For many adult orthodontic patients, even the mere idea of wearing traditional braces at work might seem embarrassing or awkward. This is understandable because you can't remove traditional metal braces or adjust them should the need arise. However, Invisalign braces remove this issue completely. You can wear Invisalign braces at work and benefit from the flexibility they offer.
If the idea of having to go to work in braces puts you off, consider opting for Invisalign braces instead. Many professionals can benefit from wearing Invisalign aligners at work instead of traditional fixed braces, including those in the following four professions.
A teacher spends all day in front of their students, and as such, they should look professional. After all, they are there to inspire as well as educate their students. In some cases, you might want to remove your braces so you can speak more clearly. Invisalign braces allow you to do that. As long as you plan your treatment accordingly with your dentist, removing your appliance for several hours a day is possible.
For instance, although you should normally wear Invisalign aligners for 22 hours per day for the maximum benefit, you can tweak this time. Doing so will simply mean that you will have to change your aligners every 3 or 4 weeks instead of every 2 weeks.
2. Office Workers
Working in an office often means that you need to speak on the phone a lot. However, because traditional braces sometimes affect your speech, talking on the phone might become something you dread since speaking clearly may become a slight problem. However, with Invisalign aligners, you won't have this problem since you can remove them for phone calls if need be.
As a musician, you need to be able to sing or play your instruments with clarity. Traditional braces can compromise your performance, particularly if you play a wind instrument or are the lead singer of a band. By opting for Invisalign braces, you not only conserve your appearance, but also the quality of your sound. You can simply remove your aligner for each performance.
4. Public Speakers
Public speakers generally speak for 1-2 hours at a time. Obviously, clarity is essential if you are to deliver your message to your audience. Traditional braces can interfere with your speaking ability, at least until you get used to them. However, if you choose Invisalign braces instead, you can remove your aligner before each session to ensure you get your message across clearly.
Remember, if you choose to remove your aligner for work, plan ahead with your dentist beforehand. Together, you can agree on a timeline for each aligner, a timeline that fits with your work schedule.
To learn more about Invisalign braces, contact a dentist or orthodontist in your area.