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3 Things You Should Know About Dating with Clear Aligners

February 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 7:23 pm
Young couple out on a date

Valentine’s day is almost here, which means it’s a good time to think about how you appear to potential romantic partners. If you’re wearing clear aligners, you might be wondering how that could affect your love life this year.

You may have to do a little bit of planning, but you should still be able to enjoy your night and make a good impression while wearing your SureSmile aligners. Here are a few things you can keep in mind.

Clear Aligners Are Incredibly Discreet

If this is your first time meeting someone new while wearing your aligners, you might be concerned about what they’ll think about them. The truth of the matter is that they’re unlikely to notice if you don’t mention them.

You shouldn’t feel nervous or insecure about your aligners; that would be much more noticeable to a romantic partner than your trays will. Even if they notice, the worst thing they’ll see is that you take care of yourself. 

 You’ll Have to Think About When You Eat

As you probably know by now, it’s recommended that you take out your aligners when you eat or drink. If you don’t, you could stain, crack, or otherwise damage your oral appliance. However, you also don’t want to leave your aligner out for too long, as you could potentially fall off track with your orthodontic treatment.

If you have a dinner date or want to snack on popcorn during a movie, you should plan when you’re going to take your aligners out, clean them, and replace them.

Watch What You Say & How You Say It

This advice is for people who’ve just started Invisalign treatment. Many people say that when they first get their aligners they have a little bit of trouble speaking. This isn’t the case for everyone, but some people say that aligners give them a little bit of a lisp.

This is going to go away with time, but if you have a date coming up, you might practice reading aloud to deal with any speech problems that come with the orthodontic appliance.

The most important thing when dating is confidence, and clear aligners can give that to you. Just plan ahead, and your big night should go flawlessly.

About the Author

Dr. Marc Thomas is a dentist who loves his field, and he takes immense pleasure in understanding the latest in oral medicine. He and his incredible dental team put this wide swath of knowledge to work for his patients. Dr. Thomas earned his DDS from the University of the Pacific, then worked in the US Army Dental Corps. He’s also a member of the Northern Nevada Dental Society and the Seattle Study Club.

If you have any questions about how clear aligners can benefit your love life, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (775) 626-3535.

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