When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a beautiful person with a lovely smile? If not I think you should give yourself a little more credit; there is no reason to put yourself down. Everyone is unique looking, and your looks are your own and you should be happy with who you are. I know that my saying this will not automatically change your perceptions about yourself, but if you must improve your image, you should know that there are many things you can do. Getting adequate sleep, eating a healthy diet, and getting plenty of exercise can drastically alter your appearance for the better. However, if you are self-conscious about your smile due to having crooked teeth, it might cost money to change that. You should visit a Denver orthodontist and review some options on how you can get your teeth aligned, that way you will have a smile you can be proud of.
There are a number of different options for teeth alignment devices to choose from. These days, the most popular device would have to be invisalign. This is due to its discreet, almost invisible appearance. Also, it is viewed as being more convenient than traditional braces because they can be removed when you want to eat, drink, or brush your teeth. Invisalign is quite a bit more expensive than traditional braces, however, so that might factor into your decision.
If price is a concern, it’s probably best to go with traditional braces. While many people don’t like the appearance of traditional braces, I think it’s all a matter of perception. When I first got my braces, I certainly didn’t like their appearance. People tried to get me to smile to show them off, but I always tried to hide them. After time you do get used to traditional braces, so I believe any embarrassment is only temporary. It’s all in how you wear the braces; you can’t let people define you based on how they see you, it’s up to you to define yourself based on how you feel. So if you do end up going with traditional braces, I say look at them with pride and decide that they are a good looking accessory that compliments your style. Also, keep in mind that the inconvenience of such a device is going to be well worth it in the long run. Once those braces get removed and the glue is taken off, you will see a beautifully corrected smile. I know that once I got my braces off I just couldn’t stop smiling. It’s not because I wanted to show off, it’s because I generally felt great about how I looked and I just couldn’t help it. It felt so good to be able to feel my teeth against my lips again, to be able to run my tongue along the surfaces without feeling and brackets.
So I say if you want to improve your smile to help enhance your self-esteem, go for braces, no matter what kind you can afford.
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