Why the Class of 2015 Is Bidding Adieu to Heavy Metal

shrewsbury-cosmetic-dentistry-orthoWith less than a month until Shrewsbury ISD schools and universities re-open for the new school year, students and their parents are rushing to take care of last-minute details. It’s an exciting time for everyone, but high school seniors and college freshman in particular have much to look forward to. Appearances aren’t everything, but the boost of confidence and self-esteem that comes with an attractive, healthy smile certainly makes things easier. Dr. Todd Pizzi explains why so many teens and young adults are considering invisible braces in Shrewsbury, MA.

The Universal Appeal of Straighter Teeth

The majority of people who wear braces are in their teens, but the number of adults wearing braces has increased dramatically over the previous few years, a fact Dr. Pizzi attributes to more modern orthodontic treatment. Traditional metal braces are effective, but their lack of subtlety has made them less popular in the wake of Invisalign and ClearCorrect invisible braces, as well as accelerated treatment via Six Month Smiles.

Benefits of Teeth Straightening for Teens

Senior year is a major milestone filled with countless photo opportunities and memorable rites of passage: homecoming, prom, graduation pictures, to name a few. Students must have the confidence to perform well at school and socialize with others, things that are difficult to do with poor self-esteem. Wearing traditional metal braces only adds to the nearly overwhelming senior experience; the same is true of freshman year. Our patients love Invisalign and ClearCorrect because the plastic aligners work their magic in the most inconspicuous way possible. Most people can’t even tell when someone is wearing their braces, which certainly isn’t true of metal braces.

Benefits of Teeth Straightening for Young Adults

A competitive job market means candidates will need every possible advantage, especially if they don’t have significant work experience. A winning smile speaks volumes about a person, and those who are fortunate enough to have such a smile are widely perceived by others to be more confident, approachable, professional, and successful. In contrast, a survey of hiring managers reveals that keeping your smile under wraps is a major turn-off. When you’re worried about the appearance of your teeth, it’s hard to focus on nailing your interview or internship.

Good luck to the class of 2015! To learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Shrewsbury, MA, or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, contact us at (508). We welcome students (and parents) living in and around Shrewsbury, Boylston, North and South Grafton, and the neighboring communities.