Whether you’ve discussed Invisalign® with your dentist or have been doing your own research, you’re sure to have come across the many advantages of this advanced teeth-straightening treatment – like the fact that Invisalign® is practically invisible, easily removable, and comfortable to wear. But you may still have some more personal questions, such as “What’s it like kissing with Invisalign®?” or “Will my date know I’m wearing Invisalign® aligners?”. With Valentine’s Day on the way, we’ve put together some need-to-know info on getting intimate with Invisalign®.
The question on everyone’s lips…can you kiss with Invisalign®?
The first bit of good news is that the answer is YES – you absolutely can. The second bit of good news? Invisalign®’s clever clear design means your pashing partner probably won’t even notice you’re wearing aligners.
There really is nothing stopping you kissing with Invisalign®. Think about it – even traditional metal braces have never stood in the way of a romantic kiss (despite all those horror stories about the metal locking together). And what about other mouth accessories, like lip or tongue piercings? They definitely don’t stop people going in for a kiss!
Invisalign®’s smooth aligners are designed to fit super-close to your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about your aligners dislodging or getting in the way of that perfect kiss.
Invisalign® can even help to improve your oral hygiene
We understand you might feel nervous about kissing with Invisalign® or going on a date with someone new, especially in the early stages of treatment. It’s totally normal to feel a little self-conscious when you’re first getting used to your Invisalign® aligners – but remember that Invisalign®’s virtually invisible design means you’re likely to be the only one who knows you’re wearing aligners.
And here’s the bonus – because your oral hygiene program means you’ll be cleaning your teeth every time you eat, your mouth will always be clean and fresh.
The lowdown on dating with Invisalign®
While you don’t need to go into every tiny detail on your first date, you might want to mention that you’re having orthodontic treatment in order to explain why you’ll need to brush your teeth a little more regularly. After all, trying to sneak off to the bathroom after every meal probably isn’t going to give the best impression to your unaware date!
And if you’re worried about how you’ll look in photos and selfies, don’t stress. Invisalign® will actually make your teeth look shinier and disguise any flaws, so you can flash that smile with confidence. (Quick tip – just like your teeth, it’s possible to get lipstick on your aligners, so be sure to check you’re camera-ready).
Can’t I just take aligners out when I’m on a date?
Although one of the advantages of Invisalign® aligners is the fact they’re easy to remove, wearing them consistently is important for the treatment to work. While it’s fine to take your aligners out for special occasions, just make sure you’re not doing this too regularly, as it could affect your treatment.
As you can see, your Invisalign® treatment certainly won’t get in the way of your dating life. So here’s hoping you meet your perfect guy or girl, while Invisalign® gets to work giving you a perfect smile! If you’d like to get beautifully straight teeth with Invisalign®, make an appointment with your National Dental Care professional now.