First impressions count


Here I am meeting you for the first time. I would smile but I’ve gotten so used to not smiling so that people don’t see how my teeth never really came out properly and my teeth all tip in a bit. Trouble is, now you think I’m unfriendly, whereas I am in fact I’m just horribly embarrassed. Does this sound like you?

Visual information, collected almost subconsciously, can permanently influence your opinion of another person, especially in situations such as dating and job interviews. If I don’t smile, people can see you as miserable, whereas the real reason may be because you’re ashamed of your wonky teeth.

Fortunately, braces can straighten misaligned teeth. There are various systems, including one called Invisalign. If you live in the Leeds area, you will find Invisalign available at Enhancedental.

Braces, but not as you know them

Invisalign is an innovative method for straightening teeth. Instead of the usual components of brackets, bands and wires, Invsialign uses clear plastic trays, rather like gumshields, that push your teeth into straighter positions.

This clear braces method has several advantages over wire and bracket braces. On a visual level, it avoids the teenage look that can often be associated with ‘train track’ braces. The clear plastic trays are incredibly thin and fit snugly over the teeth, so that they are hard to spot by the untrained eye. Importantly for many adults in the world of work, they do not make it hard to speak clearly.

Thirdly, Invisalign trays are removable. This makes cleaning them and your teeth easy. Plus, you can continue to eat whatever you like without worrying about food getting stuck in your braces.

Also, if you need to, you can remove the aligner for a few hours for important business or social events. Although the aligners do need to be worn for at least 20 hours a day for the treatment to stay on schedule.

Finally, Invisalign treatments take months not years to take effect, which can make them a more affordable option.

Invisalign clear braces are aimed at people whose dental needs are limited to realigning their teeth, and is not suitable for serious bite corrections.