Individuals all over the world suffer from lack of self-esteem and confidence, not only in the workplace, but throughout their everyday lives. A study conducted in 2019 revealed that 57% of American adults feel as though they lack the confidence they need to participate in major life events such as speaking at weddings, giving presentations, or even simply when laughing. In the same study it was evident that seven out of ten people admit to feeling self-conscious about their smile. So, the question stands; why are we letting our teeth dictate how we tackle situations every day and why does our smile continue to hold us back from enjoying our lives? In honor of National Smile Power Day, here are ways Invisalign treatment can boost your self confidence:


  1. See Your Progress


One of the most gratifying things about Invisalign is that you can watch your teeth move into the ideal placements and see your oral progress. At each dental visit, you will be provided with a new tray based on the progression and movement of your teeth. Here, you will see how straight your teeth currently are, and how much straighter they will soon become. This progress is rewarding, confidence boosting, and affirming. With metal braces, it can be more difficult to notice progress as the metal on your teeth is adjusted without removal.


  1. Enjoy the Comfort


When there is something in your mouth for months, or maybe years at a time, you’ll want it to be comfortable. First, the clear aligners make you feel more comfortable in social situations, and you will not feel held back from important events. Secondly, and physically speaking, the removable plastic trays are simply more comfortable than the traditional bulky braces that tend to cut the inside of your mouth and add immense pressure to your teeth. Thirdly, it is comforting to physically watch your teeth move into optimal placement for the future.


  1. Improve Your Oral Health


With teeth that are misaligned or too close together, brushing and flossing your teeth becomes more of a challenge. Missed spots or untreated areas can create an environment suitable for all sorts of bacteria, resulting in bad breath and poor oral hygiene. Additionally, improper brushing and flossing can lead to numerous health concerns including gum disease and even tooth decay. With Invisalign, oral hygiene is made easy as you can completely remove the aligners when brushing and flossing. Unlike traditional braces, these aligners allow you to have better oral health while maintaining your current oral hygiene routine.


  1. Ditch the Brace-Face


Let’s be honest- nothing lowers self-esteem more than speaking with a bunch of metal crammed inside your mouth. In most cases, specifically with adults, they would rather have crooked teeth than going through the process of getting traditional braces, and we don’t blame them! Metal braces can be embarrassing and hinder the ability for individuals to speak fluently and clearly. One of the best parts of Invisalign is that no one can tell you’re wearing them. This hidden treatment allows for straighter teeth to become a seamless transition into your life. If you have the option to correct your teeth without ugly metal brackets, why wouldn’t you?


  1. The Final Reveal


Picture this; it’s your last day with your Invisalign aligners. You finally take your aligners out for the last time and reveal perfectly straight teeth. Your new smile stretches across your face as you exude tremendous confidence, ready to take on anything thrown your way. With Invisalign, you are sure to smile more, laugh more, and enjoy more.


Your dream smile is right at your fingertips. With Invisalign, not only will you feel more confident from a straighter smile, but also from improved oral hygiene and minimal adjustments to your current lifestyle. Invisalign gives you more reasons to smile, so start your treatment and watch the magic happen. If you’re ready to smile again, schedule your Invisalign consultation in Saratoga today.