I'm a 27-year-old voice over artist / actor and have been looking into getting Invisalign to fix some weird angles on my top teeth and crowding on the bottom ones. But is it worth it? Opinions from Invisaligners and the general tooth-viewing public alike would be much appreciated (pics inside.)
I'm graduating from a theatre degree at the end of the year so I've been thinking of trying to get my teeth sorted - or at least get the process started - while I'm still at uni. Cost is not a concern thanks to private health insurance, so I'm thinking Invisalign would be a good option (removable for auditions and VO jobs, mostly invisible, etc). But my teeth aren't horrendous, so is it going to be worth it?
- I work in an image-focused industry (theatre/TV) and though I currently mostly work as a voice over artist, I would like TV acting / presenting to be an option.
- Vanity. It'd be nice to have a straight smile.
- One of the bottom teeth rubs my cheek and feels mildly annoying, so it'd be great to get that sorted.
- Invisalign requires a pretty full-on lifestyle commitment (brushing after every meal, cleaning the aligners every day, only taking them out for a maximum of two hours a day, limited snacking and tea-drinking opportunities). I'd like to travel next year and I'm concerned that having Invisalign will make that more difficult.
- The likelihood of pain and jaw tension.
Here's the situation:
Open mouth smile
RRRR! (upper and lower teeth)
What do you think? Should I get Invisalign, or is it not worth it? Frank opinions on the state of my teeth are most welcome.