A straight smile is not just desirable trait; it may be more important than you think. Besides the fact that straight teeth are easier to clean, a properly aligned smile provides powerful social and emotional benefits as well. It may come as no surprise that one-third of people say that a smile is the first feature they notice in someone. However, a recent Kelton Research survey revealed even deeper perceptions that people give when their smile is straight. The survey determined that people with straight teeth were perceived as more successful, wealthy and even intelligent that those with crooked teeth! People in the Kelton survey were so willing to have a more attractive smile that 87% claimed they would forego something for a year in exchange for straighter teeth.
As it turns out, with the advancements in cosmetic dentistry today, getting a straighter smile may not be have to be so sacrificial after all. Hundreds of young and older adult patients each year are choosing Invisalign® as their orthodontic treatment of choice. Park South Dentistry proudly offers Invisalign® for patients with mild to moderate tooth misalignment. This revolutionary and discreet alternative to traditional metal braces involves a series of clear, removable orthodontic aligners that are adjusted every two weeks as the teeth shift into place. The total average treatment time is a short 3 to 18 months. Invisalign® offers the following benefits over traditional braces:
- Convenient: Removable trays make it easy to eat, brush and floss like normal.
- Comfortable: Patients find that they are much more comfortable with these smooth aligners against their cheeks and gums as opposed to metal brackets.
- Confidence: The most popular advantage is that you can straighten your teeth without most people even noticing. No more embarrassing “metal mouth” with these clear, discreet aligners.
If you are interested in taking advantage of the countless benefits of a straight smile through Invisalign®, call your dentist. Park South Dentistry can quickly determine if you are a good candidate for this quick and discreet smile straightening treatment.