How Oldham Family Orthodontics in Kyle Can Improve Other Aspects of Your Life
Are you ready to improve your smile? Close to three in five Americans would rather have a nice smile than clear skin. Some people would even give up dessert or vacations just to get it! At Oldham Family Orthodontics in Kyle, we’re ready to get you started on your smile journey! Did you know that when you decide to improve your smile, you’re also improving other aspects of your life at the same time? Having a great smile can impact your oral health, physical and mental health, job opportunities, and even your dating life!
A Great Smile Brings Greater Confidence
“The gift of confidence is something that I want to be able to give to my patients no matter their age. My goal is to be the Kyle orthodontist who does that for each and every one of my patients.” -Dr. Oldham
When you love the way your teeth look, you’ll feel better about your appearance overall and your confidence will improve. A boost in your confidence can help your life in so many ways. You will be more likely to have honest and open relationships with both family members and friends when you have high levels of confidence. You’ll also be more confident in your ability to make decisions and more assertive in expressing your needs and opinions. In a survey conducted by Invisalign, about 80% of people who responded said having a confident smile gave them the push they needed to accomplish something or achieve a goal they otherwise wouldn’t have.
You’re never fully dressed without a smile! When you smile more, your mood improves and you’ll feel better both mentally and emotionally. Smiling releases neurotransmitters, which automatically lowers our stress levels. You’ll feel surges of endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin when you smile, helping to lift your mood and dwell less on negative or painful emotions. Less stress helps improve your respiratory health, immune system, wellbeing, and even aids weight loss.
Better Chance of Finding a Job
In a study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, people with ideal smiles were perceived as more intelligent and thought to have a better chance of finding a job.
In another study released on PR Newswire:
“When looking at images, Americans perceive those with straight teeth to be 45% more likely than those with crooked teeth to get a job when competing with someone who has a similar skill set and experience. They are also seen as 58% more likely to be successful, as well as 58% more likely to be wealthy.”
When you have a great smile, your prospective employer will take notice! It just may be the advantage you need to land that new job or secure that coveted promotion.
Makes Eating Easier
When your teeth are not positioned correctly, it can be painful and annoying to chew certain foods. You may find that pieces of food get stuck in between crowded teeth or lodged somewhere in the gums. A lot of people with crooked teeth also have a crossbite, underbite, or overbite that can only be corrected with Kyle orthodontics. When your bite is off, you’re more likely to find eating a chore rather than an enjoyable experience.
Relief From Headaches and/or Jaw Pain
The way your teeth come together can make a huge impact on how your jaw feels. Many people seeking Kyle braces or Invisalign in Kyle complain of jaw pain after chewing or frequent headaches. These problems can be eliminated with the right orthodontic treatment in Kyle.
Results from the study on PR Newswire showed that, “Nearly one-third (29%) of Americans say the first aspect of someone’s face they typically notice is his or her teeth . . . When it comes to attracting a possible mate on a dating site, those with straight teeth are seen as 57% more likely than those with crooked teeth to get a date based on their picture alone. . . Nearly two in five (38%) Americans would consider not going on a second date with someone who has misaligned teeth.”
If you’d like to see your love life start moving in a different direction, Kyle orthodontics can help you take that first step toward an amazing smile!
Less Risk of Tooth Decay
It’s more difficult to properly brush and floss crooked teeth than straight teeth. When teeth are overlapping each other, pointing in different directions, or hiding behind one another, it’s a challenge to make sure they’re as clean as they need to be. Plaque and debris can hide a lot easier in a mouth with crooked teeth rather than a mouth where all the teeth line up as they should. The more plaque that is left on teeth, the more likely bacteria will start to erode your tooth enamel, causing cavities and more. Get those teeth straightened ASAP so you can keep those pearly whites shining as they should!
Superior Gum Health
The more plaque sitting in your mouth, the more likely your gums are to get inflamed, which can eventually result in gingivitis. Left untreated, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis, which is the leading cause of tooth loss. Gum disease can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and even a stroke. The sooner you can get your teeth lined up properly, the better off your overall health will be.
Select Oldham Family Orthodontics in Kyle
Board-certified Kyle orthodontist Dr. Maxwell Oldham and our staff are excited to offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment to everyone in the Kyle, Buda, and San Marcos area. If you’re thinking about Buda/Kyle braces, Invisalign in Kyle, or another form of treatment, Dr. Oldham has the right education and expertise to solve your individual case.
“. . . I got my braces about a month and a half ago here and have had the best experience you can possibly have getting braces as an adult . . . Dr. Oldham has made this whole process a lot easier. I cannot recommend this practice enough. I am so happy I have the Oldhams on my side as I go through this journey!” –Google Review from Parker P.
If you live in Kyle, San Marcos, or Buda, orthodontics has never been easier.
We provide Kyle/Buda braces and Invisalign in Kyle to kids, teens, and adults.
Call us today at 512-256-7886 to schedule your FREE orthodontic consultation!