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A Straighter Smile = Improved Self Confidence!

Posted May 27th, 2016 in Teens, Adults, Ortho Guide

A Straighter Smile = Improved Self Confidence!

If you have crooked or uneven teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. Orthodontic treatment can help!

It's not uncommon for people not to realize how much something has been bothering them until it's over. This is very often the case for Dr. Kanani's patients, when it comes to their misaligned teeth.

Insecure. Reticent. Self-Conscious. Does this sound like you?

Having crooked or uneven teeth can have a substantial, negative impact on your appearance in a variety of ways, and as a result, you may struggle with feelings of insecurity and self-consciousness when talking, eating, and laughing.

You may even find that you don't smile as readily for pictures, and you avoid speaking up because you'd just rather not draw attention to your teeth.

You've likely come to accept these issues as an inevitable part of day-to-day life, and come up with 'band-aid' solutions for dealing with them that inconvenience you and do nothing to repair the real, underlying confidence issues.

But it doesn't have to be that way.

You may be avoiding orthodontic treatment because you think it's just for kids or teenagers. Or you might worry that it will be inconvenient to maintain during your day-to-day life. Or, you may be concerned that a set of metal braces will make you feel even more insecure and self-conscious about how you look.

The fact is, though, that orthodontic treatment has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, and there are a variety of options that are not only ideal for the lifestyle of an adult, but that eliminate many of the aesthetic and convenience issues that were once unavoidable.

Treatment Options for Adults

Invisalign - Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that straighten your teeth much traditional braces do, but completely without metal and wires. Because these aligners are transparent, they’re pretty much invisible when worn, so most people you interact with won’t even notice them. » Learn More

Lingual Braces - These braces are similar to regular metal braces, except you wear them on the inside (that is, the backs) of your teeth. Because they face your tongue, they’re not easy for others to see unless you make a point of showing them. » Learn More

In-Ovation Self Ligating Braces - Self-ligating braces have a metal construction like traditional braces, and are placed in the fronts of your teeth. The difference is that they're more low profile and streamlined in appearance because there are no ties or elastics. » Learn More

Imagine having a straight, even smile that you actually feel proud of!

After your orthodontic treatment is finished you'll start noticing, like so many of Dr. Kanani's patients do, just how much your self-consciousness about your misaligned teeth had actually been holding them back.

Once your teeth are straight, you'll find you feel much more confident doing simple, day-to-day things like laughing, having your pictures taken, talking or eating, than you did before. No more need to hold back and hide!

You may even notice that you feel more confident about speaking up and offering your opinions at work since you're no longer wondering what your co-workers think of your teeth.

If you’ve been avoiding orthodontic treatment or are unsure if it's right for you, contact Dr. Kanani today! We’d love to help you get started on the path to a healthier, more confident smile.

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