“I could feel the effects of grinding and the loss of functionality, and it concerned me. Socially, I didn’t think it really affected my self-confidence. Though, now that I have completed treatment, I do find it easier to approach people. I could see the results of nightly grinding and it wasn’t going to get better without action on my part. I made the decision to set a dental goal for myself and together Dr. Khoury and I came up with a plan. I rarely visited the dentist prior to this decision so having regular visits was a huge change to overcome. My dental health, self-esteem and social interaction have all been improved. People are nicer to me, even strangers. Now that my bite is fixed, I am more confident when eating in public because of cleanliness."