Is there a “right” time for your teen to get braces? Many factors ranging from schedules to family finances can influence the timing of your child’s orthodontic treatment. It’s not unusual for teens to be reluctant or embarrassed about getting braces and try to come up with their own creative reasons to avoid treatment! That’s why summer is an ideal time for teens to get braces: they have privacy to adjust to braces outside of school, more flexible schedules for appointments, and plenty of time to develop good hygiene habits at home. More»
You’ve tried on hundreds of dresses, selected the perfect venue, checked the guest list twice, and you’re ready to dance the night away with your groom. There’s just one problem: is your smile ready for your wedding day close-up?
From Instagram to Snapchat, the first photo many brides share on their wedding days is a selfie. More and more brides are posting selfies on social media while they’re getting ready with friends, preparing to walk down the aisle, or just after they’ve tied the knot and said, “I do!” Even with Instagram filters, selfies and other close-up are pretty revealing and unforgiving, showing the good and the bad– including crooked teeth. More»
“Am I Too Old for Invisalign?”
This is a common question our orthodontists get asked all the time at Docbraces. If you’ve always dreamed of a straighter smile but never had braces as a teenager, you may be wondering whether it’s “too late” to straighten your teeth. Here’s the good news: as long as your teeth are healthy, it’s never too late to straighten them! In fact, taking action now can help prevent future oral health problems, including bad breath, bleeding gums, and tooth loss. More»
Admit it: you’re embarrassed about your crooked teeth, but you’re even more embarrassed at the thought of wearing metal braces! Traditional orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth has long been associated with images of awkward, self-conscious teens sporting a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. There’s hardly anything discreet about that image! Invisalign is the exact opposite. It’s a modern, teeth-straightening solution that’s completely discreet: only you and your orthodontist will know you’re using Invisalign. More»
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. More»
Admit it: you’d love to have straighter teeth and a confident smile, but as an adult, the idea of wearing braces is embarrassing and downright awkward. Are you doomed to a lifetime of crooked teeth? Not at all! This holiday season, give yourself the gift of Invisalign and enjoy a confident smile and good oral health for years to come. More»
Do you avoid smiling because you are embarrassed by your crooked teeth or uneven smile? One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. In fact, 96 percent of adults believe an attractive smile will make them more appealing to members of the opposite sex. The opposite is also true: adults fear that a crooked or uneven smile will make them less attractive to romantic partners, friends and coworkers. They worry this smile will distract from their otherwise great personality or attractive facial features.
Worse, teeth that overlap can also appear darker than others under certain lighting conditions. Your smile sets the tone for your entire day. If you look in the mirror every morning and hate what you see, that’s a huge drain on your confidence and self esteem! More»
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»
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»