We believe a healthy smile is more than just straight teeth – it’s a gateway to improved mental health. Let’s shed some light on how transforming your smile can positively impact your confidence and happiness, whatever age you are! At Burke and Beckstrom Orthodontics, we help everyone from ages 8 to 85 achieve a straight smile. Learn the connection between orthodontics and mental well-being and how to begin your orthodontic journey with Dr. Burke and Dr. Beckstrom

The Psychological Impact of Dental Appearance 

Your smile is a powerful asset, influencing not only how others perceive you but also how you perceive yourself. In a society that places value on physical appearance, a beautiful smile can significantly boost your self-esteem. Research has shown that individuals with straight smiles tend to be more confident and report higher happiness levels. 

Orthodontic as a Solution

At Burke and Beckstrom Orthodontics, we understand how a radiant smile can affect your confidence. Your treatment plan is tailored to your individual needs and comfort level. Invisalign clear aligners are a great option to minimize the appearance of orthodontic treatment. This is ideal for teen and adult patients, especially those participating in performing arts and sports. Visit our website to learn more about our various types of braces. 

Physical Health and Mental Health Connection 

The link between oral health and mental health is profound. Research suggests that maintaining good oral hygiene and addressing dental concerns can contribute to reduced stress and anxiety. Proper oral care, like brushing and flossing daily, paired with a straight smile, prevents gum disease, reducing the risk of bad breath. Orthodontic treatment plays a vital role in enhancing the appearance of your smile and improving overall oral health. 

At Burke and Beckstrom Orthodontics, we understand that orthodontic treatment often comes with fears or concerns. Whether it’s the visibility of the braces or the fear of discomfort, our team is dedicated to supporting you through every step of the process. We prioritize your emotions throughout your journey to ensure you are comfortable and stress-free. 


Orthodontic treatment can be a gateway to improved mental health. A straight, healthy smile can improve your confidence personally and socially. At Burke and Beckstrom Orthodontics, we can help you achieve your ideal smile in your comfort zone. Follow us on social media for more helpful tips on achieving the smile of your dreams!

Ready to start your journey to a confident smile? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Burke and Dr. Beckstrom today! We’re here to support you every step of the way.