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How Crooked Teeth Affect Your Self-Esteem

Posted on 5/26/2015 by Nic Grasvik
A woman smiling showing her newly straightened teeth with dental veneers . Crooked or damaged teeth can truly affect a person's confidence and lower his or her self-esteem. One of the first things that people notice when they look in a mirror is their smile. These individuals may not be happy with their personal appearance or how they see themselves. This type of aesthetic problem may seem like it is not a big issue, but for many people it runs deep.

When people have poor images of themselves, this frequently leads to low self-esteem. Persons with self-esteem issues are often depressed and suffer a decline in their overall health. Luckily, each of these problems can be fixed with one of the options we offer in the office to fix crooked teeth.

Things To Consider About Your Overall Health

The way people perceive or look at themselves says a lot of about their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Here is a couple of ways crooked teeth can impact your self-image, self-confidence, and self-esteem:
•  Hiding your smile
•  Hesitating to speak in public
•  Worrying about needing braces or dental surgery to fix them
•  Feeling embarrassed about how your teeth look around others
•  Experiencing social anxiety
•  Avoiding conversations with people
•  Fears about being teased or ridiculed by coworkers or friends
•  Going into isolation or not participating in activities

Each of these issues can wreak havoc on your self-esteem. For example, if you were to become isolated, you could subsequently suffer from depression or anxiety as a result of not being out in public or socializing very often. If you neglect having conversations with people or are socially anxious, it can cause damages to your overall health and wellbeing, which all stems from your crooked teeth. Oftentimes it is well worth looking into your treatment options for crooked teeth in order to correct or prevent these various problems from occurring in the first place.

Treatment Options For Correcting Crooked Teeth

Remember that nobody wants to walk around flashing their crooked or damaged dentition. This problem can be very embarrassing, especially when going on a date or being around people you do not know. An unattractive smile can generate negative consequences in a person's life. You do not have to deal with crooked teeth anymore. Technology has helped dentists make new advancements in cosmetic dentistry, so people do not have to continue to live with this type of issue. The following dental procedures are offered to help fixed crooked teeth:
•  Orthodontics such as invisible braces (Invisalign) to help straighten dentition in a short period of time, which ranges from six months to two years
•  Porcelain veneers are long term alternatives to repair crooked teeth
•  Dental bonding is a quick and pain-free way to correct crooked dentition by applying a composite resin material on the front of the teeth and bonding helps re-contour them.

These are the most common dental procedures to help repair this type of problem. Consider all of your options and what you can afford. Some of these treatments require routine maintenance beyond brushing, flossing, routine checkups, and regular dental cleanings. Do not be afraid to read information about these restorative measures and ask questions to make sure you pick the right option for you. Remember that every choice you make affects you mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Contact our office today at (503) 610-0114 to discuss the types of services we can offer you to help repair and restore your beautiful smile. Do not be afraid to schedule a consultation appointment today so you can come one step closer to boosting your self-esteem, self-confidence, and improve your self-image.


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