Overcoming your fear of the orthodontist

The world of dentistry and orthodontics is no stranger to stress and anxiety. People from all walks of life may experience stress when it comes to the subject of dental health, teeth straightening and the impact it has on their confidence and self-image. Our Total Orthodontics specialists soothe nervous patients on a daily basis, helping them overcome their anxieties while providing the smile they’ve always wanted.

Stress-free teeth straightening at Total Orthodontics

We take pride in offering a range of services to make your teeth straightening journey as comfortable and stress-free as possible, from various methods of sedation to a choice of braces and retainers designed to suit your needs and lifestyle.

If you feel stressed about visiting the orthodontist, it’s really important you communicate this during your initial consultation, or at any point in your teeth straightening journey. We’re more than happy to put your mind at ease.

Let’s take a closer look at dental anxiety and stress surrounding orthodontics and dentistry, and consider ways to overcome these common issues.

Why are people afraid of the orthodontist?

There are many causes of stress, anxiety and fear when it comes to getting your teeth straightened. However, the vast majority of these fears are irrational - not helped, of course, by negative stereotypes in books and movies of dentists and orthodontists!

All of our orthodontists have one aim above all others: to give you a smile you can truly take pride in, and which helps you look as good as you feel. Here are some of the most common fears relating to dental procedures and orthodontics, and the reassuring reality behind each anxiety.

Four ways to overcome stress and fear of the orthodontist

It’s perfectly normal to be apprehensive or nervous about any dental procedure. However, there are a number of things we can all do to overcome stress, and make our visits to the orthodontist easier and more pleasant.