5 Reasons to Appreciate Your Braces

As your partners in orthodontic treatment, we know that having braces means making adjustments. Not only are your teeth on the move, but you’ve had to make adjustments in what you eat, how often you brush your teeth, and more. But believe it or not, there are many things to be thankful for when it comes to your braces.

Here are five to get you started…

  1. Braces don’t just straighten your teeth – they also improve your bite, which can reduce headaches, jaw pain, and more.

  2. A straight smile gives you a confidence boost. Many orthodontic patients find that after treatment, they feel more confident and less self-conscious about their smile.

  3. Braces are a fun way to express yourself. With tons of different color elastic bands to choose from, you can have fun dressing up your mouth in different colors depending on week, your mood, or your favorite team’s big game.

  4. The results are long-lasting (if you take care of your smile). After orthodontic treatment, it’s just a matter of maintaining your smile through regular retainer wear.

  5. During orthodontic treatment, you’re more aware of oral hygiene. After brushing more often and paying more attention to the condition of your teeth, you’ll have a good foundation for better dental habits for the rest of your life. Plus, flossing will seem like a breeze once you have your braces removed!

What do you appreciate about having braces? Maybe some of your reasons are the same as the five listed above, or maybe you have other reasons to embrace being a metal mouth. No matter what your reasons are, you can rest assured that you’ll be thankful for all the work your braces did once your orthodontic treatment is over!