Do you hesitate to smile for photos? Do you feel self-conscious laughing or talking because of your teeth? A crooked smile can be downright embarrassing as an adult. Unfortunately, many adults are reluctant to straighten their teeth because they are worried about the cost, discomfort and perceived embarrassment associated with braces. Delaying orthodontic work, however, can ultimately lead to bigger problems down the road. Crooked teeth that do not fit together may look unattractive right now, but things could get even worse should tooth decay or gum disease occur. Straightening your teeth can significantly improve your overall oral health, reducing the risk for tooth decay and gum disease that go hand-in-hand with overcrowding or misaligned teeth. Invisalign or Braces can help, but which is right for your smile? More»
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»
Often, when parents bring their children into the Docbraces office, they’ll mention that they wish they had the opportunity to have orthodontic treatment when they were younger. We’re always quick to point out that it’s never too late for adult orthodontics! As a matter of fact, we routinely treat patients who are up to 70 and sometimes even older. Truly, if you are interested in adult orthodontics in order to have the smile you’ve always wanted, reduce pain or give your overall health a boost, it’s never been easier! In this post, we’re going to give you all the information you need to know about adult orthodontics, from the discreet treatments options that are available, to the health benefits that are associated with properly aligned teeth. When you’re finished reading, it’s our hope that you’ll have the information you need to make a decision on adult orthodontics that is right for you!
At Docbraces, we’re big fans of “the selfie”. Selfies, or photographs you take of yourself, are a great way to improve self confidence, share funny moments, and, our personal favourite, show off your smile! Over the past year, selfies have become more and more popular: the word was officially added to the dictionary, the infamous “Oscars” selfie became the true winner of that night, and most everyone features the occasional selfie on their Instagram page—even us! Find us at: @docbraces or #docbraces. So if you haven’t gotten on the bandwagon yet, now’s time! And, if you’re not yet a selfie addict, as they say, here are a few tips to perfect your selfie style. More»
Have you ever met someone who oozes confidence? They always seem to have control of the room, and are absolutely certain of themselves. They never seem to trip over their words, or shy away from a crowd. They walk with boldness, and take every opportunity that comes their way. These people likely earn your respect with ease, and it seems like everyone is drawn to them.
Perhaps you feel like you’ll never get there. Instead, you may hang back from the crowd, and speak nervously around others. Sometimes it can be difficult to imagine ourselves as a person who walks into a room with no fear. The good news is that self-confidence is something that grows as you work to become more assured in who you are. More»
Besides not being afraid of showing off your teeth at parties or job interviews and every situation in-between, there are lots of reasons why orthodontic treatment will help you feel more confident about showing off your pearly whites. Orthodontic treatment has several clear benefits that will boost your self-esteem and increase your overall quality of life. More»
Often, choosing to begin orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign has a lot to do with appearance and being able to address specific characteristics of our smiles that we don’t feel confident about. At the end of your treatment you’ll enjoy a straight and healthy smile, but did you know that there are several other positive changes to your appearance that many patients commonly notice during and after their treatment? Read on to discover more. More»
When our patients over the age of 21 decide to visit us for their initial consultations, we find that it’s typically for two main reasons: to reduce pain or discomfort from misaligned bites, and to address any self-esteem or confidence issues stemming from cosmetic concerns related to their smiles. Many patients are surprised to learn about the other changes that can happen just by addressing what often seem like straightforward malocclusion issues. Often, a major benefit of braces or alternatives like Invisalign is that you’ll look and feel younger when you’re finished. Keep reading to learn how that’s possible. More»