What price would you put on confidence?

Almost two thirds (60%) of Australian’s believe that a good smile gives you confidence, and with a third of Australian’s claiming that a person’s teeth is the first thing they notice when they meet someone, it’s no surprise that so many of us care about having a healthy, confident smile.

There are many simple and long-term changes that you can make to help look and feel more confident and one example, is taking the step to see an orthodontist to fix crooked teeth to give yourself the straight smile you’ve always wanted.

Confidence goes a long way…

Orthodontic treatment and ultimately a healthy smile has many benefits; aside from those associated with good oral health, there are psychological benefits such as improved self-confidence and self-esteem.

A confident smile goes a long way, both in a professional and personal setting. Whether you’re trying to land a new job, preparing for a special event or simply looking to make a good impression, a confident smile has the potential to be your best and most memorable asset.

According to research out of Webster University, and as reported in Time magazine, a confident smile can actually be more attractive than ‘good looks’. Dr. Monica Moore studied flirting techniques to test which worked the best. According to Dr. Moore, the most physically attractive people weren’t necessarily approached the most, rather those who smiled with confidence and made eye contact were.

So what next?

We wear our smile every single day, and while orthodontic treatment is an investment, it is one which will last a lifetime. We all want to feel good about ourselves and it’s never too late to have a happy, healthy and confident smile.

Orthodontic treatment has come a long way since the days of metal braces; today, contemporary orthodontic treatments are designed to be as unobtrusive and practical as possible so patients can get on with their lives… with confidence.

For more information about the orthodontic treatments click here and to find a registered orthodontist, check the Find An Orthodontist tool on the ASO website.

What price would you put on confidence?

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Brent says:

As a health professional I find it quite disappointing that after all these years of orthodontics that access to affordable braces takes second place to sales pitches like ‘investing in confidence’. Even. With payment plans and health insurance the reality is braces are an incredible dent in already stretched family finances.
Rather than simply developing new orthodontic technology, specialists should be looking to making treatments accessible and affordable rather than simply advancing care.

Despite advances in practice- cost hasn’t really changed after all these years. Parents carry enough guilt in raising children and affordable care- not payment plans- can serve to improve access for a greater cohort of our community.

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