New Year, New Smile with Invisalign

invisalignThe new year brings upon thoughts, dreams, and visualizations of a new you for many. And yet, far too many people focus on the wrong goals and wind up ultimately looking back at the end of the year and wondering how so much time slipped through their fingers. The shocking truth is that while 41% of Americans make annual resolutions, only 8% actually reach any of their goals. Approximately 70% of Americans believe making a single change in their appearance can drastically improve their lives. Teeth are the second trait after weight that Americans feel insecure about. So if you’re in that camp, don’t worry. It’s the perfect time to start off the new year with new smile goals. And Invisalign can make it happen.

What Is Invisalign?

Traditional braces do an amazing job to correct multiple orthodontic issues. But while they’re a rite of passage for most kids, they’re simply not the best option for everyone. It often comes down to the aesthetic value. Two Stanford graduates changed the game by developing Invisalign in 1997, and the procedure was first available in American orthodontist offices two years later. Made specifically as an alternative to metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners fit right over the patient’s teeth. The clear devices allow extra freedom and remove social anxiety associated with metal mouth. And best of all, they can be removed for mealtime, snacking, and cleaning.

Who Can Benefit from Invisalign?

Invisalign is specifically for minor to moderate dental issues for both teens and adults. So while it may not be feasible for those with severe malocclusion, it can work perfectly for some common orthodontic needs. Gaps or diastema occur when the jawbone experiences abnormal growth in a person’s youth. While most kids have a gap, they usually self-correct during aging. But some gaps are stubborn, prominent, and need correction to improve confidence. Invisalign corrects those concerns just as well as traditional braces in many cases. The clear aligners can also correct unattractive and even painful bite issues, including underbites, overbites, and even annoying or embarrassing crossbites. Overcrowded teeth are also a breeze for Invisalign.

How Can Invisalign Improve Your Life?

In a recent study, over 40% of Americans said they’d change their smile if they had the chance, and over 80% of Americans dislike their smile in pictures. That’s a serious issue today with smartphones and hundreds of social media websites available at the touch of a button. But that anxiety is easily reduced with Invisalign. The clear aligners correct your teeth without drawing extra attention so your smile can shine in social situations. The aligners are practically invisible, so no one has to know you’re wearing them until or unless you feel compelled to tell them.

Watch your love life sprout wings as your confidence improves. Invisalign also works well for all types of careers, including those where you’re in the spotlight or have to be visibly active. Your smart orthodontic decisions can positively affect your career as your employer and clients notice the confidence boost and business-friendly self-improvement efforts you’re making this year. Give us a call when you’re ready to start the new year right and get a straighter smile with Invisalign.