Self-consciousness is a natural result of all the lookism that pervades modern society.
Supernormal stimuli abound, in the form of corporate advertisement, and now through the heavily-edited optics of social media.
Those perfectly photogenic Instagram influencers do play their part in the social game.
At ground level, this is seen in the aesthetic standards in your social circle. Fashion and personal care are immediate mediums through which we influence each other.
You’ll look for those high-waist trousers you saw on your friend — that are en vogue. Or you’ll both get the same type of hairstyling and skincare treatments.
It’s not all bad.
Some of these standards serve a practical objective.
They didn’t just come into being from mere vanity. They came from the necessity of personal health and hygiene.
Hair needs to be clean, sweet-smelling and flowing. Almost like liquid. Skin needs to be lustrous and fertilized with essential oils.
And your teeth need to be as even and symmetrical as possible — more pertinently, the six front teeth, also called the “social six.”
What’s the practical purpose of even front teeth? It’s not like you can’t chew food if your teeth were crooked, right?
Not exactly. For one, fluctuations in the frontline of your teeth can cause either extreme overbite or underbite. The former is when your lower teeth clench well in front of the upper teeth. The latter is when they clench well behind the upper teeth.
This can cause complications while eating.
A crowded front line of teeth also looks ugly.
Orthodontic measures to straighten and correct crowding and crooked teeth come in two main types – traditional and modern methods.
Clear aligners come in many types. Examples are Invisalign aligner and Inman aligners. Invisalign aligners are a more expensive option, usually costing double of Inman Aligners, up to £4,000.
These products often come with professional assessments that cost £200-300.
It is advised one takes these assessments to confirm if one needs an aligner.
For the purposes of affordability, we will discuss the Inman Aligner further. It is an ideal choice for individuals who cannot afford lengthy, traditional treatments. Inman Aligners work through constant pressure applied on the teeth as seen here.
There are important questions one must ask themselves before making a decision.
Is it straightening your teeth for aesthetic purposes? For example an upcoming wedding? Is it because you have an overbite? Or an underbite? Does chewing your food have difficulties because of either? Do you also need whitening to go with it?
Are you willing to try a treatment that includes a full assessment along with the Inman Aligner? Or have you already done an assessment with your dentist? Is it for your upper front teeth, lower front teeth, or both? To do both will cost double than that of either one.
There are choices on how you can go about getting the treatment.
Whether it’s a purchase through traditional methods or purchase at a shop offering direct-to-consumer options, always seek separate (or direct) professional help first through your family dentist or a company orthodontist.
Inman Aligners have been around since the late 2000s. They are known to be extremely effective over short periods of time and incredibly affordable given the other options. They solve issues of crowding, spacing, and evenness of the front teeth.Back to Blog
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