How a straight smile can help you in life!

San Antonio Orthodontist, Dr. Keith Blalock and staff have found that patients with straight teeth have more self-esteem and exude a sense of outwards confidence that is truly contagious.  Conversely, people who don’t like their smile are often skittish about talking to other people and even refrain from smiling. In fact, according to the National Women’s Health Resource Center, when women are asked about what they’d most like to change about themselves, many point to their smile. Despite wanting to change their smiles, many people are unwilling or not quite sure on how orthodontics can help them obtain the smile they’ve always wanted.

Most Americans Don’t Have Straight Teeth

The American Association of Orthodontics estimates that 4.5 million Americans wear braces or other orthodontic equipment to straighten their teeth. The organization’s statistics also show that about 75 percent of the population doesn’t have straight teeth, and those people would benefit from getting braces.

Besides straightening teeth, there are other advantages of orthodontic treatment, including:

  • Straighter teeth help people chew better.
  • Straighter teeth give people a proper bite.
  • People speak better when they have straighter teeth.

In addition, when people have straight teeth, they have better overall gum and oral health. A healthier mouth means that brushing and flossing becomes easier, thus your entire mouth stays clean and healthy.

Dr. Blalock is a firm believer that when you feel proud of your smile, you feel better, and that contributes to a better self-image and improved self-esteem.  Ultimately, that can lead to greater career success and a more fulfilling social life.

At Dr. Blalock’s San Antonio Orthodontic practice, initial consultation are always complimentary. We will perform a thorough exam of your mouth and bite to determine the very best course of treatment that is right for you.  So give us a call today (210) 695-9996 or visit our website at