Weighing your options carefully is the most important part of decision-making basics!
That’s why we’re glad you found our blog today!
Our team at Hawkins Complete Dental Service in Zanesville, OH can offer you an alternative to metal braces if you’re an adult who finally wants to do something about the unsightly position of your teeth.
It’s Invisalign, and we’re sharing some tips on how to know if it might be the smile solution for you!
3 Ways To Know If You’re Ready For Invisalign
For adults, it’s not easy to finally make the choice to get orthodontic treatment because it’s something most people get out of the way much younger in life.
But Invisalign is different than standard braces.
Instead of brackets bonded to your teeth and wires connecting them all together, Invisalign uses a series of aligners made of smooth, clear plastic.
They already sound better than the metal braces you’re familiar with, but here are three more ways to know if you’re ready to explore this option to get your dream smile!
#1 – You Don’t Want Your Braces To Show!
If we were honest with ourselves, we’d likely admit to wishing, at least sometimes, we could be young again. No real responsibilities, no financial or professional stresses.
Oh, and looking younger wouldn’t be too shabby either!
But one thing most of us can agree that we don’t miss about being younger was the painful teasing about our appearance through those awkward preteen years. Do you really think you could stand the strange stares and odd looks from your co-workers as they gaze in wonderment at your metal braces?
We didn’t think so.
Invisalign gets its name from the fact that the aligners are nearly invisible, so you don’t have to look awkward while you correct your crooked teeth.
#2 – You Don’t Want To Change Your Lifestyle
You’re an adult.
A self-sufficient, independent adult.
So we’re guessing you probably aren’t interested in being told what you can and can’t eat because of your orthodontic treatment.
We’d also be willing to bet you wouldn’t care too much to devote what little time you have left for yourself each day to your oral hygiene routine.
Invisalign sounds perfect, then! The aligners are removable, so you don’t have to restrict your diet to protect your braces.
Nor do you have to spend more time cleaning your teeth every morning and night to get around your brackets and wires either. Just brush, floss, and rinse!
#3 – You Don’t Want To Wait Years To Love Your Smile!
It seems like we spend most of our youth chomping at the bit to enjoy the freedom of adulthood, and then spend most of our adulthood longing for the simpler days of our carefree youth.
But the reality is adulting is your life now, which means you’ve earned a bit of instant gratification, right?
In other words, you don’t really want to wait a few more years to have the smile you want. Invisalign can be completed in about a year in most cases, which sounds like a breeze compared to traditional orthodontic treatment that takes up to 2 – 3 years.
You’re probably ready to try Invisalign if you’re done playing the waiting game for a better-looking smile!
Call For A Consultation!
It’s hard to ignore the potential benefits of going this route to improve your smile.
But the only way to really know if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment for you is to visit Dr. Hawkins for a consultation.