose between various bracket designs to make your braces even cooler.
Contact us at EA Smiles today so that we can help you get a straight, beautiful smile and show you how cool braces truly are.