Embracing Braces

Try as you might, there is no Instagram or VSCO filter that can produce a captivating smile – leave that to the dentist. While good looks barely equate to a winning life, aligning your smile does indeed boost your confidence and leave a positive impression on others. It may even open doors to new opportunities.

To that end, just look among your peers and you may find many donning braces. Another name for orthodontics, braces help reposition your teeth gradually with arch wires and metal brackets.

The benefits of a set of’ straight teeth goes beyond mere aesthetics. Here, help yourself to them.


Braces can enhance your smile, allow you to easily maintain your oral hygiene and even improve your overall health. Moreover, the earlier you accept treatment, the fewer inconveniences you need to face.


Cosmetic Enhancement

Simply put, you will look better at the end of the treatment. Research shows that first impressions of complete strangers are formed in split seconds, and can last for up to 6 months. An attractive smile, among other positive non-verbal cues, can project a sense of confidence and warmth to others. Definitely scores you points when attending a job interview or trying to capture the attention of your crush, won’t it?

As a bonus, braces may even alter your facial appearance. They can correct slight overbites and underbites, subtly restoring the symmetry of your face. Surely you will want others to see your face for what it really is, instead of focusing on your crooked or misaligned teeth.


Easier Maintenance

For people with crowded and uneven teeth, tooth brushing is an exercise in frustration. Post-braces, however, you’ll forget what it’s like to have to clean each tooth individually.

In addition, straight teeth means an even pressure on all areas of your mouth. Undue stress on certain areas can cause teeth and jaw to buckle and weaken over time, leading to chipping and breaking.

Orderly teeth is also good news for the sports fanatic – it reduces the chances of injury from blunt force to the mouth, as opposed to having protruding teeth.


Better Oral Health

Crooked or misaligned teeth is the devil’s workshop, the devil being food buildup and bacteria. You’ll have a better shot at preventing cavities and periodontitis with teeth repositioned with braces. Of course, you should also do your due diligence in brushing, flossing and dental visits to keep them at bay.

Oral health is also an indicator of your overall well-being. Poor oral hygiene arising from misaligned teeth can cause plague and oral bacteria to accumulate in the mouth. A combination of factors, such as weakened immunity and medication, can introduce these bacteria into the bloodstream and cause infection in other parts of your body. Better safe than sorry.


You can approach Dr. Smile for any braces-related or general dental enquiry. Our team of dentist will be glad to give you fair advice. Simply call us @ 6779 2788 or fill in the feedback form @ https://drsmile.com.sg/contact-us/ and we’ll get back to you.