Summer has finally arrived. Warm weather, vacations, and time with family and friends is here — and so is showing off your uneven, misaligned smile to everyone. And that means people will judge you.
People should be better than that. They should get past the way you look, the clothes you wear, and so on. Instead, they should focus on your personality and who you really are. In the real world, it’s not that simple. We tend to react better to people who look good, and react less positively to people who look bad. When your smile is full of gaps and crooked teeth, people will be less likely to want to speak with you or get to know you. Summer will just make this worse.
Summer Is For Great Smiles, Not Bad Ones
Over the summer, you are going to have lots of opportunities to showcase your smile, good or bad.
Why Do I Even Need Braces? I Had Them Already!
Most adults had orthodontics when they were a teen. What happened? How did your smile go from being as close to perfect as you can get to being something to worry about all summer long?
Your teeth never stay perfectly still. Sure, the braces you had decades ago moved teeth to where they should be. However, you have used your teeth a lot since then. Decades of eating, drinking, occasionally grinding your teeth, pushing against them with your tongue, and more will make small changes to your teeth. They will slowly move out of alignment. That’s not counting any accidents or injuries along the way.
People are living longer than ever. That’s a great thing, but it does come with consequences. One of those is having teeth get crooked. When your smile looks bad, the summer is going to be harder to deal with. If you’re worried about getting orthodontic treatments again, Orthodontic Affiliates in northern Indiana can help. Our Invisalign clear plastic aligners do the same job as braces. When worn, they are almost impossible to see. That means you can start working on fixing your smile and still look normal in all of those summer photos.
If you are ready to look your best, call us at 888-722-5033. We have seven locations in northern Indiana to serve you, and you can make an online appointment at any one of them by filling out our one-size-fits-all questionnaire.
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