This holiday season, consider doing something for yourself by visiting a local orthodontist. Now is an excellent time to take the first step towards creating a beautiful smile that you will be proud to show off.
The holidays are busy
We understand that the holiday season can be very busy and because of that, a lot of people do not consider doing things like visiting the local orthodontist. However, now is the perfect time to take a few minutes to do something for oneself. With so much activity and hustle and bustle, the holidays can be hectic. Due to this, people can easily become so busy with the demands of everything that it becomes impossible to take a few minutes to do something that is good for their health.
Visiting the orthodontist is one of those things. Taking the time to do so is incredibly beneficial because we make it possible to improve the appearance of a person’s smile and oral health as well.
When creating lists and thinking about gifts that you may want this year, think long-term. If asking for things that one uses temporarily but forgets about six months later, think about what would be beneficial today and five, 10 and even 20 years from now. A beautiful, straight and healthy smile is a gift that keeps on giving. We find that when we straighten our patients’ teeth, they become more confident and are proud to show off their new smile.
This confidence can have a positive impact on social interactions since a person who smiles more is likely to appear more confident and capable. As such, people with a beautiful smile may enjoy more positive social interactions and even better interactions at work. It is truly a gift that you can give yourself that will continue to pay dividends well into the future.
There are convenient options
Many adults hesitate to visit a local orthodontist for fear that they will end up wearing metal braces. This is no longer the case in most scenarios, metal braces are still the go-to solution for children but no longer are for adults. This is because we have treatment options that are just as effective but more convenient and more discreet.
For example, we can straighten teeth using clear ceramic braces that function in the same way as metal braces but are difficult to see because the brackets and wires are tooth-colored. Additionally, we can provide our adult patients with clear aligners to straighten teeth. They surround the teeth like a full retainer would and by applying pressure, move them gradually into the correct position.
The aligners are removable and can come out when eating, so they truly are a convenient solution that places a patient in the driver seat of their care. This makes it possible for adults that are incredibly busy to straighten their teeth.
This is a worthwhile investment to make
We understand that choosing to visit a local orthodontist for braces or aligners is an investment. This is another reason that the holiday season is an excellent time to do so. By putting gift money towards orthodontics, the family budget will be less impacted by this investment.
Knowing that this is a worthwhile long-term investment to make, the cost is one that is entirely worth it and will produce far better long-term results than many of the gifts that can be found under the tree.
To discover how we can improve your smile and oral health, call us and schedule a consultation. We will be happy to provide additional information and discuss next steps.
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