In this day and age, a lot of us are more judgmental than we would like to admit. One of the first things that a potential employer or first date is sure to notice about you is your smile, and like it or not, this attribute may factor into how you are treated by these individuals. In a famous study entitled “Mirror, Mirror… The Importance of Looks in Everyday Life,” University of Hawaii at Manoa and Illinois State University psychologists Elaine Hatfield and Susan Sprecher concluded that, among other things, men and women who were thought to be less beautiful were often discriminated against in everyday life. Now, these tendencies are not fair, but in many cases, there is little we can do to change other people’s behavior and perception of us if we aren’t willing to make a change ourselves.
If you would like to feel better about the way you look by improving your smile, there is something that you can do: Schedule an appointment with award-winning New York City orthodontist. Dr. Tanya Vaysman. She and her experienced staff at Upper Eastside Orthodontists can help you get the smile that you’ve always wanted. After your treatment, which could include Invisalign or traditional braces, you’ll be amazed at how your confidence can skyrocket.
Perfect teeth will do more than just boost your self esteem. Oral care professionals will tell you that if your top and bottom teeth are crooked, you may be more prone to discomfort, especially when eating. This is often the case because people with teeth that are misaligned may bite into the tissue of their mouth and jaw instead of the food they are consuming. Straight teeth are critical to a perfectly aligned bite, which can reduce pain next time you enjoy everything from an apple to a sandwich.
Some people may not know that their teeth are responsible for helping them speak clearly. Men, women and children who don’t seek orthodontic treatment may be unknowingly putting themselves at risk for a permanent lisp, another factor that could affect how people view them.
Did you know that a mouth full of perfect teeth can even impact your oral hygiene routine? Crooked pearly whites are more difficult to clean because of the way they are positioned inside your mouth, which makes it easier for sticky plaque to build up over time. Plaque is one of the key players in bad breath, and it can also increase your chances of developing cavities.
There is not a single person that likes going to the dentist only to be told that they have periodontal disease like gingivitis. However, you can reduce your risk for this condition by straightening your teeth. Men, women and children that have gums that are infected typically have plaque that has deposited in the soft oral tissue. This is what causes them to become swollen or red or to bleed easily. If you have periodontal disease, it can affect how your teeth are held in place. No one wants to feel like a child and have teeth that are loose. When your teeth are straight, your gums secure your teeth in your mouth better.
If you want to learn more about what straight teeth can do for you, then don’t wait another minute. Dr. Vaysman and her team at Upper Eastside Orthodontists can assess your individual situation and recommend whether you are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment like invisible braces, traditional braces, Invisalign or clear braces. To schedule an appointment, call (646) 844-2646 or contact us online today.
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