Looking better, feeling better, having more self-confidence – it’s all possible this year. As you make your New Year’s resolutions, be sure to include what will end up being an incredible gift to yourself: a straight, beautiful smile.
Studies have found that about 80 percent of people who carefully craft New Year’s resolutions don’t even make it to February before giving up. So many resolutions have to do with altering how you look. The reality is that looking better takes time, effort, and dedication – so if you’re going to alter your appearance for the better and you want it to last, consider what braces can do for your smile and confidence.
Make a Straight Smile Your Goal
Far too often, people think their window of opportunity for straight teeth closed once they passed through adolescence. This misconception also stems from the belief that there is only one kind of braces – traditional metal braces – and adults rarely want to walk around with “metal mouth.”
The good news is that there are other options for your orthodontia. You can get a straight smile and still go about your daily life without metal and brackets getting in the way. Invisible aligners allow you to straighten your teeth surreptitiously. The thin, clear aligners will be ready for you in just days, meaning your road to straight teeth will begin and end faster than you even anticipated.
There are also clear braces which don’t require noticeable metal brackets and wires. Made from clear or tooth-colored materials, these braces are an aesthetic alternative that gives you the aligned smile you want, with brackets, but without the metal of traditional braces.
A Resolution to Succeed
Make the resolution to improve your smile – and then act on it. Setting specific, measurable goals will enable you to have more success in sticking with your resolutions. Your orthodontic treatment plan is indeed a measurable journey with a straight smile waiting for you at the end. All you have to do is be willing to put in the time.
Remember, pounds come and go and so do muscles, but the beauty of your smile can last forever if properly cared for – so get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted. There’s no better time than the present. Make your appointment with West L.A. orthodontist Baum Orthodontics to discuss your smile solutions. Happy New Year!