Our appearance generates snap judgments about us, within seconds of meeting someone their first impression of us has been formed. According to a smile survey conducted by Kelton research, many people say that the smile is the feature that they notice first and remember the longest when they meet someone.
The study found that people who have straight teeth are considered smarter, more successful, and as having more dates. Over 20 percent of those surveyed said they would not date someone with crooked teeth. Additionally, more than 50 percent believed that those with crooked teeth would have a harder time landing a job than those with straight smiles.
As teens and adults become increasingly aware of the value of a nice smile, those with crooked teeth are seeking orthodontic treatment to enhance their smiles. Dr. Sameet Koppikar and our skilled team at Biltmore Dental Center provide several options to correct crooked teeth. Traditional braces, Six Month Smiles, and Invisalign clear aligner trays are offered to meet the unique needs of each patient.
The Invisalign system is extremely popular with image conscious teens and adults who do not want the look of metal in their mouths. This system uses smooth, comfortable, BPA free, thermoplastic aligners to move teeth into the desired positions gently. The aligners, similar to teeth whitening trays, are removable for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene practices. They are a very esthetic method to correct misalignment because they are virtually indiscernible when worn.
Invisalign can be beneficial to the oral health of patients because the ability to remove the aligners for cleaning allows easy, effective oral hygiene. Traditional braces make it difficult to clean the teeth thoroughly, and have been known to cause tooth decay. Treatment time varies, depending on the degree of misalignment to be corrected. It is usually similar to that of traditional metal orthodontics, in some cases, slightly longer.
If you have minor misalignment issues, such as mild crowding or spacing, and don’t want the lengthy treatment and cost of full orthodontic treatment, Invisalign has a solution for you. Invisalign Express is a fast, affordable, convenient, discreet option for patients with minor cosmetic alignment concerns.
From the simplest to the most challenging issues of misalignment, Dr. Koppikar has a solution for you. Call (602) 954-8200 and schedule a consultation at Biltmore Dental Center to discuss the options available to straighten those teeth that have troubled you for years.