You want to apply for that new position. You have the education and the experience to do the job, and yet, you are hesitant to apply.
You know this change would involve more frequent face-to-face meetings with clients and customers. And that’s your concern.
Your smile isn’t exactly as straight as you would like it to be. Maybe your teeth are crooked. Maybe some of your teeth look like they are fighting for the same spot in your smile. Maybe you have gaps between your teeth that make you self-conscious.
If so, then it’s time to contact Newman Springs Dental Care if you live in or near Lincroft, NJ. Invisalign® is an excellent orthodontic option for adults who want straighter, more attractive smiles.
Invisalign Was Developed With Adults In Mind
When Invisalign was first created, adults were considered the ideal patients for this orthodontic treatment.
Many adults could benefit from orthodontics. Yet, relatively few are willing to wear metal braces for years to change their smiles in spite of the long-term benefits of doing so.
The idea behind Invisalign was to use a series of retainer-like devices to gradually push teeth where people wanted them to be. These devices are made from a clear plastic, which makes them practically invisible when placed over a patient’s teeth.
Years of research and case studies showed how effective this technique really is, and it has become one of the most popular cosmetic services for adults across the United States.
How Invisalign Works
The first step with any orthodontic treatment is an assessment by a dental professional, like our own Dr. Mitchel Friedman or Dr. Aparna Menon.
Good candidates for Invisalign include patients who:
▸ have crooked teeth
▸ have crowded teeth
▸ have gaps between teeth
▸ have “relapsed” after orthodontic care when they were younger
In orthodontic terms, relapse occurs when your teeth begin to shift back toward their original positions. This can happen if someone does not wear a retainer like they should during the final phase of their care. It also can happen decades later when people get older.
In either situation, Invisalign can help get your teeth in line.
Assuming you are a good candidate for this treatment (and many adults are), the next step would be to create your aligners. This is done with the aid of computer-assisted design. This way your aligners are custom-made for your teeth during each step of your treatment.
To get the benefits, all you need to do is wear your aligners as directed. You will change aligners every few weeks to keep your teeth moving until you reach the end of your treatment.
Then, you may need to wear a retainer for a short time as your teeth settle into their new positions.
Daily Life With Invisalign
As we mentioned earlier, each aligner is made of transparent plastic. This makes them much more discreet than braces. You might be surprised by how few people notice your aligners when you first start wearing them.
For most of our patients, it doesn’t take long for them to feel comfortable wearing their aligners in personal, professional, and social situations.
Even so, you can remove your Invisalign aligners for up to a couple hours each day. That’s something you absolutely can’t do with braces.
This may seem like a small thing, but it can make a world of difference in your day-to-day experience. By removing your aligner before you eat, you can order whatever you want. You won’t need to avoid chewy foods that could get caught in your brackets and wires. You won’t have to pass on crunchy treats that could cause your wires to bend or your brackets to come loose.
Now, you should brush your teeth before placing your aligners back in your mouth, but this is another benefit over braces. With Invisalign, you can brush and floss just like you do now. You won’t need any special tools to clean your teeth or to remove food from your braces.
Get Started On Your New Smile With Invisalign
We’ve helped many patients create better smiles at Newman Springs Dental Care in Lincroft, NJ. Invisalign is just one of the many ways we can help you improve your smile.