Emotional Impact of Traditional Metal Braces

By now, almost everyone knows the benefits of Invisalign over traditional metal braces.  Instead of relying on unsightly metal brackets and wires, this cutting edge system uses a series of comfortable plastic aligners to gradually shift teeth into proper position.  But, have you ever considered the emotional impact of metal braces?  One national survey wanted to find that out.

A recent press release from Invisalign reports on a study conducted for Align Technology by Kelton Research.  “While having straight teeth and a beautiful smile is important to teens, the ‘Behind the Smile’ survey … reveals that over half of teens (54%) believe metal braces would make them more self-conscious,” explains the report, “and one in two teens (50%) would smile less.”  At an age when self esteem is vitally important, we can all imagine the emotional benefit of clear braces.  So, is Invisalign only for teens?  Read on to find out.

Invisalign for Adults

Braces among young people are pretty commonplace and yet, they can still make teens feel self conscious.  Imagine for a moment the emotional impact of having metal braces as an adult!  For those who understand the importance of a professional appearance—businesspeople, those in the public eye, etc.—the thought of traditional metal braces can be extremely distressing.  Thankfully, Invisalign offers a comfortable, less-noticeable alternative.

Each year, countless adults choose Invisalign over metal braces.  The process is simple.  Using cutting-edge 3-D imaging, we create for you a series of custom-made plastic aligners that will gradually shift your teeth into place.  These comfortable, plastic aligners are almost imperceptible and are each worn for a period of about two weeks.  Eventually, you’ll begin to see the straighter, more beautiful smile you’ve always wanted—a smile you can be proud of!

Schedule an Invisalign Consultation

To learn more about Invisalign or any of the other services offered at our Beverly Hills Dental Clinic, contact us and schedule a consultation.  Achieve the straighter, more beautiful smile of your dreams—call us today at (310) 273-0111. We look forward to working with you.


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