How Invisalign® and Braces Can Help You Rebuild Your Confidence
You deserve a winning smile, but not everyone feels like they have one
With teeth you aren’t proud of, you might lack the confidence to smile in photos or feel uncomfortable meeting new people. You may even struggle with self-esteem issues related to imperfect teeth.
An investment in your smile and oral health with Invisalign® and braces will bolster your confidence while improving your teeth’ functionality at the same time. Plus, it is an investment of a lifetime.
Learn more about the benefits of braces and Invisalign® and how an investment in your smile can solve many orthodontic challenges that both children and adults face.
Are You Unhappy With Your Smile?
According to a 2019 OnePoll study, over half of Americans feel insecure about their teeth. They cover their mouths when they laugh, and more than half of those surveyed will also try and smile with their mouths closed.
Unfortunately, one in four people have even received negative comments about their teeth; if not from a co-worker, then a loved one. While you have the right to feel confident in yourself and your body, teeth are one part of you that you can change to increase your confidence. Invest in your smile, and invest in your happiness. Invisalign® and braces can combat several common teeth issues that impact your confidence and make you self-conscious, such as gapped and crowded teeth, overbite, and underbite.
Many people experience gaps in their teeth, either in one part of their mouth or throughout their entire bite. Gapped teeth can be caused by abnormal jawbone growth or tooth loss. When you lose a tooth, your surrounding teeth can shift due to an increase in space.
You might be wondering how braces can help? Or, at least, why it could be in your best interests to correct gap teeth. Aside from the aesthetics that could be affecting your confidence, fixing this issue can be crucial for your oral health.
Gapped teeth can lead to gum issues, such as periodontal pockets that increase the periodontal disease risk. The more gaps in your mouth, the less protection your gums have. Even regular brushing may not be able to prevent these issues.
Overcrowding can be a problem if your jawbone is too small for all your teeth to sit comfortably. Without treatment, overcrowded teeth can become crooked. Your bite and smile may also be affected.
Given the challenges associated with cleaning crowded teeth, you may also be at an increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay associated with plaque accumulation. When this issue is identified at a young age, you may be pleased to know that orthodontics for kids is an ideal treatment option worth considering.
Overbite & Underbite
An overbite, or overjet, occurs when your upper teeth bite too far over your lower teeth. It can be caused by genetics, an overdeveloped bone structure, or poor oral habits. Alongside causing irritated gums and chewing difficulties, an overbite can result in lower teeth wear and uncomfortable jaw joint problems.
An underbite describes your lower front teeth extending past your upper teeth. This can be caused by an overdeveloped lower jaw or underdeveloped upper jaw. However, missing upper teeth can also lead to an underbite. Both of these issues can be resolved over time with Invisalign and braces.
Invisalign® And Braces Can Provide The Solution You Are Looking For
Orthodontics changes lives. You may have lived with crowded teeth, bite issues, or gapped teeth your entire life. However, Invisalign® and braces can start you on the journey to straighter, healthier teeth to give you the confidence boost you need.
It may also surprise you to know that many other Invisalign® benefits can present themselves as treatment progresses. You can learn more about these below.
Both Invisalign and braces can assist with straightening your teeth. Invisalign aligners are a series of weekly plastic aligners that gradually shift your teeth into their new position. Each tray is straighter than the last, which means you can expect tooth movement of up to 0.25mm per tray.
Braces operate similarly but without the use of trays. They constantly put pressure on your teeth while encouraging them to move into the correct position. Braces will also cause the periodontal membrane to stretch, helping your teeth move into straighter alignment.
Help with Cavities
With gaps, overlapping teeth, and misaligned teeth, oral care at home can be challenging. Daily brushing and flossing are crucial for the health of your teeth and gums. However, these common issues can result in plaque and cavities due to some parts of your teeth not being reachable.
If you’re wondering, does Invisalign work to get rid of these problems? The answer is yes. With straighter teeth resulting from Invisalign or braces, you can access all teeth with your floss and brush to prevent cavities from forming. Ask your orthodontist about the best toothbrush and toothpaste for your unique needs.
Promote Healthier Gums
When your teeth are not straight, food particles can become lodged between your teeth and gums, leading to infections caused by bacteria and plaque. Invisalign results in straighter teeth that allow you to floss in between each tooth with far greater ease. As a result, you can prevent food from becoming stuck in your gums for extended periods and reduce the risk of infections, plaque, and gum disease.
Regain Your Confidence With A New Smile
Everyone deserves to have the confidence to smile without fear of judgment. Everyone also deserves to have healthy teeth that don’t cause pain and discomfort. Both Invisalign® and braces can provide life-changing benefits that give you that much-needed confidence to live life to the fullest.
Whether you discuss braces or Invisalign® with Orthodontic Care of Georgia’s team of specialists, you can expect some or all of the following benefits.
YOU WON’T BE AFRAID TO SMILE
Your smile can be one of your biggest assets, but only if you’re not afraid to show it off. After braces or Invisalign® treatment, you will likely no longer be afraid to show your teeth to the world. Those gaps, bite problems, and crooked teeth can be a thing of the past.
You will have an improved appearance
With each passing week, Invisalign® and braces provide noticeable differences in the appearance of your teeth. By the time your treatment comes to an end, you’ll barely recognize your new straight teeth as your own.
Many people experience speech defects like lisps and whistling resulting from gaps, crooked teeth, and malocclusions. These speech defects may improve with having those teeth problems corrected. Therefore, you can feel more confident in both your smile and your speech.
Trips to the dentist may be less stressful in your future when the reasons why you were experiencing plaque build-up, bleeding gums, and cavities are taken care of. With a more straightforward oral care process daily, you can enjoy a healthier mouth and a more pleasant dental checkup experience.
An Investment You Will Thank Yourself For
It is easy to believe that your current teeth are those you have to live with for the rest of your life. However, it is never too early or too late to take action to improve your smile, improve your overall oral health, and relieve yourself of orthodontic problems.
Both children and adults can benefit from orthodontic care, where Invisalign® and traditional braces are often the treatment option of choice. Traditional metal braces are the most common braces option, with high-grade stainless steel and metal brackets. You can even add colored rubber bands to make them unique to you.
In contrast, Invisalign® treatment involves using removable clear aligners or retainers changed weekly to promote teeth straightening over several months.
These clear plastic aligner trays are comfortable, virtually invisible, removable to eat, and are suitable for adults and teens. With this option, you also only need to see your orthodontist every six weeks throughout the entire treatment time.
Orthodontic treatment can be life-changing. All it takes is a single appointment with Orthodontic Care of Georgia to start your journey to a more confident version of you.
It’s astounding to think that some people go through their entire lives having their smiles dictate how confident they are in themselves.
Invisalign® clear aligners and metal braces can change your life. They are suitable for children and adults, solve many different teeth problems, and provide benefits for your health, appearance, speech, and confidence.
If you or a loved one struggles with their self-esteem caused by a tooth imperfection, now might be the right time to look at your options and form a treatment plan. Orthodontic Care of Georgia is the place to start. With our affordable payment plans our experts will give you a happier, healthier, more confident version of you could be just around the corner.