I went to see my dentist about Invisalign and he said that he looked into it years ago and it was only for certain basic orthodontic cases and didn’t feel it was worth it. Will Invisalign fix misalignment or do I have to go the whole traditional braces route? I’m about to start my first “professional” job and was really hoping not to look like I am still in Junior High School. As it is I look very young and I want to be taken seriously.
Congratulations on the beginning of your career journey! What an exciting time in your life. I completely understand you wanting to be taken seriously by all the old fogey’s who’ve been at their desk for so many years they’re almost melded into the furniture. Invisalign is the perfect way to do that.
Based on your dentist’s comment, I’m guessing he hasn’t looked at Invisalign since it first came out. Some dentists are better than others at keeping up with the technology in their field than others. While it is true that when this procedure was in its infancy, it only worked for the basic cases of misalignment. These days, it is a completely different story. It can handle all but the most complicated. So, this would be a perfect procedure for a young professional like yourself.
I would get a second opinion from a dentist with a lot of experience treating with invisible types of braces, such as Invisalign. They’ll be able to tell you if it will work for you. I have a feeling, unless you’ve got something rather strange going on that it will work just fine.
Mini Smile Makeovers with Invisalign
One hidden benefit of the aligners used to straighten your teeth is they can double as teeth whitening trays. This means you can straighten and whiten your teeth simultaneously without anyone even knowing. As it sounds like you are just out of college, you may not need the whitening yet. However, I recommend you save your last pair of aligners to use later down the line when you do feel like some brightening of your teeth will work.
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