One of the most rewarding aspects of working in orthodontics is getting to assist patients in achieving a healthier mouth while at the same time being part of an exciting and uplifting journey toward their transformation. Once orthodontic treatment is complete and braces come off, patients are often thrilled to the point of tears when they look in the mirror for the first time and glimpse their new, straight smile. That why the team at Pavlik Orthodontics is fond of saying that, along with healthy oral care, we’re also in the business of boosting self-confidence.

People often talk about the value of self-esteem and self-confidence, but have you ever stopped to consider exactly why they are so important? Keep reading to find out some of the top ways that having high self-confidence can improve your life.

  1. Increased sense of self worth: the more self-confidence a person has, the more they value themselves and their abilities. And this is what creates that “hold your head up high” feeling in life!
  2. More happiness and joy in life: the more self-confident you are, the happier you are with yourself and the more you enjoy what life has to offer. It’s that simple!
  3. Less fear and anxiety: when confidence is high, you can accept, adapt, learn, gain, and benefit from any situation in life. In this way, you naturally replace fear and anxiety with greater confidence in yourself and your capabilities.
  4. Freedom from social anxiety: the more secure you feel in your self worth, the less worried you’ll be about what others think of you in social situations — this allows you to enjoy people more freely.
  5. More peace of mind and less stress: freedom from self doubt, fear, and anxiety naturally translates into greater peace of mind and a more stress-free life.
  6. More energy and motivation to act: the more confident you are that you can achieve things you want to achieve (like personal goals or dreams), the more motivated and energized you are to take action to achieve them!
  7. Greater success: in case it’s ever been a mystery why self-confident people are tend to be more successful, now you know! Each of the benefits above help you achieve things you want to achieve faster and more easily, which means you will enjoy more success in life.

Ready to talk about what braces could do for your happiness and self-confidence? If so, give us a call today to set up a free initial consultation (352) 376-5055.