How has the new year been for you? Did you come into it with all-new goals to accomplish? We all know that getting healthy tends to be on the top of a lot of lists when it comes to setting goals for the new year, but make sure you resolve to get your smile healthy as well. Invisalign® can help give you the radiant smile you deserve!
Get Your Smile Healthy
Did you know that according to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health? This means that having a straight set of teeth can have benefits that extend beyond a great smile. The Invisalign Smile Assessment can help determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Once you’ve made the decision to have a better smile, and found the right treatment option for you, the following tips can further develop a more healthy smile.
- Regular Check-Ups — Dentists recommend you visit at least every 6 months. That is twice a year as long as everything looks great. The dentist can check for potential problems and help you maintain a healthier smile. They will also be able to recommend orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign.
- Drink more water — Easy enough, right? At least for some people it is. Find a method that works for you and increase your water intake, as needed. Generally, you should be drinking eight, 8-ounce glasses of water each day (dependent on your body weight). This helps the body stay properly hydrated to function the way it was created to — including stimulating saliva flow.
- Eat to Smile — We know things like sugar are bad for our teeth, but the list extends much further than that. Be aware of foods that can hurt your smile, such as acid drinks, and limit them as much as possible. Eat foods high in calcium to protect tooth enamel and keep them strong.
- Be Empowered — Realize that sometimes it takes an elective procedure, such as Invisalign or veneers, to brighten your smile. Even beyond the health benefits of a fabulous smile, you will find renewed confidence. There is no telling where your new smile will take you after that!
Our daughter is halfway through her Invisalign treatments and you can see it every day in her smile. Not only is her smile taking a new shape, but her self-esteem is as well. We resolved to get her smile healthy and are doing it everyday thanks to Invisalign Teen.
Head over to Invisalign Teen and take a look at the social smile gallery. Celebrate treatment stories from their peers as they share their new smiles. Nothing like a few real-life stories and pictures to motivate them to push through the discomfort and prepare to celebrate their new smile! Whether you’re an adult or teen, Invisalign can help find a doctor to address your individual needs.
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