Let’s be honest; your smile has a large impact on how you feel about yourself. Just think about how you feel when someone tells you that you have food in your teeth. It bothers you. It makes you feel uncomfortable. You think to yourself, how long have I had this food in my teeth, and how many people have seen me walking around like this?
If something relatively minor like having food in your teeth can have such a powerful impact on the way that you feel about yourself, just imagine how an individual feels when their teeth are crooked or noticeably damaged. Obviously, it has a negative effect on their self-esteem.
Thankfully, there are options for adults in the Murfreesboro and Shelbyville areas who want to have braces but don’t want the entire world to know they have braces. These options include ceramic or clear braces. Clear braces have a lot of benefits. The first is that it allows an adult to improve the appearance of their smile without the negative stigma attached to metal braces. It allows a person to undergo orthodontic correction without it being obvious to others that they are undergoing treatment. The discretion that clear braces provides is what sets them apart from traditional metal braces.
Having straight teeth is beneficial for two reasons. First, they are more attractive. Second, they are healthier. When your teeth are straight, there are less places for plaque and bacteria to hide. Crooked teeth are full of nooks and crannies where bacteria and other damaging things can hide. The result is that individuals who have crooked teeth are more likely to have dental decay and gum disease.
Really, crooked teeth are one of the primary reasons why people end up with periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, in turn, leads to some very serious systemic illnesses that individuals who have straighter teeth are less likely to end up dealing with.
Clear braces have changed the way that the adult population looks at crooked teeth. Just because your parents did not have the money to get you braces when you were a teenager does not mean that you cannot do anything about your crooked teeth today. Clear braces allow you to have the confidence that comes with straight teeth without others knowing that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
For more information about clear braces or to get started with your orthodontic treatment, talk to our orthodontist at Pack Orthodontics in Murfreesboro or Shelbyville. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!