You’ve probably seen movie or television scenes like this dozens of times. A man and women notice one another from across the room. As they draw nearer to one another, the main character sees this potential date smile, only to reveal a set of crooked teeth.
The intent is usually meant to discourage our hero from pursuing this any further. Often this is played for a laugh, although it’s more true to life than you may realize.
In a recent survey by the American Association of Orthodontists, 77 percent of the women who responded said that crooked teeth were a turn-off, even more than a receding hairline.
A separate survey also found that 92 percent of people who used orthodontics would recommend it to other adults, and 75 percent found that it lead to improvements in their relationships and their careers.
A straighter smile can give you more self-confidence, and the team at Atlanta West Dentistry in Marietta wants to give you that smile.
The same surveys mentioned above found that 33 percent of Americans don’t like their smile. As you may suspect, crooked teeth are often mentioned as part of the reason people are unhappy with those smiles.
Traditional orthodontic solutions — braces — are certainly an effective way to straighten your teeth. However, as an adult, the thought of wearing braces may seem, well, a little embarrassing.
You probably remember a teenage friend who had braces. They may have talked about how uncomfortable they could be, and they make have felt a bit awkward, especially when they first got their brackets and wires.
Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, you don’t have to wear braces to get that straight smile. You can try Invisalign instead.
Invisalign uses a series of plastic aligners to change the position of your teeth. And that’s just one of the advantages to using this system when compared to traditional braces.
• Invisalign works faster than braces. It may be hard to believe, but it’s true. In most cases, Invisalign can give you the straighter smile you want in 12 months.
• Invisalign is comfortable. You already know that braces require wearing brackets and wires. Invisalign clear, plastic aligners are easier on your mouth. You won’t have to worry about a wire coming loose or the discomfort of adjusting to brackets on your teeth.
• Invisalign is convenient. Because the aligners are easily removable, you can eat the foods you like when you use Invisalign. This also makes it easier to maintain your regular oral hygiene habits. Just pop out the aligners and brush and floss as usual.
Professional care for professionals
For many of our adult patients, having straighter teeth isn’t just about looking better, it’s about feeling more confident.
Braces certainly can straighten your teeth, but they may make you may feel awkward wearing them at work, on a job site, or when meeting potential clients. You want to stand out for your work, not because of what’s in your mouth.
You may be concerned that braces could be considered a distraction in your work interactions. In contrast, clear aligners are likely to go unnoticed during your personal interactions.
As an added benefit, our Invisalign Outcome Simulator will show you what your new smile will look like when the clear aligners are finished doing their work. Seeing and knowing what the final outcome will be can give you more confidence in taking that first step.
You may also want to know that Atlanta West Dentistry is an Invisalign preferred provider. This means our dental team has a lot of experience and success with patients who have used Invisalign.
Respect for our patients
One of the things we take seriously at Atlanta West Dentistry is respecting our patients. Your comfort is a high priority for our entire staff, whether you are coming in for a cleaning, a crown, or getting fitted for your Invisalign aligners.
We know teeth can be a sensitive issue for many patients, and we know that many patients aren’t comfortable with their smiles. If you have crooked teeth, you may know what it’s like to shy away from meeting new people.
We want you to enjoy your life, rather than avoiding parts of it. Invisalign could be the solution to your smile, and it may even instill a renewed sense of confidence. We’ve seen it happen for others, and we know it could happen for you, too.