Public speaking in any form can be a nervewracking experience for some but for others its all part of the job and everyday life; YouTubers, conference key speakers, Ted talkers, politicians, comedians, judges & magistrates. Anyone who is constantly in front of an audience, we at Harley Street Dental Clinic understand that you need to look your best and if – like most – you weren’t born with a perfectly straight set of pearly whites then you will be pleased to hear that Invisalign is a wonderful solution for you.
The psychology of straight teeth
Psychological studies have been performed regarding human smiles, teeth, and the unconscious effect they have on others. It was found that people with straight teeth are perceived by others to be smarter, more successful in their careers, more attractive, have better love lives, and are also more trustworthy. Now, of course, someone with straight teeth could be none of these things, however, it is simply a social perception that we can’t get away from. So with this in mind, when you consider that the role of a public speaker could be anything from convincing a crowd to agree with their viewpoint, making people laugh or being a voice of authority, a straight set of teeth could give you an edge with the unconscious perception people make of you.
Getting straight teeth as a public speaker
If you missed the boat in your youth to get braces and straighten your teeth and you are now feeling like you need a better smile, then Invisalign is a brilliant option for you. As the name suggests, it’s virtually invisible thus allowing you to continue with your public appearances and speaking while you undergo treatment.
This treatment involves a set of clear aligners that fit over your teeth and gently nudge them into place over time, straightening them out in under a year. The aligner does not affect how you speak, as braces might, making it a good solution to fit into your lifestyle.
How it works
Invisalign is a revolutionary technology for straightening teeth and uses all the newest methods from start to finish; at your consultation appointment, a non-invasive 3D digital scan will be taken of your mouth which does not involve any gross dental goo sliding down the back of your throat. Once the quick scan is complete, a computer calculates how your teeth will shift in increments over time, and then that information is sent to a lab. The lab then creates a pack of custom clear aligners for you, each aligner is swapped out for a new one every 1-2 weeks in the comfort of your home as your teeth shift into the correct position, making this a hassle-free solution that doesn’t involve multiple trips to the dentist.
The removable aligners can be taken out for eating and cleaning on a daily basis and depending on each person’s individual case, treatment time can last 4-12 months while you are still able to focus on your public speaking career.