Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May is National Teen Self Esteem Month

National Teen Self Esteem Month is designed to focus attention on the importance of teens having a healthy outlook of themselves and figure out ways in which we can support them in that development.

Building and maintaining self esteem is a process that happens throughout the year and Prose Orthodontics is here to help.  Below are some interesting facts regarding straight smiles...

  • The Want List: Having an attractive smile is something important to many Americans. Close to three in five (57%) Americans would rather have a nice smile than clear skin. What's more, 87% would forego something for a year in order to have a nice smile for the rest of their life; more than one-third of these folks would give up dessert (39%) or vacations (37%).
  • Making a Lasting impression: It's important to have attractive teeth as part of a smile because pearly whites make a lasting first impression.Nearly one-third (29%) of Americans say the first aspect of someone's face they typically notice is his or her teeth, and 24% say this is also the facial aspect that they remember the most after meeting someone.
  • A Nice Smile Goes a Long Way: Nearly three in four (73%) Americans would be more likely to trust someone with a nice smile than someone with a good job, outfit, or car.  

Not all teens are that excited at the thought of metal brackets, however, metal brackets aren't the only option to achieve a beautiful smile. Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces that uses a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners that gradually move teeth over time.  Dr. Prose is a 2016 Preferred Provider of Invisalign.  

Please contact us today for more information on how we can work together to help develop a positive and healthy self image!

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