In this age of “the selfie,” it’s no surprise to anyone that looking good isn’t just for celebrities anymore. Whether it’s via Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or your choice of social media, most people have an Internet presence these days— compounding their desire to look their very best. And while looking great has become increasingly important for people of all ages, it seems that teens, especially, are in the spotlight.
We at Digital Dentistry at Southpoint in Durham treat each patient’s case on an individual basis, recognizing that the best dental care begins with communication. First we listen to our patient; then we provide caring responses; and finally we work together, with the patient, to form an individualized dental plan that is right for them.
In fact, a new Teen Confidence survey conducted by Kelton and commissioned by the makers of Invisalign Teen® clear aligners has uncovered some dramatic statistics— including the fact that 40 percent of social-media using teens feel that their appearance is judged more closely on social media, with 56 percent indicating that they worry about their looks most days. And when it comes to looking good and feeling confident, it seems that one’s smile plays a key role:
–> 96% of US teens who are not satisfied with their smile are insecure about their appearance overall.
–> 30% of US teens who are not satisfied with their appearance are most self-conscious about their teeth.
–> 47% of those who post selfies on social media first consider whether their smile “looks good.”
Traditional braces can exacerbate the problem
The study additionally reveals that:
–> 92% of US teens who have never worn metal braces say that wearing brackets would keep them from fitting in.
–> 25% believe they would be teased.
–> 41% say it is “embarrassing” for most teens to wear metal braces.
Invisalign Clear aligners to the rescue
Ultimately, of course, accepting—even embracing– one’s unique appearance and inner beauty is what will keep you happy and sane throughout life. With that said, however, if there is something you can do to improve your appearance and will give you a boost of confidence and self-esteem, why not? For many teens the answer, increasingly, is Invisalign Clear Aligners. A solid 47% of Invisalign teen users surveyed said they had a “boost” in self esteem even during the treatment process; and only 8% said that wearing Invisalign would be “embarrassing.” And that’s no wonder.
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen aligners use a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners that gradually move teeth over time. Users have no food restrictions, no interference with sports or other activities, and teeth get straightened without most people even knowing they are in treatment.
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At the offices of Dr. Marissa Crandall Cruz, we are not only committed to your 100% satisfaction, we have the experience and track record to back it up. As a Super Elite Top 1% Invisalign provider, we also have the distinction of being recognized for our expertise. With locations in Mill Basin, Brooklyn; Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; and Cedarhurst, Long Island, we are at your service— and convenience.
While it’s never been more important to have a winning smile, it’s never been easier either. Come in and see us!