Your smile speaks volumes without you ever having to say the word. By presenting your best to the world, you’re broadcasting the message that you’re capable, confident and successful in all that you do.
If a crooked smile has you hiding your teeth, your self-confidence doesn’t come across with the same impact — and the traditional remedy of braces can make you even more hesitant to smile than before. Invisalign can correct your asymmetrical smile and spare you a tin grin in the process.
Why is a Perfect Smile Important?
Making a good first impression is more important than most would like to admit. From the minute you meet someone, they’re making judgements about you whether they mean to or not. It’s all part of human nature — we assess those around us to get an idea of who they are and whether they’re someone we might get along with and want to spend time with.
We scan outward appearances for similarities and differences to ourselves — a trait that served our ancestors well when trying to survive in the wild. Everything from your hairstyle to your shoes, from your complexion to the alignment of your teeth factors into this initial impression. And by presenting your best smile to those around you, you’re likely to attract vivacious, healthy, successful friends — because they judge you to be the same.
Crooked Teeth Have a Social Cost
Even if your teeth are functionally healthy, a smile that’s out of alignment could mean harsh judgement from your peers and coworkers. People are likely to associate a sloppy smile with a host of negative stereotypes: think of all the classic film and television characters whose smiles aren’t straight and your impression of them: it’s not likely to be favorable.
While there should be no inherent shame in smiling, the world we live in dictates otherwise. The social stigma surrounding bad teeth makes it hard to grin when your teeth are less than perfect, for fear of being judged harshly by those around you.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional retainers and braces and can give you a dazzlingly straight smile. These aligners gently arrange your teeth into proper position over time. They’re transparent aligners that are custom made using a mold of your teeth and are swapped out periodically to maintain the progress of your ever-improving smile.
For those living with — and suffering the social costs of — gapped teeth, crowded teeth and mild under or overbites, crossbites or open bites, Invisalign is a gift of modern dental technology. Not only can you correct mild dental and orthodontic flaws, but you can do so without anyone ever knowing you’re a work in progress.
Benefits of Invisalign
If a treatment that’s nearly invisible weren’t enough of a plus, Invisalign is one of the least intrusive dental aligners you can opt for. The aligners can be removed for proper brushing and flossing, allowing you to keep your teeth functionally perfect while correcting their appearance.
Unlike braces, which can be damaged by hard or chewy foods, you can also pop Invisalign trays out to enjoy your favorite snacks. This means fewer trips into the dentist’s office for emergency repairs or maintenance.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Invisalign has its limitations and each mouth is different. Give us a call and set up an appointment to discuss whether Invisalign is right for you and to get started on the path to putting your best smile on display as soon as possible.
Drs. Krieger and Hur are eager to help your whole family be the very best you can be with advanced dental treatments like Invisalign. We’re easy to reach by telephone at 201-560-0606 or via email. We know you lead a busy life and that’s why we’ve leveraged the latest technology to help you get in and out of the office faster.