You feel like you have reached an important point in your career, but there is something holding you back. Sometimes it hurts your confidence when speaking with a potential client. It also makes you hesitant to apply for a promotion.
What is it? It may be your teeth.
Our smiles are something that we carry with us wherever we go, and fair or not, they affect how other people perceive us. Maybe more important, they can affect how we perceive ourselves.
Making your teeth straighter could give you the confidence boost that you need, and yet …
You don’t know if wearing braces for the next two years is something you are willing to do. If you live in or near Sterling Heights, MI, you don’t have to do that. You can talk to our dentist at Forever Young Dentistry about Invisalign instead.
Invisalign offers some clear advantages for working professionals. One of them is that Invisalign is practically invisible.
With braces, you will have brackets attached to your teeth with arch wires between them. Traditional braces are made of metal, which is not something you can hide.
Invisalign, in contrast, uses transparent, plastic aligners. When these are on your teeth, they are hardly noticeable. You can wear them in social and professional situations without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment.
This may be just what you need to take the first step toward your goal of a straighter smile.
Braces can be painful. From the moment they are first attached to your teeth, you will notice that something feels very different.
Depending on your needs, you also may have elastics (small rubber bands) that you need to wear to assist your braces in moving your teeth.
Throughout your treatment, you will need to return to your dentist or orthodontist regularly to have your braces adjusted. Many times, you will feel each adjustment, too.
Aside from the normal function of braces, you may have other issues. Some people find that their braces are scratchy on the soft tissues in their mouths. If an accident happens, the wire on your braces could break, and it may end up poking you in the cheek, lips, or gums.
With Invisalign, you won’t have those concerns. Before your treatment begins, a series of aligners will be created just for you. You will wear the aligners for about two weeks before you need to switch to a new one.
Each aligner is made of a single piece of smooth plastic, so you won’t have to worry about getting scratched or poked by pieces of metal.
Invisalign is also a more convenient than braces in a few ways.
The first is time (long-term). Braces typically take about two years to complete the process of moving your teeth. Patients who can use Invisalign are often finished within 12 months.
The second is also time (short-term). On a day-to-day basis, you will need to wear your braces for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until you are finished.
Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, should be worn for 22 hours each day. This means you can remove them for up to two hours every day, which also leads us to another convenience that comes with choosing Invisalign.
With braces, you will have to make some changes in your life, at least until the end of your treatment. You will need to avoid foods that could cause your brackets to come loose or your wires to bend or break. You also may need to learn some new ways of brushing and flossing your teeth.
Because Invisalign wearers can remove their aligners during meals, they can eat whatever they like to eat. They can brush and floss like they normally do, too. The only difference is that you’ll need to clean your aligners, which is pretty simple.
Find Out If Invisalign Could Work For You
Invisalign won’t work one severe misalignment problems, however, it has been proven to work a variety of mild to moderate issues.
If you have crooked or crowded teeth, Invisalign can straighten your smile. If you have gaps between your teeth, Invisalign can close those spaces. Invisalign has been used to correct overbites and underbites, and it works on crossbites and open bites, too.
Don’t let your smile hold you back anymore. Schedule a consultation with our dentist at Forever Young Dentistry in Sterling Heights, MI, at your earlier convenience. To make your appointment, just fill out our online form or call 586-698-7135.