Hiding your smile because of crooked or misaligned teeth may not seem like a big deal. You may not laugh so loudly at that joke you heard at work, or flash your pearly whites while having a coffee with your friend, but so what?
Smiling and laughing are very important for humans, biologically and psychologically. They release happy hormones, such as dopamine and serotonin, creating a feeling of wellbeing. As social animals, we are also programmed to respond to, and bond with each other. Smiling and laughing is one key way we do this. If you are dampening down your laughter because of poor teeth, you may be doing yourself more of a disservice that you realise. Your co-workers and friends may subconsciously be registering that you are unfriendly or withdrawn and be less likely to feel connected to you.
And even if that isn’t happening, it may be affecting you and the way you feel about yourself. Self-esteem is boosted by smiling, connecting with others and fully expressing how you feel. If you feel self-conscious about an aspect of your appearance, your confidence will take a dip and you will be holding some part of yourself back.
Going Incognito in Weybridge
At Weybridge Orthodontics, this is why we do what we do. We aim to help you find the treatment that will work for you and help you to feel proud of your smile.
One system we use is Incognito. These are known as lingual braces because they fit to the underside of the teeth, and can’t be seen. If you are feeling at all self-conscious about your mouth and worry that wearing braces may make that worse, Incognito in Weybridge is a great option because unless you tell someone they are there, no one will know!
Our dentists use 3D imaging technology to design custom-made braces that fit snugly to your teeth, reducing the risk of discomfort and irritation.
Call in today
Come in for a consultation with one of our experienced dentists to find out if Incognito in Weybridge is right for you. We always put our patients first and will do everything we can to help you feel happy to smile widely again.