Invisible Braces

How Will Invisible Braces Impact My Lifestyle? – Part 1

You might think that wearing invisible braces necessitates too many lifestyle changes, but let us tell you that it’s not true! While we can’t say that the treatment doesn’t have any demands at all, but among teeth straightening methods, it is arguably the easiest to adjust to. 

What doesn’t change with become invisible braces:

1. Stay pretty during treatment

Without wires and brackets, there’s nothing to disrupt your look. Invisible braces are the most discreet and non-intrusive method to straighten your teeth naturally. 

2. Keep being a foodie

There’s no food restriction as there’s no wire or bracket to break. You also don’t need to worry about getting food stuck between your braces as invisible braces are removable.

3. Stay active in activities you love

Getting hit in the mouth during sports can cause extreme pain and cuts if you’re wearing metal braces, but not if you’re wearing invisible braces. Musicians playing wind and brass instruments also benefit from invisible braces as they can be removed during practice and performance.

4. Teeth cleaning as usual

With become invisible braces, you can keep brushing and flossing just as you normally do, with no brackets or wires to get in the way. With metal braces, you need to use interdental brushes and superfloss in addition to your brushing routine.

5. Say no to dental emergencies

If you’re wearing become invisible braces, there’s no risk of brackets and wires breaking or running out of rubber bands hence there will be no emergency visits to the dentists.

So those are parts of your life stay as they are if you opt to restore your confident smile with become invisible braces. Stay tuned for our next article where we’ll discuss what might or will change in your lifestyle with invisible braces. Meanwhile, you can visit our website to learn more about smile correction.

Lifestyle & Inspiration

New Year Resolution: Be More Confident in Myself

In a perfect world, everyone is full of confidence and possesses high self-esteem. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with a full bar of sense of self-worth. Sometimes it can be hard to develop confidence, either because of personal experiences or low self esteem. In this post, here are some tips from small changes to your mindset to active habits to become more confident. 

1. Avoid Negativity

This is most apt during this time, where the pandemic has kept us indoors, or at home having most of our attention fixed onto social media. It is easy to allow ourselves to be caught up in the negativity or fake highlights that are portrayed online. Unfollow negative people and their beliefs and set some realistic beliefs about yourself.

2. Make a plan 

“Fail to plan, plan to fail.” We know the saying. If you try to tackle one big goal right away (e.g. getting a workout every day at sunrise), you are more likely to feel burned out, stressed and quitting before it gets habitual. 

Make a plan with small steps to work through each task or activity. Having a structured plan to follow will keep you focused and you waste less time thinking about the next move on the spot. Aim for some small achievements that you can tick off a list to help you gain confidence in your ability to get stuff done.

3. Personal development

Try to find something that you’re really passionate about. It could be photography, design, sports, fashion or anything. When you’ve found it, be committed to giving it a chance. More often than not, when you’re passionate about a certain activity, you are more likely to be motivated to build your skills in that area and that will translate into self-confidence.

Another confidence booster is by doing regular exercise. Sometimes, self confidence issues are tied to body perception. Now, we aren’t talking about hitting the gym and getting an instant six pack (another unrealistic goal), but by having regular exercise helps build confidence by improving body image.

4. Reflect on your past wins

It’s easy to feel unconfident when you feel like you haven’t achieved anything. Look back on the things you’re proud of, your wins. Whether it’s getting that A on that paper or going outside for a walk around the neighborhood. Keep track of your wins, big or small. Whenever you feel low in confidence, pull out the list and remind yourself of the victories you have won. 

Use these achievements to make positive affirmations about what you are capable of. These affirmations can go a long way if you tend to overthink and minimise your own confidence with negative self-talk.

Wherever you are, people with confidence inspire others to be confident. Your audience, your colleagues, your bosses, your customers and your friends. Gaining the confidence of others is key in becoming more confident.

Our mission at become is to empower others to be their best selves. We believe that everyone should be able to smile with confidence at an affordable price. Book a scan here if  you are interested in taking the next step in smiling with confidence. 

Check out another great read to start off 2021: New Year’s Resolution: Bad habits to ditch

Lifestyle & Inspiration

New Year Resolution: How to Have a Better Remote Work Year

When working from home there are several benefits such as flexibility, no lengthy commutes, or getting stuck in the dreaded traffic jams. But having this luxury also brings different difficulties. To get on the right track here are some become pointers on how to have a better remote work year.

1. Maintain Regular Hours

Try your best to follow set working hours. Having clear start and end times for when to work and when to call it a day helps many who are working remotely maintain a healthy work-life balance. Due to working and staying at home, this can be one of the more challenging parts of working remotely as you are always connected to the internet. 

Although messages and emails may come in at any hour, it’s crucial to develop a habit of “logging off” for the day. The best part of this flexibility is working during your high productivity hours, so be careful about setting expectations of being available 24/7. 

2. Create a Morning Routine

Without the walk and commute, or taking the elevator up to your office, there is no indication that you are heading into work. Setting a morning routine in replacement of that such as making a cup of coffee, returning home after a jog or getting dressed in office clothes. A small routine can help in big ways to get your day started. 

A good way is to say “good morning” to your team, this not only gets you going but it may give your colleague’s a nice start as well. 

3. Schedule Breaks

Knowing when to take a break is much needed especially after being engrossed in work for three hours straight or being in meetings all morning. Give yourself adequate time during the day to walk away from all screens, computer and your phone. 

Don’t cut short your time during breaks, especially during lunch. If you return to your desk after only 40 minutes, take a walk or relax somewhere else for another 20. Coming back refreshed and re-energised is crucial to take on the rest of the day. 

4. Keep a Dedicated Office Space

In an ideal world, there would be not only a dedicated office space, there are also two computers. One for work and another for personal use. But not everyone has two computers let alone a separate office space. As an alternative, dedicate a desk and some peripherals that are solely for work purposes. 

Having a desk only for work in the corner of a room is better than nothing. Once it becomes habitual, it’ll become second nature to leave work at that desk when you are done. Keeping work material out of your bedroom, will strengthen the mental association between your bedroom and sleep.” backed by The Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard. If you are working from bed, falling asleep will be much more difficult as your brain will think you’re in the workplace. 

5. Socialise with colleagues

When working remotely, common issues that arise are loneliness, disconnect and isolation, even more so if you are an extrovert. Being proactive in nurturing relationships is a practical way to handle this. For example, making full use of chat channels where employees can have water cooler conversations or essentially topics not related to work. 

In an effort to be connected with your colleagues, remember to celebrate your achievements and progress you made in the past week. When everyone is not in office it can be difficult for managers to keep track or notice your work, so be brave to mention these important wins on your own. 

The best thing you can do is to identify when are your most productive hours whether that’s in the morning or evening. Above all, being productive goes further in the long run with mindful self-care or you risk burning out. 

Check out here how become is all about self-care and empowers you to be the best version of yourself. Or here for our New Year’s Resolution: Taking Better Care of My Dental Health!