When I was a teenager, I wore braces for years. I was so sick of metal that I wasn’t the best at wearing my retainer. I think that’s why I’ve always had minor spacing issues on my teeth. I’m 30 now and don’t want another mouth full of metal. Truthfully, I’m dreading another few years of any ortho but the spacing bothers me. Would Invisalign be an option for this?
You weren’t the only teenager to neglect their retainers. It’s a common problem facing parents and orthodontists treating young people. Sometimes it’s the retainer issue that causes the spacing problems. Sometimes it’s just the natural shifting our teeth do throughout our lives.
Either way, Invisalign is a great solution for you. Even better, it won’t require a few years as you feared. In fact, it will likely only take Invisalign a few months which not only cuts your expected treatment time but your cost as well.
Another Benefit of Using Invisalign
In addition to being invisible even at a conversational distance, and very comfortable, your Invisalign aligners can also double as teeth whitening trays. This gives you a sort of mini smile makeover; just the thing to build your confidence and you’ll smile more.
Studies have shown that those are the people whom we perceive as leaders. That kind of confidence is good for both your personal and professional life.
One thing to be aware of is, like your old retainer from high school, if you don’t wear your aligners for the prescribed amount of time it won’t be effective. So, keep those aligners in, except when you’re eating or brushing, and you will be just fine.
When you’re finished, you’ll have a gorgeous new smile you’ll be proud to share with everyone around you.
Be Careful with SmileDirectClub
Some patients who are interested in Invisalign see the ads for SmileDirectClub and think this is a great way to save money. However, I would check online for SmileDirectClub horror stories for the full story. There are things that could go wrong, and we believe it’s important to have a dentist directly supervising your care.
This blog is brought to you by Portage, MI cosmetic dentist Dr. Susan Dennis.