Fear and embarrassment are two very real motivators in life. Although Taylor Swift urges us to “shake it off,” the reality of the matter is truer to the tone of Ryan Adam’s haunting and memorable cover version of the pop hit. Criticism really hurts and can can affect your self-esteem.

But why are we talking about criticism and self-esteem on a dental health blog? Good question. The answer is because we hear fears of being embarrassed as the number one reason why patients avoid adult braces. Patients tell us that they’re embarrassed and think they might look immature or inexperienced in the workplace if they are wearing braces made of brackets and wires. Teenagers are eve more fearful, afraid of things people might say in the halls of their high school.

Criticism and feeling like you’re being made fun are terrible things to have to endure. But if you need adult braces to correct some aspect of your smile, there’s still good news on the horizon. At Plano Smile Studio in Plano, TX, we offer the Invisalign system of adult orthodontics. Invisalign can safely and comfortably correct many of the same issues as adult braces.

If you are suffering from crowded teeth, misaligned teeth, or gaps in your teeth, then you may be a candidate for Invisalign. In today’s post of dental health blog from the office of Plano Smile Studio In Plano, TX, we’re going to tell you a little bit more about some of the unique advantages offered by the Invisalign system

Advantage #1: Invisalign is Comfortable

Instead of uncomfortable brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of comfortable and transparent aligners. These aligners fit comfortably and discreetly over your teeth, and steadily move your teeth into the correct position. We can even show you a preview of what your smile will look like before you even begin treatment! You wear each aligner for a period of about two weeks, and then you move onto the next aligner.

Advantage #2: Invisalign Means Freedom

Invisalign also gives you more freedom. Traditional braces come with a host of requirements; frequent appointments and a list of foods you can’t eat. With Invisalign you can continue to eat all of your favorite foods; you simply take out the aligner before your meal!

Advantage #3: Invisalign is Discreet

Because Invisalign uses transparent aligners, most patients report that no one can even tell that they have them on! That makes worrying about criticism for wearing braces into a complete non-issue. That means you never have to worry about someone in your workplace mentioning them, or someone criticizing your teenager. In addition, Invisalign is removable. That means you can take the aligners out before a photo if needed.

Advantage #4: Invisalign is Fast

Invisalign only requires about a year to be effective for most patients. For many the treatment time is actually less than that. Traditional adult braces generally take about two years to achieve the results you want. That means Invisalign gets the job done in half the time!

Make An Appointment

Ready to learn more about Invisalign? Then contact the Plano Smile Studio in Plano, TX. You can reach our office at 972-398-2550.