As an adult with a less-than-perfect smile, it’s natural to think you “missed the boat” when it came to straighter teeth. However, all is not lost. It’s never too late for a straighter smile! Your teeth can be moved into the correct place no matter your age.
Invisalign is a discreet straightening solution that uses a set of virtually invisible aligners to gradually shift your teeth into correct alignment. Is Invisalign treatment worth the investment? Absolutely– treatment can exponentially improve your quality of life. Here’s what’s ahead for you:
- Self-esteem and confidence boost. Can you put a price tag on a smile? If you spend time thinking about ways to hide your teeth or avoid smiling, you’re missing out on a full life. Smiling in social and professional settings is an important non-verbal communication gesture. Smiling sends a message that you’re open, approachable and engaging. When you don’t smile, no one knows that this reluctance to really because you’re embarrassed about your teeth. Instead, your coworkers, friends or date may take your failure to smile personally. Rather than coming off as confident and friendly, you’ll come off as cold and closed-off– hardly a great first impression! Straighter teeth can be a huge boost to your confidence. For job interviews to dating, you’ll feel comfortable smiling, laughing and once again being your friendly self.
- Better oral health. Even with consistent brushing and flossing, teeth that are crooked or crowded together are hard to keep clean. Plaque and tartar can build up along the gum line and where your teeth overlap. Tartar build up increases the risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease, eventually leading to bacterial infections and tooth loss. Worse, even with all your brushing and flossing, trapped food particles and bacteria can cause bad breath. Straightening your teeth makes it much easier to keep them clean, reducing the risk for gum disease and bad breath.
- A better night’s sleep. Did you know that misaligned teeth may increase the risk for breathing problems while you sleep? When your breathing is obstructed during sleep, this can lead to snoring, sleep apnea, and other sleep problems. Poor sleep quality means you’ll be tired and groggy during the day, struggling to stay focused at work. While straightening your teeth won’t “cure” sleep apnea, it does reduce the risk for obstructed breathing, which can help you get a more restful and restorative night’s sleep.
- Less jaw pain. Does your jaw pop or crack when you chew food, yawn or talk? If your bite is off, you may also suffer from TMJ symptoms like jaw pain and headaches. Aligning your teeth may help alleviate this pain and relieve some of your symptoms. Correct jaw alignment can help keep your jaw from tightening up and may also stop you from grinding your teeth at night.
Is Invisalign Affordable?
If you’re dreaming of a straighter smile but worried about the cost of treatment, you may be surprised to discover just how affordable Invisalign actually is. This life-changing treatment is similar to the cost of braces, without the discomfort and embarrassment that comes with a “mouthful of metal” as an adult. Insurance may also help cover some of the costs associated with Invisalign treatment, just like with braces.
Investing in your smile today will pay dividends for years to come. From boosting your self-esteem and professional confidence to decreasing jaw pain and improving your oral health, it’s hard to put a price tag on achieving your dream smile.
Ready to take the next step? Schedule a FREE consultation with Docbraces and learn more about how Docbraces payment plans can help you afford this life-changing treatment.