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How Straight Teeth Affect Your Self Confidence

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How Straight Teeth Affect Your Self Confidence

Having misaligned teeth can make some people feel self-conscious about their smiles. Orthodontics can help!


Oftentimes, people often don’t realize how much something has been bothering them until it’s no longer a problem. This seems to be true for many of our patients here at Ridge Meadows Orthodontics, when it comes to having misaligned teeth.

Before Treatment

Misaligned teeth can have a negative impact on your health in a variety of ways. But many of the same factors that create health problems can also make social situations stressful or intimidating.

Malocclusions can make breathing, eating, and even talking difficult. These health factors often make social situations uncomfortable for patients with misaligned teeth.

Adults, have become accustomed to dealing with these social problems, and have accepted them as part of their daily lives. They tend to come up with 'band-aid' solutions for dealing with these issues.

After Treatment

However, after they finish orthodontic treatment - indeed, often before that - many of our patients begin to notice how much their self-consciousness had actually been holding them back.

They comment on their increased feelings of confidence when doing regular, day-to-day things like eating, talking, laughing, or having their pictures taken, than they did before they had their teeth straightened.

Patients who never really felt comfortable eating around others now do so with ease. Those who didn't ever smile or laugh in photos no longer give it a second thought.

Some patients even speak and offer up their opinions at work with more confidence since they’re no longer concerned about what others will think of their teeth.

If you're avoiding orthodontic treatment or are unsure if it's right for you, schedule a no-obligation consultation with us today! We’d be happy to help you get started on the path to a healthier, more confident smile.

Book your No Obligation Smile Consultation today with Ridge Meadows Orthodontics.