Self-esteem before and after: the emotional impact of Invisalign on Calgary patients
In a recent HPOL (Harris Poll) survey, 94 percent of respondents said that they are likely to take note of a person’s smile the first time they meet. In the same survey, 86 percent said that people with good-looking teeth are more attractive. While you might not have been aware of those statistics, most of us instinctively understand the value of a nice smile. We know that it is human nature to make assumptions based on appearance – good and bad. Your reflection in the mirror has a powerful impact on your self-image, when you aren’t satisfied with it and you feel that it isn’t appealing to others. Invisalign treatment is giving patients renewed confidence. Dr. Robertson and Dr. Redd have accomplished some amazing before and after transformations, that go well beyond straight teeth.
Invisalign is a series of aligners that look something like mouth guards. However, these aligners are thin and flexible. They fit snugly so that you can speak clearly and drink while wearing them. Because they are crystal clear, you smile with assurance during and after straightening.
The dentist takes digital impressions of your mouth. Robust computer software uses that precise data to create a treatment plan. You wear a set of aligners day and night, for about two weeks before moving to the next set in the series. The aligners are removable, so you eat the foods you love and keep your mouth sparkling clean while you straighten. There are no wire tightening appointments, but the dentist will check your progress every six weeks.
Each patient is different, but a typical Invisalign treatment plan is completed in about 18 months. The technology behind Invisalign continues to evolve. Today, even complex cases can be candidates for this gentle, effective straightening technique.
Changing smiles and self-image with Invisalign
The team at Dr. Robertson & Dr. Redd Dental Health really enjoy Invisalign check-up appointments because patients are so excited and pleased. Since there are no brackets or wires covering teeth, you are able to see progressive improvement in alignment, as your new smile comes into focus. When straightening is completed, many patients have renewed enthusiasm in their appearance. They take pride in good home dental hygiene, and may try out a new haircut or clothing style, or join a fitness program.
A beautiful, straight smile is a terrific way of rekindling your resilience. It begins with a call to Dr. Robertson & Dr. Redd Dental Health at (855) 316-7161 for an Invisalign consultation.