Did you know that 81% of people think that their teeth look bad in photographs?
The reason is simple. They don’t have smilification.
What is smilification? It might not be a word that’s popped up on your radar before, but it’s one that you definitely need to know more about if you don’t feel great about your teeth.
Smilification is the process of creating the perfect smile in a healthy and natural way, without the extensive cutting that so many people go through. That means you get the smile that you want without prosthetic devices, like crowns and veneers.
Let’s take a look at the smilification process and then explore why it is the preferred method for getting the perfect smile.
Orthodontics: The Key to a Healthy Smile
If you’re serious about smilification, you have to start by finding a good orthodontist. An orthodontist is not the same as a dentist; a dentist is not the best choice when your focus is on improving your smile. Dentists focus on the health of the mouth as a whole. While they can correct smile issues, they typically opt for the more standard solution which often involves more invasive procedures, such as crowns and veneers. Bacteria gets trapped in the gums during these procedures, which leads to unhealthy gums and bad breath. That is the opposite of the goal ofsmilification. In fact, you can end up with the opposite of a healthy smile and more oral issues to boot, if you see a dentist for smile beautification.
Orthodontists, on the other hand, focus on correcting dental irregularities. Orthodontists specialize in noninvasive treatments, such as Invisalign and braces. In doing so, they are experts in the smilification process. They know how to transform your mouth and give you the healthy smile you desire.
Once you have settled on the right orthodontist for you, you’ll be ready to work together to decide on your procedure.
Invisalign or Braces—Which Is Right for You?
You can achieve optimal smilification with both braces and Invisalign. However, there are additional benefits that come with choosing Invisalign, so for that reason, it tends to be the more popular option to achieve a healthy smile.
First, Invisalign trays are removable while braces aren’t. Because of that, you can eat whatever you want when you have Invisalign. From apples to the occasional piece of gum, nothing is off-limits with Invisalign.
With braces, you have to be conscientious about what you eat. It is advisable to avoid hard candies and chewy foods, as food particles are easily caught up the braces. If you are a disciplined eater, this shouldn’t pose a problem for you. However, if you prefer to have the freedom to eat what you want when you want to eat it, Invisalign has a huge advantage over braces.
Being able to remove the trays means you can take them to go out in public, if you are self-conscious about your treatment. While you need to keep them in as much as possible in order to achieve optimal results, taking them out on occasion is fine. That can be a huge relief to people who are self conscious about wearing corrective retainers and do not wish to call attention to their treatments, worry about eating in public, are concerned about having photos taken, or simply want to celebrate a special occasion without the bother of wearing their corrective retainers.
There are no restrictions or impediments to flossing and brushing your teeth when you have Invisalign. This is a big smilification benefit. You want your teeth to be fresh, clean, and healthy in order to achieve the perfect smile, and braces stand in the way of that, to a degree. Your orthodontist will provide guidance to on brushing and flossing with braces, to achieve optimal cleaning results, but it is much easier to maintain excellent oral health when you have Invisalign. Just pop out the trays, brush and floss your teeth, and put them back in. It’s that simple.
Invisalign trays tend to be more comfortable to wear compared to braces. Traditional braces can cause mouth sores that you’ll have to treat with various gels. In addition, you can get injuries from the wires. On the other hand, you probably won’t even notice it when you have Invisalign trays in your mouth. These trays are so comfortable that you will forget all about them. That makes it much easier to go about your day.
Now let’s look at the benefits that you’ll enjoy once you go through the smilification process.
Benefits of Smilification
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that smilification comes with a wide range of benefits. What might surprise you is that fact that those benefits range far past simply looking great in photos. Consider these other benefits, then call us today to get you on your way!
When you can flash your pearly whites, you will feel more confident. That confidence carries over into your professional and personal life. When you look good, you feel better about yourself and are more willing to speak up and work and get noticed. A great smile is all you need to meet new friends or catch the eye of someone special. It’s amazing how much more confident you feel when you are not embarrassed about your teeth.
Did you know that your teeth can clean themselves? When they are in proper alignment, they can actually use their natural cleaning ability to fight back against bacteria. That doesn’t mean that you don’t need to brush and floss, but it does give you an upper hand against decay. That is a huge benefit of smilification that people don’t think about.
Halt Abnormal Tooth Wear
Smilification puts a stop to abnormal tooth wear. When your teeth are out of alignment, they rub up against one another or the gums. That can cause them to wear down much faster, which leads to a variety of problems. You can put a stop to that for good by getting Invisalign or braces. Then, you won’t have to worry about having major dental issues down the line.
Better Overall Heath
When you have crooked teeth, you are more likely to end up with tooth decay. Tooth decay is only the beginning; it almost always leads to other health problems. When your teeth are straight, they’re less likely to decay, so you can enjoy a healthier, happier life.
With so many benefits, it makes sense to move forward with smilification. Take the first step by scheduling an appointment with an orthodontist. Together you will decide which option – Invisalign or braces – is right for you. You’ll have the perfect smile before you know it, and you’ll be spared uncomfortable invasive procedures.