There are many reasons why I love the work I do as an orthodontist, but I think my favorite aspect of my profession is the ability to change people’s lives. Your smile affects more than just the way you look; it also affects your overall health. Having a beautiful smile is also important for making the most of the opportunities you have in life.

Straighter Smile, Better Health. When you think of orthodontics, you probably think of smile aesthetics, but a straight bite also improves your health. Many of the common issues that are addressed through orthodontic treatment can have a negative impact on your oral health. For example, teeth that are overcrowded are difficult to clean properly, which can lead to plaque buildup, gum disease, cavities, and tooth loss over time.

When creating a beautiful smile, we sometimes have to replace missing teeth. Without all of your teeth, you can’t chew your food with ease and your other teeth are at a higher risk of wear and tear. A misaligned bite can also cause excessive wear on your teeth, as well as jaw pain, headaches, or neck pain. So, a straighter smile isn’t just about looking your best﹘ it’s about feeling your best as well.

Better Smile, Brighter Future. Having a smile that you believe is beautiful boosts your confidence and can actually make you feel happier. The appearance of your smile also influences the way others perceive you, which can have a domino effect.

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and often one of the most remembered features of your face. Those who have straight smiles are often thought to be wealthier and more successful than those who have crooked teeth. And, job candidates with straight teeth are more likely to be hired than those without.

While this may seem unfair to those without straight teeth, it’s simply a matter of first impressions. It’s been shown the vast majority of people consider a person with straight teeth to look more trustworthy than those with a misaligned bite. In addition, having crooked teeth could affect your romantic relationships, too. A recent study shows that one-third of people say they wouldn’t go on a second date with a person who has crooked teeth.

Invest in Yourself. As you can see, an investment in your teeth is an investment in yourself. A healthy, beaming smile can give you opportunities that will change your life. It can improve your relationships, your career, your confidence, and your health. Are you ready to start your smile journey? Reach out to Depew Smiles today to see how we can serve you!