January 14, 2014
Can You Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces?
Many of us are not happy with our smiles, but on the other hand, we may not be happy with the idea of wearing traditional braces either. If only there were a way to achieve a straight, attractive smile without having our coworkers and friends seeing the obvious orthodontic fix.
Thanks to Invisalign, there is a way!
Invisalign is a clear and discrete alternative to traditional braces, perfect for those who are often in the public eye or don't want orthodontic treatment to impact their appearance. With Invisalign, patients wear a series of clear, removable orthodontic aligners that are changed as the teeth shift into place. These transparent, removable appliances are the perfect answer for individuals who prefer a discreet way to straighten their teeth.
There are many advantages to Invisalign, including convenience and ease of care. For many people, however, the aesthetic benefits are the greatest advantage. In terms of your outward appearance, below are three reasons that Invisalign may be the right choice for you:
1. You can increase your self-esteem in the long-term without taking a short-term hit.
Invisalign allows you to gradually and discretely improve your teeth alignment, resulting in a smile that will be a great self-esteem boost. At the same time, you will not be left feeling insecure about your appearance during the process. The Invisalign system, unlike traditional braces, is virtually undetectable—people may not even notice you're wearing the clear Invisalign aligners.
2. You can improve your smile while still feeling mature and professional.
Many adults may feel that traditional braces are only for the young. They fear that the look of wires and brackets (even the more modern, less noticeable versions) will impart a youthful impression—but not necessarily a good one. Invisalign is the perfect alternative, because the system’s discreet and removable trays don’t take away from a mature appearance. Invisalign allows many adults to correct their smile while maintaining the air of a mature professional.
3. Lunches and dinners—for business and social occasions—will not be a problem with Invisalign.
Because you can remove Invisalign aligners before eating, you can continue eating what you like without having to worry. With traditional braces, wearers must be more careful about what they choose to eat as food may get caught in the braces, or worse, break a wire (popcorn and hard candies are examples of foods to avoid with traditional braces). With Invisalign, any concerns about eating in public are allayed—what a relief to know there isn’t anything “stuck” in your braces!
Docbraces appreciates the unique concerns of adults.
It’s a common misconception that braces are only for teens and children. In fact, at Docbraces, 50% of patients are adults. The orthodontists at Docbraces know the importance of appearance and discretion, especially for mature patients—they also realize the difference a great smile can make in one’s personal and professional life.
If you're concerned about the quality of your smile but have fears of looking unprofessional or feeling self-conscious while you straighten your teeth, Invisalign may be exactly what you’re looking for.
To learn more about how Invisalign could work for you—including who makes a good candidate, how it works and which factors impact the cost—download the FREE Braces & Invisalign Guide for Adults for more information.