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Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. And the benefits of a healthy smile extend well beyond the cosmetics. A straight smile can provide health benefits, a boost to self-esteem and even success in the working world. Like it or not, studies have shown that people judge others based on appearances. But we are not all blessed with perfect teeth. That’s why getting braces can be important. Below we’ve outlined a few of the lasting benefits that come with investing in orthodontic treatment.


How you feel affects how you act. When you feel insecure about your smile, your actions can show it. Those who are self-conscious about their teeth tend to cover their mouth when they laugh. They may smile with their lips closed and stay quiet when surrounded by people. Insecurity can lead to low self-esteem. Having a straight smile promotes confidence and a positive self-image, both of which can fuel overall happiness. For children, self-confidence is a foundation that can pave the way to success down the road. That’s why taking action early on is important when it comes to straightening a smile. And if you’re wondering about the right time to start treatment, we have a blog post about that.


A confident smile provides lasting benefits well beyond adolescent years. A study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) found that 99.7% of Americans believe a strong smile is an important social asset. The same research also showed that over 74% of adults feel that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success. That’s why we’re here to make sure you get the smile you need to take on your future. With today’s competitive work environment, it helps to give yourself every advantage possible. A straight smile is just that – an advantage. Situations such as job interviews and social outings become more approachable with a positive self-image. Braces can make that happen. During our free consultation, doctors will show you a customized treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and your budget. Nothing should stop you from reaching your goals, especially not a crooked smile.


Straight teeth enhances your dental health. From preventing gum disease to helping you digest food easier, a straight smile can better your daily life. Below are a few things braces can help with.

Oral Health. Because braces align teeth properly, patients are able to brush and floss in between teeth better. This prevents cavities, tooth decay and gum disease.

Digestive Health. Misaligned teeth make it difficult to chew down food before swallowing it. This can cause your digestive system to struggle processing meals. Chewing with straight teeth ensures that food is broken down into smaller pieces and easily digested.

A straight smile can also improve your speech. When teeth are too spaced out or overcrowded, it can affect how you pronounce words and particular sounds. Braces eliminate that worry by aligning teeth correctly. Your daily life shouldn’t have to suffer because of your smile. If you or your child have any questions about how to manage life with braces, our doctors will be more than happy to chat with you about that during your free consultation.

Where Do We Go From Here…

Life is too short to hide your smile. Let us give you a lasting asset that can boost your confidence, better your daily life and help you succeed down the road. Our team carefully develops a variety of affordable treatment options for you or your child to choose from. In keeping with our mission, we won’t let the cost of braces get in the way of you and your perfect smile. Choose one of our four convenient locations and schedule your free consultation. And if you want to start treatment that same day, we’ll even give you a $129 discount.

Schedule your first visit today and Smile More with Birmingham Orthodontics.

At Birmingham Orthodontics, our mission is simple: we create smiles. Not only do we straighten the crooked grin, fix the bite, and adjust the jaw, we brighten yearbooks, and instill confidence. We also believe in our staff. Our culture of continuous learning drives us to host monthly training sessions for each team and bring in leading industry consultants to help keep us ahead of the curve. Contact us for a free consultation, or with any questions you might have.






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