Do you hate going to the orthodontist? You shouldn’t! Lots of people dread visiting the dentist and orthodontist, but in reality its not to bad.
1. Orthodontists Want to Help You, not Torture You: Orthodontists are not poking at your mouth to cause pain, but most go into the field because they like to help people look and feel their best.
Their job is to keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Keeping this tidbit in mind during your next visit, might eliminate much anxiety.
2. A Healthy Mouth Means a Healthy Body
A little known fact is that your mouth is a direct tunnel to your blood stream. Gum infections can effectually spread through your bloodstream to your heart. Regular visits to the dentist while you have braces, and having good dental hygiene is key to reduce the risk of infection.
You might not feel great while you have braces on, but think about how confident you’ll feel once you have a beautiful smile with straight teeth! If you’re feeling down about going to the orthodontist, just image the day you’ll finally get them off. The better you are about wearing rubber bands or headgear, the sooner that day will come.