Nothing says confidence quite like a bright, engaging smile. But with crooked or misaligned teeth, you may feel hesitant to showcase your pearly whites. In the past, dental professionals relied on uncomfortable and obvious metal braces to straighten their patients’ teeth. Now, we have the technology to align teeth comfortably and discreetly through the use of Invisalign®, the invisible braces system that has created more than 1 million beautiful smiles worldwide!
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign works through a series of custom aligners created for your teeth only. The clear trays gradually shift your teeth and bite into place with movement predetermined by your dental professional. Every two weeks, you switch out your aligners for a new set that follows the movement plan toward your perfect smile. Wearing Invisalign for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day will help you achieve the bright, beautiful smile you deserve without interfering with your everyday life.
Moreover, Invisalign is removed while eating, so patients don’t have to modify their diet at all while undergoing treatment as they would with regular metal braces. The trays are removed while brushing, so you can adhere to your regular AM and PM routine without trouble or awkward and painful flossing between metal parts.
Invisalign does not use metal brackets, so cuts and discomfort are not an issue, especially if you are involved in contact sports and fear facial impacts that could cause regular braces to puncture the inside of your lips and cheeks.
Perhaps the most frustrating thing about metal braces is feeling juvenile or embarrassed wearing them. With Invisalign, no one will know you are straightening your teeth until the results are clear and your friends and family ask, “How did you get such a beautiful smile?”
Why Smiling Matters
Smiling is a way for individuals to express their positive emotions – it’s a physical response to internal bliss and contentment. However, around 76 percent of Americans fear smiling because they are self-conscious about the looks of their teeth. By constantly limiting yourself from expressing happiness, those sentiments can suffer. Expressing yourself is just as important verbally as it is with non-verbal cues, such as smiling. Unfortunately for most, compromised self-confidence due to a lackluster smile limits personal expression. Smiling is linked to reduced anxieties, as well. Even when forced, a smile triggers a release of endorphins in the brain, much like exercise does.
Not smiling isn’t just bad for your mind and emotions. It can also have a negative effect on your other vital organs. Smiling is linked to improved cardiovascular health and reduced heart disease risks (i), along with a stronger immune system that can help defend the body against illness. Overall, various studies have indicated that smiling and laughing regularly can improve quality of life and expand life expectancy. (ii)
Invisalign for Stronger, Healthier Teeth
In addition to aesthetic smile enhancement, improved self-confidence, and better overall health, Invisalign improves the strength, form, and function of your smile. Many individuals get regular, metal braces to not only improve the look of their smile but also prevent wear and tear due to an underbite, overbite, and other alignment issues. Having teeth properly aligned reduces wear and tear while also creating a stronger, healthier smile for life. And what better way to protect your teeth than through the use of discreet, comfortable, and flattering aligners like Invisalign?
Invisalign in Miami
Assure a Smile is proud to be a certified Invisalign provider for the greater Miami area and beyond. We are also proud to offer Invisalign Teen® for young adults who want a more aesthetically pleasing and less abrasive alternative to standard metal brackets.
For more information on Invisalign at Assure A Smile, you can call our office at (305) 274-0047, or connect with us via Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for regular updates on events and newly released products and services. We look forward to welcoming you to the Assure A Smile family!
(i) “Cholestoral and Artery Plaque Buildup.”
(ii) “Happy People Live Longer: Subjective Well-Being Contributes to Health and Longevity.”