Each and every one of us has things that we dislike about ourselves. For some of us it’s the size of our hips, for others of us it’s the shape of our nose, whatever it is that knocks your confidence, it’s important to realize that you aren’t alone in how you feel. Believe it or not, studies have shown that around 80 percent of women have at least one thing about their appearance that they would like to change. Even the women that you see in magazines and on the catwalks have body hang ups – so don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here’s what to do if your smile is knocking your confidence. If the thing that’s knocking your confidence is your smile, you need to do something about it. Studies have shown that one in every three women hates their smile, so don’t worry you’re not alone. It’s important that if your smile is having a negative impact on your confidence and is affecting your life, that you do something about it.
So with that in mind, below are some tips for dealing with the issue of your smile knocking your confidence.
Determine the Issue
The first step is to determine what the problem is – what is it that’s causing you to dislike your smile? Is it the fact that your teeth are crooked? Or is it because your teeth aren’t as white as your friend’s teeth? Is the problem that you don’t like the shape of your teeth? Whatever the cause of your lack of confidence, it’s important to determine it. Otherwise, if you don’t know what the cause is of the problem. Then you won’t be able to deal with it.
Consider Your Options
Once you know what it is exactly that you dislike about your smile, the next step is to consider your options. Of course, the options that you have will depend on what it is that you dislike about your smile. For instance, if you hate the color of your teeth – they have a yellow hue, and you want them to be whiter – your options are home whitening treatments or cosmetic ones. Whereas, if the problem is that your teeth aren’t as straight as you would like, you only really have one option – to get braces.
Work Out What You Can Afford
The next step is to take your budget into account. Each option for fixing your smile comes with a different price tag, which means that not all of the options may be affordable for you. For example, while DIY teeth whitening may be affordable, undergoing cosmetic teeth whitening may not be. If this is the case, you could consider looking into loans for dental work, to see whether you are eligible. You may not like the idea of getting into debt, but if the loan amount is affordable to pay off and it will mean that you can fix your smile and boost your confidence, it’s worth it.
Find Ways to Boost Your Confidence
As well as considering fixing your smile, it’s also important to look at other ways of boosting your confidence. For instance, one option would be to revamp your smile using lipstick. By opting to use a berry-hued lipstick, for example, you could make your teeth appear whiter than they are.
What’re Your Thoughts?
So there you have it, how to deal with a smile that is knocking your confidence.
Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.