Most men and women take many steps before their graduation or wedding to ensure that they look their best on their special event. They increase the frequency or intensity of their workouts or hire personal trainers. They try new facial cleansers and products. They rub on self-tanning lotion. They buy new hair products. They affix teeth whitening strips.
There is so much to think about when preparing for your perfect graduation or wedding day – your outfit, the flowers, who to invite. It only figures that you are thinking about your appearance on the day, especially since it will be preserved forever in photos.
Let’s face it, you will be the most photographed person on your special day, recording memories that cannot be recaptured. So it only figures you bring your best smile forward. The smile embodies exuberance, personality and confidence. On your event, your feelings are captured forever and in the memories of your friends and family. You don’t want the photographer to prompt you to smile. On your perfect event, you should smile with confidence and with a little pre-planning; Dr. Sharma and Aura Orthodontics can help ensure you have a perfect smile for your event.
You may be wondering am I too old for braces?
At Aura Orthodontics, we try to infuse a bit of humour with this question. Ask yourself; are you too old to smile? Are you too old to have straight teeth? Are you too old to enjoy your life?
We hope that most will answer no to the above questions. We believe that a better smile is always a great step to a better you – you are never too old for braces. The added advantage is that adult celebrities with braces have made having braces mainstream – there is no longer any stigmas attached to braces. Also, the many developments in technology have helped to create a variety of treatment options. In fact, recent research shows that adult orthodontics is the fastest growing type of orthodontic treatment.
Moreover, a straight white smile makes you feel vibrant and confident. Yet so many people hide their smiles they’re not happy with. You don’t have to be ashamed of your smile – orthodontics can give you the straight teeth and the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
People recognize the importance of an attractive smile in developing self-confidence – but also in maintaining oral health by ensuring proper alignment. Plus, we live in an environment with so many options to make us look better – and feel better about ourselves. We can fix our eyesight with laser surgery. Banish wrinkles with a shot of Botox. Have our teeth whitened. So what’s stopping many from the dramatic improvement straight teeth can provide?
In fact, it’s a second chance at great teeth, and more and more adults are taking advantage of the opportunity. So much so that, upcoming graduates, brides, grooms and even their extended bridal party are now seeing milestones like graduations and weddings as opportunities to correct any dental imperfections by planning ahead ensuring they can smile with confidence when their special days arrive.
And another benefit to having orthodontics in the 21st century – you don’t have to worry about spending years wearing braces; techniques have come a long way in recent years. Options are gentler and more effective, with approaches that work well for adult teeth. Most often the limiting factor is time, most orthodontic treatments need at least a year and the more time you have the better. To plan effectively, braces need to be done in advance of any special day by 12 – 18 months, giving plenty of time to perfect a smile. The duration of the braces on one’s teeth vastly depends upon the severity of their crookedness.
If you have less time don’t panic, braces can be fit and progress the treatment as far as possible in the time available. Alternatively, these days, there are lots of different ways to improve your smile, including clear brackets and Invisalign, a unique system that straightens your teeth invisibly. Instead of tightening brackets and wires, the patient wears graduated appliances that slowly shift your teeth into the desired position.
Overall try to make sure that a great smile is at the top of your planning list. When your special event arrives, you want to be able to smile with confidence, capturing those special memories that will last a lifetime. Straight, white teeth can last a lifetime. After all, it’s never too late to look great.
Before your graduation or wedding day, take the opportunity to evaluate your smile with a complimentary consultation with Dr. Sharma at Surrey’s very own Aura Orthodontics and then decide for yourself if enhancing your smile through orthodontics will help you smile with confidence on your special event and for years to come. To let Dr. Sharma and Aura Orthodontics help you make sure you are smiling on your special day, contact our office for more information.