With December almost over, the new year is fast approaching. Expect gyms to be full, to-do lists to be long, and expectations to be high. The new year is a time to reflect on past accomplishments and failures, and to start making the changes necessary to achieve your goals. What do you have planned for your New Year’s Resolutions? If you’ve spent most of the last year embarrassed by crooked teeth, you’re not alone. A growing number of Americans are embarrassed to smile because of their teeth. But if you want to start next year the right way, going in with full confidence in your smile, Invisalign can help. And the best part? You can straighten your smile without the metal.

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What is Invisalign?

Started in 1994, Invisalign has become one of the most popular methods for correcting crooked teeth in adults. Using the same orthodontic principles as traditional braces, Invisalign differs by offering patients the freedom to eat what they like and to not have to worry about all that metal. Measurements are taken during an initial appointment with your dentist, and after discussing your cosmetic goals, your correction plan is set into motion. You’ll begin to receive clear, BPA-free plastic aligners which fit comfortably over your teeth, and will gently correct your smile over time.

How Can Invisalign Help?

Compared with traditional orthodontic options, one benefit of Invisalign is a shortened treatment period. With over twenty years of research, and data from nearly 5.5 million patients, Invisalign has streamlined the corrective process to as little as six months, compared to 2-5 years with traditional braces.

What’s more, Invisalign is much less restrictive, giving you the option to remove the clear aligners to eat, or just before that big meeting. Metal braces as an adult can be particularly embarrassing, which is why aligners can help you to preserve that confidence into next year and beyond.

Is Invisalign Right For You?

How many times have you looked in the mirror and felt embarrassed by gaps or a crooked smile? Working with your dentist, you have the opportunity to set cosmetic goals for your smile, crossing them off your to-do list when you’re done. With Invisalign, you can cross off straighten teeth and close gaps. If you’re still not sure Invisalign is right for you, the best option is to schedule an dentist appointment.

Working with your dentist can help you to determine what your smile needs, and whether Invisalign is a viable option. If your smile has multiple problems, including chips or severe discoloration, porcelain veneers may be the best treatment for your particular situation.

If you would like to learn whether you are a candidate for Invisalign, please call (910) 392-6060 or contact Kuzma Advanced Dentistry for an appointment with Wilmington, NC cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Kuzma.