Being around other people is the worst thing that can possibly happen to someone going through their awkward teen years. But social obligations force people to interact with each other, even though there’s a good chance it will end badly. One of the surefire ways to kill someone’s confidence is to lock their teeth in bulky and uncomfortable metal braces.
RESULTS AT WHAT COST
No one’s saying that metal braces are a curse on humankind; in fact, they’re the opposite. Braces technology has been helping people straighten their teeth for decades, and it’s hard to argue against the results once they’ve been removed. Wearing braces is the dental equivalent of no pain, no gain. But is the pain truly necessary for the gain?
There’s nothing much people can do about the physical pain of straightening, but there is a solution for the social anxiety that metal braces inevitably cause in young patients – hiding them. Invisalign has been in the market for a few years now, and many people are familiar with what they are. For those who don’t know, Invisalign braces are transparent plastic braces that work the same way as the metal ones, except that they’re almost entirely invisible.
HOW INVISIBILITY SUPPORTS CONFIDENCE
There are multiple studies to support the fact that Invisalign braces work just as well as their metal counterparts. But their ability to ease social tension has yet to receive any kind of formal support in the way of evidence or comparative study. Fortunately, there is some testimonial proof people can go by in regards to the efficacy of Invisalign for preserving and even building confidence.
It’s easier for patients to smile in photographs when they’re not constantly reminded that something’s attached to their teeth every time they move their lips. In addition, once they see how unnoticeable the transparent braces are, the more they’ll be able to smile, which builds confidence.
The goal of any dentist is to give patients a smile they can take pride in; and we believe that Invisalign can give them exactly that, even during the straightening process. If you want to know more about Invisalign, talk to us or set up an appointment for a consultation. Don’t forget to look at the rest of our website, especially the before and after pictures on our smile gallery.