As Valentine’s Day approaches, countless couples are preparing by purchasing gifts, making dinner reservations, and choosing the perfect outfit. Whether you’ll be going out with an existing partner or seeing a new person for the first time, dating with Invisalign is a unique experience. If you have clear aligners and are navigating your way through the world of dating, read on to learn about four things to expect with treatment.
#1: Invisalign Gives You a Confidence Boost
Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are virtually invisible. This means that you can straighten your smile discreetly and in a more aesthetically appealing way. Since it’s removable, this also helps many patients feel more comfortable and confident while dating with Invisalign since they don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in their wires or brackets.
#2: Invisalign May Alter Your Speech
As you get used to wearing clear aligners, you may have trouble speaking clearly. Fortunately, if you develop a lisp or speech impediment, it should only be temporary and usually goes away once you get used to your trays. To help yourself adjust to Invisalign quicker, repeat words that are difficult to pronounce, practice reading aloud, and have more verbal conversations with loved ones. This will help you speak clearly when you go on your Valentine’s Day date.
#3: Invisalign Let’s You Eat Without Worry
With traditional metal braces, there is a range of things you can’t eat, including popcorn, caramel, and corn on the cob. Doing so may damage them or make them difficult to clean. Braces are also notorious for getting food stuck in them, which can be a bad look if you’re going on a date. Since Invisalign is removable, you don’t have to worry about this. Just remember to clean your teeth after you eat to prevent staining and to ensure that no food transfers to your aligners.
#4: Invisalign Increases Your Risk of Bad Breath
Halitosis, also called bad breath, is a common complaint from those who wear clear aligners. As long as you keep up with aligner maintenance, this shouldn’t be an issue. Soak your Invisalign trays in a solution made specifically for clear aligners, retainers, or dentures once daily to kill off the bacteria that cause bad breath. This will make your Valentine’s Day date go much smoother and increase your chances of getting a kiss at the end of the night.
Though dating with Invisalign can take some getting used to, these four things should help you feel prepared. By taking good care of your aligners and maintaining excellent oral health, Your Valentine’s Day will be one to remember!
About the Practice
If you’ve been searching for the perfect dentist to help you keep your smile healthy this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Dr. Carol F. Morgan and her talented team at Hampton Roads Center for Cosmetic Dentistry. They offer Invisalign aligners to help you straighten your teeth so you can feel more confident in your smile and make a good impression on your date. If you’re interested in setting up a consultation with Hampton Roads Center for Cosmetic Dentistry or want to learn more about their services, visit their website or call their office at (757) 412-1400 to get started.