September 15, 2021
Does your teen avoid smiling because they don’t like their teeth? An adolescent’s smile can actually have a profound effect on their self esteem and even impact their social skills. Further, according to a research study out of Webster University, a confident smile can be seen as even more attractive than traditional good looks.
We know that our teens are super conscious of their image. Just look at the number of selfies they take, and how much time they spend liking, commenting and sharing their friends’ photos on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram. That’s why when teens come to Sokoloff Orthodontist for orthodontic treatment, I want to be sure we have options for them, to ensure their confidence stays high while their smile improves.
Through orthodontic treatment (either with traditional braces or Invisalign) Dr. Sokoloff can correct genetic issues from crowding and spaced teeth to protruding upper teeth. Or, he can address improper bites due to thumb-sucking as a child, periodontal disease, poor dental hygiene, early or late loss of primary teeth or trauma to the teeth from a sporting injury, for example.
The other good news is that adolescence is the optimal time to rectify orthodontic problems since teens haven’t yet finished growing. Early correction of orthodontic problems frequently takes less time in treatment and is less costly when compared to correction of dental problems that have been allowed to progress into adulthood.
Improving and encouraging your teens’ self esteem is one of our core values at Sokoloff Orthodontics. It’s one of the big reasons why we offer Invisalign (besides the fact that it’s excellent technology that allows us to create beautiful, healthy smiles). In fact, a study* by Invisalign, confirms that “people with straight teeth are perceived more likely to be happy” … we hope all our patients are leaving our practice happy after each and every appointment.
Want to give your teen a winning smile that will help boost their self confidence? Bring them to Sokoloff Orthodontics where we’ll give ‘em a smile that will knock ‘em out of the park!
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