2021 is almost here! Chances are you have made quite a few New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you plan to eat healthier, give back to the community or hit the gym a few days a week. But what about improving your smile? If you have uneven or crooked teeth, you know how big an impact this has on all aspects of your life. A straighter smile will not only give you more self-confidence to go after your dreams, but it can also enhance your oral health and overall health. The good news is, you can get a straighter, more beautiful smile in 2021 with Invisalign,
Here’s how Invisalign can improve your smile and your life in 2021:
Invisalign allows you to eat and drink anything you want
With metal braces, you are limited in the foods and drinks you can consume. Because the metal brackets can snap off or the wires bend, you shouldn’t eat sticky foods, hard foods, and crunchy foods. This rules out caramel, gum, nuts, popcorn, ice, corn-on-the-cob, and apples. Luckily, with removable aligners, you don’t have to worry about what you eat. All you have to do is remove your aligners before you eat, and put them back on after you eat.
Invisalign results in healthier teeth
Besides giving you a brilliant, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime, did you know that braces can affect your overall health? Studies show that crooked or misaligned teeth can cause an exponentially larger build-up of bacteria and plaque in your mouth. This can lead to periodontitis (gum disease), which in turn has been linked to heart disease.
Crooked teeth also affects the way we chew and eat, often causing difficulty and pain. Not to mention the uneven wear on your teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. Choosing to correct these misalignments can prevent painful oral health concerns for years to come.
It improves your appearance
Once your Invisalign orthodontic treatment is complete, you won’t be able to stop smiling! It may seem obvious that Invisalign will improve the appearance of your teeth, but the effect Invisalign has on your appearance goes much further. Orthodontic treatments shifts the jawbones into alignment, creating a more balanced and symmetrical facial appearance. Many people who have a poor bite notice a big difference in their facial structure once treatment is complete.
Invisalign Boosts Your Confidence
It’s no secret that those who are happy with their appearance usually benefit from higher levels of confidence and self-esteem. How a person feels about their teeth can have a significant impact on how satisfied they are with their overall appearance.
In a recent study by Invisalign, 50% of participants said they felt others saw them as more successful and more attractive after straightening their teeth.
At Smith and Van Lierop Dentistry, we see similar transformations every day. When you look and feel your best, people take notice and treat you differently. Whether you’re attending a social gathering, business introduction, or job interview, the way your smile looks certainly influences the way others perceive you. Although subtle, the power of a beautiful smile can give you a competitive advantage over your peers.
Enhance your smile with other cosmetic treatments
It’s a brand new year! Take the final leap to find out whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign braces. For a truly winning smile, you can add Cosmetic dental treatments, such as dental crowns, veneers, dental implants and professional teeth whitening to your dental treatment list for 2021.
Make an appointment with Smith and Van Lierop to find out more about starting the new year with a dream smile!