Nearly everyone has something they’re self-conscious about, and for many people, it’s their teeth. Perhaps you’re not a fan of your “gummy smile,” or maybe you refrain from smiling in social situations because your teeth have been stained by coffee, wine, or cigarettes. Maybe you have an overbite, underbite, tooth gaps, or you have crooked teeth that others stare at when you talk. Whatever the case, our cosmetic dentists are here to help you get a beautiful smile you can be proud of. Contact us today to book an appointment at our family dental clinic in Downtown Ottawa, or continue reading to learn how having straight teeth boosts your confidence and self-esteem!

Improved Aesthetics

The main reason why people who have straight teeth tend to have more confidence and higher self-esteem is that their smile looks good. In this case, the adage “When you look good, you feel good” is true, as you’ll spend less time worrying about the appearance of your teeth if they’re perfectly aligned. This translates into more time enjoying life and feeling confident in your looks, even if it is something as small as having straighter teeth.

Smile Without Hesitation

When your teeth are straight and your smile looks good, you won’t be afraid to show off your pearly whites throughout the day. Often, people with misaligned teeth try not to smile or laugh in social situations because they are embarrassed about others seeing their imperfect teeth. Getting braces or Invisalign® and having your teeth straightened can make you feel more comfortable in these situations. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the genuine happiness that comes from grinning ear to ear or letting out a belly laugh with your best friends.

Healthier Teeth

Straight teeth don’t just look good — they’re also healthier. When your teeth are crooked or crowded, this creates crevices for bacteria to collect and turn to plaque and tartar over time. If left unaddressed, this leads to tooth decay and a host of other dental problems, such as dental cavities and gingivitis, or gum disease. On the other hand, when your teeth are straight, they are easier to clean with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Even mouthwash is more effective for people with straight teeth, as it can reach between your teeth, washing away any remaining bacteria.

Personal & Professional Success

People who have straight teeth also tend to have greater success in their personal and professional lives. When you look and feel good, you give better first impressions, which makes you more hirable in the working world. Not only that, but you are more likely to form friendships and have a healthy social life if you feel good about yourself and make it a point to surround yourself with others who are happy. So, if you have straight teeth, don’t be afraid to let your confidence shine through!

Get Invisible Braces At Our Dental Clinic In Downtown Ottawa

Regain your confidence and self-esteem with orthodontics in Downtown Ottawa. We would be more than happy to walk you through your options, including braces and Invisalign (otherwise known as “invisible braces”). Contact us today to get started!