During the pandemic, straightening your teeth became trendy. People could wear hardware or aligners covered by masks and not worry about anyone seeing their teeth-straightening efforts. Now, in a kind-of post-pandemic world, Invisalign hasn’t gotten any less popular. In fact, it’s just as desirable as ever, if not more so – for some pretty big reasons.
Whether professional, student, or otherwise, nearly everyone spent time on a screen interacting with other people during quarantine. These habits have stuck. Virtual school and virtual work and FaceTiming with family and friends is the daily norm. As a result, people are more self-conscious than ever about how they look on a screen, small or large. Many realize their teeth are the focal point, and it’s easy to recognize that they have a smile that could look better with some cosmetic dentistry.
Invisalign is the smart choice for anyone who has crooked or gapped teeth, or someone dealing with adults or teens dealing with bite issues. Invisalign is also the top choice for many people who log a lot of screen time because it’s a nearly invisible treatment. No one who interacts with you online or via smartphone is likely to notice that you have clear trays on your teeth.
Just Like the Big Names
Sometimes celebrities and public figures start horrible fads. But sometimes they set excellent examples of what can be achieved when you do good things for yourself. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared her Invisalign journey on Instagram. Rapper Flo Milli showed off her traditional braces on TikTok. Social media personality Charli D’Amelio surprised fans with her Invisalign case on TikTok and Instagram, stating that she had braces before but struggled too much with the wires and brackets.
See? Even celebs have the same concerns, complications, and alignment issues that regular people do. And they must take just as much time and energy to correct their imperfect smiles by following the rules of Invisalign. The trays must be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, removed for meals, switched out every two weeks, and cleaned a few times a day to keep everything looking good and working properly.
The Big Reveal
While most much-needed reunions have occurred by now since the early days of the pandemic, there are still many people who haven’t come face-to-face with loved ones, friends, or colleagues in many months or even years. The excitement of seeing each other in person and revealing a newly aligned smile is incomparable.
For many, the big reveal on social media is their winning moment. Whether you documented your Invisalign journey along the way or kept it a secret from your followers, the before-and-after photo of your gorgeous new smile will make an impact.
Find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. Contact Dr. Chi Fu at Chester Hill Dentistry in Rye, NY to schedule a consultation where you will undergo a dental exam, digital imaging, and a conversation about your smile makeover goals and hopes for Invisalign.