Let’s imagine for a second that you are given a couch, but this will be the only couch you will have for the rest of your life.

You love your couch, you use it every day and it works in your home. You notice a few weeks later that one of the legs of the couch seems a bit wobbly so you change the way you sit on your couch. Its’ not as comfortable as before, but you know to be careful.  One day, you return home exhausted and you sit back on your couch to relax when “SNAP!” your couch leg breaks off…  Your couch tilts forward and you realise it will never be the same again.

Ok, ok… we don’t sell couches! But it’s a really clever way to illustrate how our minds often work when it comes to our teeth. Logically, it would make sense to have the broken couch leg repaired, right?  Especially if you’re only allowed to have one couch in your whole life, why wouldn’t you try to maintain it as best as possible? But like the couch guy, we adjust around the fault or discomfort and convince ourselves that nothing is wrong. If you have difficulty biting, chewing, or speaking, or you have teeth that are crowded or protruding, why haven’t you decided to get this corrected yet? Remember, like the couch: ‘You only get one set of adult teeth in your lifetime’

So many people choose to live around the faults and discomfort they experience with their teeth. We’re here to say STOP! Here are some of Dr Zieg’s top reasons why you need to ‘FACE THE TOOTH’ in 2019:

Reason 1: It’s an INVESTMENT, not an expense.
If you are able to prolong the life and function of something irreplaceable, that’s an investment.

Reason 2: Your smile is more important to you than you realise.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice. When you smile, you can have a positive impact on the people around you, but most importantly, on yourself.

Reason 3: Unhappy teeth can cause other health problems.
You may suffer from headaches and earaches if you don’t seek treatment for your teeth and mouth problems. Also, an improper bite may mean you can’t chew your food properly, possibly leading to gastrointestinal problems.

Reason 4: Age is not a restriction for braces.
Think braces are only for children or teens? This is no longer true. Now, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons. Some people want to improve their smiles or correct their bites. Other people are seeking braces to improve their health or boost their self-esteem. Today, braces are for everyone and they prove that more and more people are choosing to invest in their smiles.

Reason 5:  Orthodontic treatment is affordable.
Maybe your parents couldn’t afford braces when you were growing up. But now you can! Many medical and dental insurance plans cover part of the cost. Practices like Concelo, Invisible braces by Dr Zieg, offer financing options to accommodate your needs.

Reason 6: Braces are much more socially acceptable.
Gone are the days when braces were the eye sore, metal protrusions we all remember from teen movies in the 70s and 80s. Today, braces are almost ‘normal’. More and more celebrities proudly wear braces and if they can do it, so can we.  It’s also very important to remember that the kinds of braces available today are very different from way back when. Today, practices like Concelo’s Dr Zieg have mastered the art of making braces invisible. Yes, you read that right – we said ‘Invisible’. He is like a magician… but with braces.

Reason 7: It’s not as painful as you’ve convinced yourself it is.
Improvements in technology make the process of getting braces much gentler and pain is no longer an issue in this ever-evolving industry. Aside from some mild discomfort, it’s really an easy process.

Maybe you’ve been thinking about getting braces, or maybe your mom or someone else in your life has hinted that you might need to correct your teeth. But you haven’t yet made the decision… well, we hope this article will give you something to think about. It’s a new year and you deserve the smile you’ve always secretly wanted. If you are ready to take steps to improve your smile, Dr Zieg from Concelo is ready to help you.

Concelo has practices in Gauteng and Western Cape.  Book now.
It’s never too late to have a smile you love!

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