Dating Woes? Boost Your Confidence with Straighter Teeth

Valentines Smile Boost Your Confidence

Roses are red, violets are blue, your smile is… crooked? Nothing kills confidence faster than feeling insecure about crooked teeth. When you’re feeling insecure about your smile and appearance, this lack of confidence can affect your romantic life, too.

In a world where modern dating has been reduced to swiping left and right in an app, your profile picture can make or break your dating chances. Worse, if you actually do land that dream date, once you do meet up in person those same old insecurities can bubble back up. Maybe you’re afraid to laugh or smile too much because you don’t want your date to notice your uneven teeth. Rather than being the best, most confident version of yourself, you’re insecure and nervous– killing any potential romance before you even get halfway through a cup of coffee.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there’s no time like the present to get serious about your smile. Invisalign is a discreet solution that will help you achieve your dream smile without the awkwardness or discomfort associated with braces. Plus, flexible payment plans mean Invisalign may be more affordable than you think.

Ready to date with confidence? Here’s what you need to know about Invisalign:

1. Invisalign is a discreet teeth-straightening solution.

Let’s face it: the only thing worse than crooked teeth may be unsightly metal braces! As an adult, flashing a mouthful of metal is a sure-fire romance killer. Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces and completely discreet. Invisalign is a series of clear retainers that are barely noticeable. You can remove them anytime, including when eating a meal. With Invisalign, you don’t need to worry about food getting caught in your metal braces while out on a date or those braces hurting your chances for a kiss goodnight!

2. Invisalign is comfortable and effective.

Conventional metal braces have a well-earned reputation for being uncomfortable. The protruding bits of metal can puncture and scratch the insides of your mouth and gums. Worse, every time you visit your orthodontist, your wires will get tightened, causing soreness and pain for several days after the visit. Invisalign is different. The smooth, clear aligners won’t scratch or irritate the inside of your mouth and gums. You’ll gradually change aligners during treatment, moving toward your end goal of straighter teeth without the pain of metal braces.

3. Your oral health will benefit, too.

Crooked or uneven teeth not only hurt your dating confidence, but a less-than-perfect smile can also hurt your oral health. Since it’s harder to clean between crooked teeth, plaque can build up more quickly, increasing the risk for periodontal disease. In addition to an increased risk for oral health problems, you may also suffer from some pretty bad breath! Think about it: all those trapped bacteria and food particles can create a pretty nasty odor over time, no matter how much your brush or gargle mouthwash. Bad breath on a date is definite romance killer!

4. Invisalign is more affordable than you realize.

Most insurance companies will provide coverage for Invisalign just as they provide coverage for braces. Even if your insurance does not cover the full cost of your treatment, our orthodontists offer flexible payment plans to help you afford the smile of your dreams. At Docbraces, our payment plans take the total cost of insurance reimbursement off the top and then splits payment up over the length of your treatment. Even better, we offer no-interest payment plans that don’t require a credit check.

Don’t wait for cupid’s arrow to make the perfect love match. Schedule a free consultation with the Docbraces team to learn whether Invisalign is right for you– and boost your dating confidence!

New Year, New You: Why Get Invisalign in 2017

Invisalign: New Year, New You

Lose those pesky extra pounds, go to the gym, eat healthy, achieve my dream smile with straighter teeth …

Are straighter teeth on your New Year’s resolutions list? By the end of January, even the most well-intentioned resolutions like losing weight or exercising more fall by the wayside. Straightening your teeth is an easy resolution to keep. The first step is as simple as an appointment with an orthodontist. More»

Braces for Baby Boomers: Why Invisalign Works for Patients 50+

Braces for Baby Boomers

Wish your teeth were straighter or you could reduce gaps between your teeth, but worried about whether you’re “too old” for Invisalign? Good news: you’re never too old to achieve your dream smile. Here at Docbraces, nearly half of all our patients are over the age of 50. Invisalign can help you discreetly achieve your dream smile– no awkward metal braces necessary! More»

Invisalign Nova Scotia: Top Considerations When Selecting a Provider

Invisalign Nova Scotia - Top Considerations When Selecting a Provider

You’ve been thinking about getting your teeth straightened and have finally decided that Invisalign is the right solution for your straightening needs. You want to be sure you’re getting the highest quality care at a price you can afford. Now comes the tricky part: selecting the right Invisalign Nova Scotia provider.

If your dentist offers Invisalign in addition to routine adult dental care, it’s certainly tempting to stay with your current provider. However, keep in mind that Invisalign for straightening teeth, like braces, is a highly specialized process and a significant financial investment. You want to select a provider that not only is highly experienced in this field, but also is impeccably qualified with stellar reviews. More»

A Sticky Mess? How to Enjoy Halloween Candy with Braces

Halloween Candy with Braces

No matter how old (or young) you may be, the best part of Halloween is getting to indulge in all the candy and treats that are normally “off limits” during the year. Enjoying Halloween candy with braces, however, could be challenging, biting into a candied apple or a toffee candy bar could result in a sticky, unpleasant mess. Every year, we treat patients for candy-related emergencies, like popped wires or broken brackets. As anyone who’s found themselves in a similar sticky mess will tell you, Halloween is not the time for an orthodontic emergency!

Candy corn, Starbursts, skittles, Tootsie Rolls, licorice and Snickers candy bars can all spell disaster for your Halloween plans. Can you still get your candy fix without damaging your braces or bending a wire? Absolutely! Just stick to this list of what to eat – and not to eat – to have a fun and disaster-free Halloween. More»

How an “Elite” Halifax Orthodontist Can Straighten Teeth Without Braces

Invisalign Halifax Orthodontist Girl Smile

Dreaming of straighter teeth but don’t want to get braces as an adult? You’re not alone: thousands of Canadians are opting to straighten their teeth without braces using Invisalign. Worldwide, more than 3 million patients have been treated with Invisalign. Today, they’re enjoying straighter teeth and a confident, healthy smile. Here’s how an Elite Halifax Orthodontist can help.

Docbraces is the leading provider of Invisalign in Atlantic Canada. Our Smile Team works with patients in Halifax Nova Scotia, Moncton New Brunswick, Summerside Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, Dartmouth Nova Scotia, and Amherst Nova Scotia to help them achieve their dream smile. More»

Am I Too Old for Braces? 3 Amazing Benefits of Adult Braces

Adult Braces

There was a time when having orthodontic treatment was considered strictly for children or teens. Adults who didn’t have their teeth straightened during their childhood or adolescence had simply “missed the boat” when it came to enjoying straighter, more attractive smiles and healthier teeth. But today, all that’s changed, and adult braces are becoming increasingly more common. In fact, according to the Canadian Dental Association, more adults than ever before are opting to have their teeth straightened with traditional braces, ceramic braces or removable aligner systems like Invisalign. More»

Can I Straighten My Teeth Without Braces?


Are you avoiding a trip to your Nova Scotia orthodontist because you don’t want to get metal braces? A crooked smile is unattractive as an adult, but unfortunately the alternative – a mouthful of metal – is hardly any better. Adult braces can be uncomfortable, awkward and downright embarrassing. Wondering how to straighten teeth without braces? Good news: common orthodontic problems including crooked teeth and overcrowding can be corrected without braces. More»

Study: A Beautiful, Healthy-looking Smile Makes You Look Happier and More Successful

Healthy looking Smile Makes You Look Happier and More Successful

Let’s face it: If braces were free, just about anyone with crowded or crooked teeth would have orthodontic treatment. But because braces cost money, that makes a lot of people falter when deciding whether or not to get treatment – and that’s usually because of one or two common misconceptions: 1. They’re not worth it, or 2. They can’t afford it. More»