If you have misaligned teeth, you may sometimes feel self-conscious about your smile. Orthodontics can help!
People often don’t realize that something has been bothering them until it’s over. This seems to be true for many of our patients here at Vancouver Orthodontics, when it comes to having misaligned teeth.
Misaligned teeth are a problem in a variety of ways that affect your health. But the same factors that have a negative impact on health may also make social situations stressful or intimidating.
Malocclusions can be an aesthetic problem, of course, but they can also make breathing, eating, and even talking difficult. These health factors can also make social situations uncomfortable for patients with misaligned teeth.
People, especially adults, get accustomed to dealing with these social problems, and have accepted them as part of day-to-day life. They tend to come up with subconscious solutions for dealing with these issues.
After their orthodontic treatment is finished - indeed, even before that in some cases - many of our patients begin to notice how much their self-consciousness had actually been holding them back.
They comment on how much more confident they feel doing regular, day-to-day things like laughing, having their pictures taken, eating or talking, than they did before they had their teeth straightened.
Patients who didn't ever feel comfortable eating around others now do so with ease. Those who never smiled or laughed in photos no longer give it a second thought.
Some even feel more confident when speaking and offering up their opinions at work since they’re no longer concerned about what others will think of their teeth.