Colin Musto (19, Wore braces for three years)

My problem before I had braces was I was missing a tooth and I had an extra tooth. At a young age, in about fourth grade, I really started noticing it and I really wanted to get it fixed. My mom and I went to ARCH Orthodontics for a consultation. Later, after getting braces and an expander, it made me feel so much better about myself. We drove about 40 minutes to get to ARCH, but it always felt worth it because everyone was so nice and so professional. They always knew exactly what they were doing. I knew I was going to end up having the straight smile I wanted and that’s exactly what I got.

The pros of having braces dramatically outweighs the cons. Even though it takes a little time, having perfect teeth is so important for the rest of your life — especially for meeting new people and experiencing new things. Having just started college and being a business major makes having braces such a good investment. Whether you’re in an interview or you’re delivering a presentation to a group of people, having straight teeth gives you the confidence you need to go further in the business world. I love my ARCH smile.