Like the logo of your favorite sports team or brand, our smile is one of the first things someone notices about us and one of the few things they’ll actually remember about us. That’s why companies put so much time, energy, effort, and money into a logo – it’s a symbol of who they are and what they represent.
Our smile is no different. In fact, that’s why most of us get so insecure and defensive over our smile. It’s not just something we’re born with – it’s something we grow into and evolve with. The problem is that not all teeth grow and evolve the way we want to – sometimes teeth have a mind of their own.
And that’s okay! Not liking your smile doesn’t make you any less beautiful, no matter how much you try to convince yourself otherwise. In fact, it only makes you human, just like the rest of us. And if you don’t believe me, studies show that more than half of all Americans are insecure about their smile and/or teeth.
Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, gap teeth, crowded teeth, or crooked teeth? We can understand why you might be insecure about your smile, but let’s not forget that this is 2023 – a day and age where a few trips to your dentist can solve all your issues.
Better yet, you have options – you could go the traditional route (braces) or the modern route (aligners). While there’s no right or wrong, there are some clear pros and cons to each – which we’ll explain below:
What are braces? Dental braces help realign teeth through the use of pressure. Tiny metal brackets are cemented to each tooth and connected by a metal wire that can be tightened to increase pressure in certain areas of the mouth. Over time, the pressure guides your teeth to where they’re supposed to go.
What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a dental treatment that uses pressure to correct and realign teeth. It’s a type of ‘invisible aligner – hence, the name – and you wear it like a mouthpiece. Your dentist uses a 3D scanner to create a custom-made mold that’s exclusive to you and your smile, ensuring a comfortable fit.
Invisalign is a non-invasive alternative to traditional braces. They’re clear, comfortable, and allow you to gradually fix your smile without anyone knowing. They’re also easy to remove, which means you can eat, drink, and brush as you please – no more jumping through hoops (or, in this case, wires).
We all know the story behind Cinderella and her glass slippers. She was dancing with Prince Charming when she ran off, losing one of the slippers in the process. The Prince sends his Grand Duke to search the town for the woman whose foot it fits. It’s not until they get to Cinderella that they find the perfect fit.
Think of Invisalign as a glass slipper, but for your smile – the perfect fit. And much like there was a lot of magic that went into those slippers, there’s a lot of magic (we call it technology) that goes into Invisalign treatment. Let’s take a look at some of the innovations responsible for straightening that grill of yours:
Invisalign was introduced at the turn of the century and has come a long way over the past few decades. They’ve helped transform more than 16 million smiles – more than 4.5 million of whom are teens. They also hold more than 450 patents with their groundbreaking, cutting-edge, industry-changing technologies.
Invisalign is as inclusive as it is innovative. It’s a safe and effective treatment for both teens and adults alike, meaning the whole family can transform their smile together – family photos are going to look great this year! In a world where most of us are insecure about our smile, Invisalign is here to save the day.
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider Invisalign treatment:
Are your teeth crooked, crowded, or misaligned? Do you have gaps in your teeth? Do you wish your teeth were just a little bit straighter? Are you terrified of braces? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with Dr. Joseph Cipriano – your friendly Staten Island dentist.