You know your teeth are a problem. They’ve been a problem for a long time, but you just haven’t been able to fix them.
It didn’t used to bother you, but it has made you more self-conscious lately. You know that one of the executives will be retiring soon, and that will create new job opportunities within the company.
You would really like to apply for a promotion. You wonder if your teeth will be a distraction to the interviewer or, worse, if they could be perceived as a distraction to a potential client or customer.
Maybe now is the time to talk to the dentist at Forever Young Dentistry in Sterling Heights, MI about Invisalign.
Orthodontics For Adults
Not that long ago, orthodontic care was considered something for teenagers. It has become more common for adults to undergo orthodontic care, however.
For a long time, that would have meant getting braces. That may have discouraged you from getting the treatment that you wanted.
You were so worried about walking around for years with metal brackets and wires, that it prevented you from fixing your crooked teeth.
We understand. If you are working adult, walking into a meeting with braces on your teeth may seem unprofessional to some people. It’s not hard to see why. If you were worried that your misaligned teeth could be a distraction, try talking to someone with pieces of metal attached to your teeth.
What if you didn’t have to wear braces? What if you could have your teeth straightened with a treatment that many people would never notice while it was being used?
This is where Invisalign can help you.
Many people have described Invisalign as “invisible braces” although that oversimplifies the situation.
Invisalign can be used to fix a lot of the same problems as braces (and usually in less time), but it uses a different approach to solve those problems with your teeth. Those problems may include:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Teeth with gaps between them
- Open bites
By now you are probably familiar with how braces work. Brackets are bonded to your teeth, and a wire connects the brackets together. Some braces also use small rubber bands to help with the process.
These things all work together to push and pull your teeth in the right directions to straighten them out. As part of the process, you have to return to the dentist or orthodontist frequently to have your braces adjusted.
With Invisalign, the process is much simpler. A mold of your teeth is sent to a lab that will design a series of transparent plastic aligners just for you.
All you have to do is wear the aligners as directed. Every couple weeks, you will replace one aligner with a new one to keep your teeth moving in the right direction.
We’ve already mentioned one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign, especially for adults who don’t want to call attention to their orthodontic care.
The aligners are clear. When you have them on, most people won’t notice them.
Without the metal and wires, your teeth and your smile look more natural, which makes Invisalign much less distracting than traditional orthodontics.
Another reason to consider Invisalign is convenience. When compared to braces, the plastic aligners are less disruptive to your daily life.
Consider this: With braces you will have to change your eating habits. In a general, you will need to avoid chewy, crunchy, hard, and sticky foods. This could include everything from popcorn to peanut butter to pretzels. Biting into something the wrong way could cause a bracket to pop off or a wire to break.
With Invisalign, you can take out your aligners whenever you eat. This means you don’t have to give up any of the foods that you enjoy.
This also makes it easier to keep your mouth clean and healthy. With Invisalign, you just take out your aligners to brush and floss your teeth like you normally would.
You won’t have to change your routine or learn to use any special tools to keep your teeth and braces clean.
Could It Work For You?
Don’t let your worries about your teeth prevent you from going after the job you want. Invisalign could be the discreet way you need to fix your teeth.
If you live in Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights or anywhere nearby in Michigan, then call the dentist at Forever Young Dentistry to schedule a consultation. You can reach us by filling out our online appointment form or by calling 586-698-7135.