Mental health plays such a critical role in our quality of life. Sure the pandemic, social media, and other noise can put a damper on things. Now more than ever, people are exploring different avenues to help. So what kind of impact does orthodontics make on mental health?
Several studies have shown orthodontics can improve body image, physical health, decrease anxiety, and increase social work in both adults and adolescents. It also helps that Dr. Fraser and Dr. Schering are exceptional listeners!
Our mission at Apex Orthodontics is for you to “Love Your Smile”! The fact that loving your smile can also help you love yourself is truly rewarding and we’re honored to be part of that for you!
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