Every day millions of teens and adults look in the mirror and are unhappy with their smile. A person’s smile is their most basic form of positive expression and is vital to having self-confidence. If you cannot smile with confidence and find yourself hiding your smile in conversations and pictures then you are handicapping yourself in your daily life. With so many options for orthodontic treatment, there is no longer any reason for you to continue living your life not being confident in your smile. Today I am going to focus on a very popular treatment for teens and adults, which is Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.
3 key steps to having success with Invisalign and Invisalign Teen:
1) Choose the very best doctor for your treatment.
The #1 thing that you can do to make sure that you are making the right decision for your Invisalign treatment is to choose the best doctor to consult, prescribe and treat you with your Invisalign. Make sure that they are a board-certified orthodontic specialist. These are the most highly skilled and trained doctors in the world and they will give you the best opportunity for success. Also, do your own research. Read reviews, speak with actual patients and visit the office and make sure that this is a place where you feel comfortable.
2) Make sure that the results that you want to achieve are realistic with Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign is a great form of treatment to fix several issues such as crowding or gaps but it is not a magical treatment that can fix everything. Make sure that you are very clear with your orthodontist on what results you want to achieve. If you are not going to be happy after spending the time and money with your Invisalign treatment it is much better to figure that out on the initial consultation with the orthodontist and not after 12-24 months!
3) Compliance. You have to be willing to do your part or Invisalign will not work.
Know yourself and commit to the treatment before you start the treatment. Make sure that the Invisalign treatment plan is something that you are willing to comply with or you will waste your time and money. You will have the ability to take off your aligners, which is what makes Invisalign great, but it can be a double-edged sword if you do not put them back on after you eat and brush. Most adults do not have issues with this but if you know that you are not going to wear them and that you will most likely keep them in your pocket then ask the orthodontist to show you different options for your treatment.