As a young professional, you are at a critical time in your career. The impressions you make on others can significantly impact the opportunities available to you. It’s important to appear poised, intelligent, confident and friendly. It can be hard to put forth this impression when you lack confidence in your smile.
If crooked teeth have you feeling insecure about your smile, you may want to consider orthodontic treatment. It’s understandable why you would want to avoid traditional metal braces as a young professional. A “mouth full of metal” certainly won’t make you feel or appear very professional; instead, it will most likely conjure images of those awkward high school years. Fortunately, Invisalign provides an alternative that can help you maintain the professional appearance necessary as you embark on your career.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before you move on to the next one in the series. Once you have gone through all of the aligners, you will enjoy the benefits of a straight, beautiful smile.
Your aligners will be custom-created by the Invisalign lab to address the unique orthodontic issues you experience. Invisalign is an effective way to treat mild to moderate alignment problems such as:
- Open bite
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
Why Is Invisalign the Right Choice for Young Professionals?
There are several important reasons why you should consider Invisalign as a young professional:
- Discreet treatment option – Your Invisalign aligners will be virtually undetectable to others. You can go on job interviews, participate in important business meetings, network with colleagues and go on dates without feeling self-conscious about your appearance.
- Minimal impact on your lifestyle – Your aligners can be removed when you eat, allowing you to enjoy all of your favorite foods without concern. Removing your aligners when you brush and floss will also help you maintain optimal levels of oral health throughout your treatment. It’s important to remember that you will need to wear your aligners approximately 20-22 hours a day to achieve the best possible results, so you’ll need to keep them in your mouth whenever you’re not eating or brushing your teeth.
- Fewer dental appointments – Since there are no metal wires to tighten, you won’t have to visit your dentist as frequently as is required when you wear traditional braces. This will free up more time in your busy work schedule to focus on your career.
- Shorter treatment duration – Traditional braces must usually be worn for 18-24 months. Invisalign treatment can often be completed in 12-15 months. This shorter treatment duration means you will experience the benefits of a straight smile much faster. The boost in confidence that comes with a beautiful smile will pay huge dividends in your career, so the sooner you can feel great about your appearance, the better.
Contact our Northern Virginia Dentists
While Invisalign provides many benefits to young professionals looking to straighten their teeth, it’s important to understand that this treatment isn’t right for everyone. Our dentists will evaluate the orthodontic issues you’re experiencing to ensure you’re a good Invisalign candidate. We’ll then recommend a customized treatment recommendation to most effectively achieve your desired results.
Please call 703-527-1020 to schedule an appointment at our Arlington location or 703-327-7705 to schedule an appointment at our South Riding location. We serve patients throughout the Northern Virginia area.