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Why Braces Don’t Have to Be Miserable

When it comes time to get braces, you may be nervous or anxious about the experience. You may be worried about the pain/discomfort or how others will react. However, there are plenty of reasons getting braces doesn’t have to be a bad thing. 

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You’ll Get Straighter Teeth After

If you want to have a better experience, you should go through it with the end in sight. Yes, it can take time and it might be uncomfortable, but you have amazing results in the end. Braces will straighten out your teeth which gives you a much better smile. Your braces can also fix many issues that might make it difficult to chew. For example, braces can help fix any misalignment that keeps you from biting properly. Keep a positive outlook and look forward to everything you’ll have once the process is over. You’ll have nice straight teeth you can be proud of. 

You Have Options 

Many people are apprehensive about braces because they aren’t aware that there are actually several different options available. You can opt for the traditional braces, but you can also find more subtle options. For example, there are clear braces that are less visible and don’t draw attention to themselves. It’s even possible to get braces on the backs of your teeth. This will straighten everything out while also keeping them hidden. One of the most popular alternatives to braces is Invisalign. With Invisalign, you have clear, removable retainers that straighten your teeth without the fuss of traditional braces. Invisalign makes it so you don’t have to avoid certain foods. It’s also easier to brush and floss your teeth while you have braces. 

It’s Only One Time

In most cases, you only have to have braces once in your life. After that, your teeth, bite, etc. should be fixed and you can spend the rest of your life with better teeth. Braces may last for years, but you only need to put up with them during this time (often during adolescence). As long as you wear your retainer, you can keep your teeth nice and straight for your whole life. You should also be sure to talk with your orthodontist about what else you can do to keep your teeth straight. 

Getting braces can be intimidating, but it’s an experience worth having. You end up with better teeth and you can prevent future oral health issues. Finding ways to look on the positive side of things can make the experience better. 

Check out this article on what to do about tooth pain before you can get to the dentist!

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