Straightened Teeth Improve Your Confidence, Not Just Your Bite

Straight teeth can improve more than just your bite. Having a smile you love can boost your self-confidence, too!

Recent research shows that almost a third of all Americans notice teeth first when they meet a new person. Having a warm and welcoming smile helps you look better and feel better, too. 

So if you’re not happy with your teeth, if you’re the one closing your mouth in photos because you’re embarrassed, or hiding your natural smile, you can improve your confidence and your smile with orthodontic treatment, available for children, adolescents, and adults

How Straighter Teeth Can Improve Your Confidence

Straighter teeth can make you more confident in many different ways. Here are four:.

  1. You’ll Want to Smile More

Reduce those frown lines and show off your beautiful smile – no more hiding in the back of every photo or worrying about concealing your teeth.

Smiling makes you happier, too. Smiling increases endorphins, the hormones that create positive emotions. The more you smile, the happier you will feel. Smiling also decreases stress levels, reducing some symptoms of anxiety and depression, too.

  1. Straight Teeth Means Clearer Speech

Along with giving you the confidence to smile more, straight teeth can also give you the confidence you need to speak more freely. Why? Because straight teeth make it easier to speak clearly. In order for your speech to be clear, your jaw, bite, and your teeth all need correct alignment. 

  1. Straight Teeth May Be Healthier

It’s true, straight teeth can be healthier teeth, too. Misaligned teeth can cause other oral health issues such as: tooth decay, due to the difficulty in brushing or flossing; gum disease; and even jaw disorders, in the case of severe misalignment. 

  1. Having Straight Teeth Can Positively Impact Work and Play

Because straight teeth can improve your overall confidence, your social confidence and your behavior at work can improve too. With more peace of mind about your teeth, both business and social gatherings can be approached more easily, as stress and awkwardness are reduced. 

With that increased self-esteem, you’ll find the confidence to stand out, be more resilient, and seek out new opportunities at work and new friendships, too. 

So if you’re feeling unhappy with your smile, then now is the time to do something about it.

Invest in Your Confidence

Your smile is worth the investment, and we make the entire experience as easy, affordable, and pain-free as possible. We offer a variety of treatments to make your smile look its best, regardless of your age.

Treatments include:

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Invisalign clear aligners
  • Clear brackets 
  • Retainers

Learn More About Creating a Confident Smile 

For more information on the ways in which you can realign your teeth and improve your confidence, reach out and make your dream of a confident smile come true. Contact us at Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics to schedule an appointment today!