The Gift of a Great Smile

What’s in a smile? Confidence, happiness, and health. Sure, perfect teeth look good, but most importantly, smiling makes you feel good. Plus, you’re spreading joy to those around you, which, of course, is a good thing during the holidays and beyond! Read on to learn our top 7 reasons to give yourself the gift of a great smile.

Confidence, happiness, and health. Sure, perfect teeth look good, but most importantly, smiling makes you feel good.

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1. Healthy Mouth, Healthy You

When your teeth are aligned correctly, it is easier to clean them thoroughly and avoid plaque buildup. This means a lower risk of cavities and a smaller chance of getting gingivitis (an infection of the gums) because bacteria doesn’t have a chance to build up in your mouth. Keeping your mouth healthy is great for your overall wellbeing, too, because any infection that starts in the mouth may also spread to other areas of the body over time.

2. A Better Bite

Having correct alignment of top and bottom teeth helps you chew your food thoroughly (so your digestion improves) and you’re also less prone to grinding your teeth at night. It’s also super important to fix an overbite (top teeth overlap the bottom ones) or an underbite (bottom teeth protrude beyond front teeth) as those can lead to gum problems or loss of enamel.

3. Make a Dazzling First Impression

Did you know that people that smile more get better jobs and better pay? That’s the power of first impressions. Just like most of us value a firm handshake when meeting in person, we instinctively like and trust people that have a wide, confident smile – no matter where they are. In this virtual world, it seems that having a great smile is even more important than before.

4. Say “Cheese” Without Visible Wires

If you’d like to fix your smile and be discreet about it, Invisalign® allows you to go about your everyday life looking the same as before. After all, nobody needs to know. You may have a slight lisp as you adjust to wearing them, but that only lasts a few days.

Just like most of us value a firm handshake when meeting in person, we instinctively like and trust people that have a wide, confident smile

5. More Comfortable than Braces

Invisalign® is generally considered less painful than braces, and easier to adjust to. One of the reasons is that you remove it while eating, unlike braces, which can also get food stuck in them and are difficult to clean. Also, wearing braces means avoiding certain foods that can damage the braces themselves – which doesn’t happen with Invisalign®.

6. Surprise: Might Reduce Love Handles

The year 2020 has definitely been more sedentary. For many of us, more time at home (closer to the fridge) has meant more snacking… and putting on a few extra pounds. Surprisingly, Invisalign® may help you shed some unwanted weight. This is because you must take time to carefully remove it before each meal, brush your teeth, and reinsert – making mindless snacking a thing of the past.

7. It’s More Affordable Than You Think

Given all the advantages of a great smile, Invisalign® pays for itself over time – but if the cost is a concern, talk to your dentist about flexible financing options. Your FSA or dental insurance may also cover part of the cost. In some cases, you may be able to prioritize correcting either your top or your bottom bite (whichever is most urgent.) Finally, Invisalign® has become a household name for one good reason: with a 96% satisfaction rate, patients are recommending it to friends and family every day.

See if Invisalign® is Right for You

You know that smiling is good for your physical and mental health – and may even help you live longer. If you’re ready to give yourself the gift of a perfect smile and live in the Fort Lauderdale area, Dr. Giraldo is a Gold-Level Invisalign® provider and your go-to smile expert! Call us at (954) 524 3117 for a free consultation.