Orthodontics have explored various ways of straightening teeth without the use of traditional braces as we know them; but let’s face it, not everyone has the budget for hidden types of braces such as Invisalign and lingual braces. Those two are not likely to be an option if your budget is either limited or you’re just too money-conscious to prioritize aesthetics.
However, it doesn’t mean traditional braces are less pretty and as many people tend to think about it, dreadful. They may be difficult to maintain because you’d need to be more careful with what you eat, how you brush and floss your teeth and the monthly adjustments. It changes your appearance, which you and others may not get used to immediately (which is completely normal, by the way).
Simply put, they’re a bit distracting. And it doesn’t always end the moment you have them removed because in most cases, patients need retainers afterward to maintain the teeth’s alignment.
Thankfully, traditional braces and retainers can be customized. We always see them in silver, but did you know that you can have gold braces and retainer wires? Yes, it’s possible, so tick that off your list of reasons to get braces. Wearing braces is tough self-love, but you can make the whole experience worthwhile.
Wear Braces with Pride
A common concern of people in need of braces is the aesthetic appeal. Some people are worried that wearing braces may make them look unappealing or less attractive, but you can totally flaunt your braces with pride.
If you’re going to live with your braces on for a couple of years, then make the best out of it. Instead of naming it as the reason for your reduced self-confidence, reverse that mindset and start appreciating it even more. They don’t only straighten your teeth; they could solve a number of problems, too, such as jaw and breathing issues.
It Solves More Than Just Your Teeth Alignment Problem
Braces also solve a number of other problems, besides teeth. Your overall oral health can be improved with braces. It makes your gums healthier; with correctly aligned teeth, brushing and flossing will be easier and more precise. Hard to reach corners and spaces can be accessed more effortlessly by dental floss or a toothpick. With improved oral hygiene, chances of cavities and periodontal diseases will be minimized.
Chewing issues that lead to digestive problems can also be solved by braces. If your crooked teeth are not allowing you to chew properly, then braces will be the solution. You can avoid indigestion due to poorly chewed food with an aligned set of teeth.
Serious jaw problems may be experienced if you don’t have them treated early with braces. When bacteria start to eat away the bones, jawbone erosion and bone loss may occur. Wearing braces prevents this incident and gradually fix it.
Wearing braces is nothing to be ashamed of. Show off your beautiful bracketed smile, and do it with confidence. Your attitude, after all, is what makes you truly attractive rather than your outer appearance alone. Treating your braces as a blessing instead of a burden will naturally make you more confident and thankful that you have them.