If you sing or act for a living, or enjoy either activity as a hobby, the thought of braces can be frightening. Anyone who depends on their voice for their livelihood or favorite slice of life may worry that their speech or sound could be affected by braces. Continue reading
Following in the footsteps of Faith Hill, Tom Cruise, and Gwen Stefani, Khloe Kardashian recently made headlines, not with a salacious bit of celeb gossip but rather by proudly displaying her braces. At 28 years of age, Kardashian has opted for orthodontia in the form of invisible aligners. Continue reading
It’s normal to feel self-conscious while wearing braces at first. They are a major lifestyle adjustment and the feel of metal and brackets on your teeth and against your lips can take some getting used to. The good news though is that, in the long run, orthodontic work can actually improve your confidence. So once you get over that initial hump, it’ll be all smooth sailing. Continue reading
A blemish or a few hairs out of place are enough to make any prom-going teen freak out. But when a teen is sporting braces for one of the biggest nights of their high school career, they can feel self-conscious about their entire appearance – and how they’re going to look in all those pictures. There are ways to cope, and even elements of the braces-and-prom combo to look forward to… Continue reading
Not only can an overbite or underbite make you self-conscious, these conditions can slowly bring on a great deal of dental issues: headaches, sinus problems, periodontal issues, migraines, jaw pain, TMJ/TMD, hairline cracks in the teeth, and much more.
Perhaps you’ve been told that correcting your bite would require having teeth pulled or it might even be necessary to go so far as to break your jaw to reset it. These extreme possibilities are enough to make anyone decide that it’s easier to just suffer quietly with the appearance and discomfort of a bad bite. The reality is that major surgery isn’t necessary – orthodontic treatment can correct your bite problem. Continue reading
Has your dentist recommended adult braces to correct oral health issues, or to finally help you achieve that straight smile you’ve always wanted? If you’re mumbling and grumbling about wearing braces, there’s a pretty good chance your kids are listening, and they’re committing your complaints to memory. How can you expect your tween or teen to willingly accept their prescription for braces if you’re so uptight about your own orthodontia? Continue reading
How can metal, wires, and brackets make you more lovable? It’s not necessarily the presence of braces that increase your lovability, but the results of braces can very well make you more attractive to others.
A recent dental survey found that more than 87 percent of people consider teeth to be the most important facial attribute, and a potential partner’s smile is the characteristic 62 percent of people notice first. Crooked, yellow teeth and bad breath are the top dating turnoffs. Let’s face it, it’s much harder to reel in Ms. or Mr. Right with a crooked, broken-down smile. Continue reading