New Year, New You: 3 Reasons You Should Get Braces in 2017

New Year’s resolutions are a tradition in which we promise ourselves, usually with witnesses, to improve upon ourselves, or our lives, in some way throughout the following year. In general, everyone strives to make their lives better and more fulfilling. At the end of the year we look back on our accomplishments and failures – on what made us happy and what did not – and we make a promise to ourselves to change for the better in the New Year ahead.

If you are unhappy with your smile, one way to improve upon yourself in 2017 is to get braces. Here are 3 reasons you should get braces in 2017:

Your Smile is Important. Our smiles are the first thing people notice about us, and first impressions are important. Although it seems harsh, your smile can actually impact how people view you, or affect whether or not you get a job.

You’ll Be Happier. No really – smiling actually makes you happier – its science y’all*! If you suppress your smile because you’re unhappy with your teeth, then you are essentially making yourself less happy every time you do it.

You’ll Have Better Oral Health. Crooked teeth, if they are overlapping or too close together, can affect your ability to clean your teeth properly leading to plaque, tartar and tooth decay. An uneven bite or overbite can lead to jaw pain. Misaligned teeth and incorrect bites can lead to multiple oral health problems that can become serious if not fixed.

You Deserve It. Whether you are a young or old, you deserve to love your smile. Having straight teeth will build your confidence and make you feel at ease in your social life. It will lessen your chance of having oral health issues. It will make eating, brushing and flossing easier. In general, it will make your life more enjoyable, and we all deserve that.

So if you’re ready to start 2017 with a new smile then let Hunter Family Orthodontics help you make oral health your New Year’s resolution. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or visit for more information.

*Julia Layton “Does smiling make you happy?” 3 June 2009. <> 30 December 2016