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»
Almost across the board, the most important result of orthodontic treatment is how much more confident patients feel after they’ve finished with braces or Invisalign. For some patients, the subtle changes throughout their treatment are enough to begin overcoming any existing self-doubt or confidence issues that they’ve been struggling with their whole lives. As patients stop feeling like they have to hide their teeth, the natural reaction is to begin smiling more and being able to smile freely has a clear relationship to happiness and confidence. Did you know that smiling actually scientifically makes you more confident? Read on to learn how. More»
Docbraces has been offering free custom mouthguards and mini orthodontic consultations through our Guard My Smile program to kids throughout the Maritimes for years. Did you know that it’s also available in all of our Halifax-area practices? If your child participates in one or more of a whole range of sports and activities, there’s a good chance they can benefit from a custom mouthguard made by our experienced team. Read on to find out why you should book their appointment today!
We all know what our perfect smile would look like, and for some people having a few teeth out of alignment or living with an overbite or underbite can be very frustrating. In some cases, feeling like you’ve got bad teeth can even have a negative impact on your self esteem and cause a range of other issues. More»