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Confidence Is Key: Smile with Invisalign

Confidence is something that people from all walks of life should have. Whether you’re a hardworking professional managing the rigors of the business world, or a blossoming teenager navigating through those formative (and sometimes tedious) high school years, learning to carry one’s self with confidence is a skill that everyone can benefit from. However, there are numerous obstacles in life that can hurt or be a hindrance to your confidence, and if you are self-conscious about your smile, this can certainly be an issue. We can help you smile with Invisalign!

Smile with Invisalign

Sadly, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists, approximately one-third of the U.S. population today report being unhappy with their smile, with many people saying that their smile would be the first thing that they would that they would like to change about their appearance. With such staggering statistics, it’s clear that a person’s smile can have a major positive or negative impact on their confidence, and with so many new innovations in dental technology, there’s simply no reason for your smile to bring you down!

Therefore, at Overland Park Dentistry, we have introduced a fantastic new technology to our patients known as Invisalign.  As an alternative to traditional braces that has allowed us to restore the smiles of patients of all ages and helped them regain their confidence!

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The Skinny on Invisalign

Invisalign comes in the form of thin, removable, transparent aligners that are customized to fit over your teeth. These soft, but resilient aligners are designed to be worn on a daily basis, and only to be removed when eating or brushing your teeth. Each aligner is to be worn approximately one to two weeks, after which being discarded and replaced with a new one, thus consistently adjusting and realigning the patient’s teeth. The realignment process in its entirety can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months depending on each individual case and requires the user to make relatively few changes to their daily habits. Due to their transparency, minimally invasive nature, and of course overall effectiveness, Invisalign is an ideal solution for those who are eager to straighten their teeth, but self-conscious about doing so as Invisalign can effectively improve your smile while remaining virtually unnoticeable.

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Invisalign & Braces: What’s the Difference?

In contrast to the newly introduced Invisalign, standard metal braces have been used for many years, and have been well established as the primary method to straighten one’s teeth and correct their jaw alignment. However, while sturdy and effective, the downside of braces is the fact that they do require an extra amount of care and unfortunately, they will require you to avoid certain food products. Food items such as popcorn, hard fruits, hard candy, chewing gum, and corn on the cob, are all products that you are recommended not to eat while wearing braces, as they are likely to compromise the brace’s structure or get caught between the metal brackets or wires. Additionally, other less than desirable aspects of braces is the relative discomfort that users sometimes experience while wearing the devices, as well as their appearance causing occasional social anxiety. As mentioned previously, these key differences from braces are perhaps what has led to the recent surge in Invisalign’s popularity, and while Invisalign isn’t right for everyone, it has provided an ideal solution for many.

Restore Your Confidence With Invisalign!

At Overland Park Dentistry, we believe that a healthy dose of confidence is something that everyone deserves to have, and if your smile is hurting your confidence, then you owe it to yourself to change that! In addition to the highly sought after Invisalign technology, at Overland Park Dentistry we offer a multitude of different cosmetic, restorative, and preventive based treatments to keep your smile confident and healthy for many years to come! We can help you smile with Invisalign!

Local dentist, Dr. Charles R. Kimes, DDS, and his team at Overland Park Dentistry look forward to having the opportunity to care for you and your family with preventativerestorative or cosmetic dentistry. To schedule your dental appointment with your Overland Park Dentist, contact us at our south Overland Park office at (913) 647-8700 or our north Overland Park office at (913) 341-2380.