If you’re an investor, then the new year means a whole lot more than resolutions to lose weight. Although, honestly, it could include that too. With the ending of the year, companies publish their Q4 financial reports which give you an opportunity to rethink your portfolio, diversify, or throw it all into cryptocurrencies. Just kidding, you wouldn’t want to do that.

Although Q4 reports haven’t yet been released, things are looking good for Align Technologies Inc., the company that produces Invisalign. Just last quarter, their report was showing incredible gains. Revenues had hit a record of $505.3 million, Invisalign shipments were up 35 percent, and operating income had improved. All these compared with results from last year show they have no sign of slowing down, growing in popularity not only in the U.S., but around the world.

We’re no financial advisors, so we can’t suggest getting in on the action, but if you’re hoping to go into 2019 with confidence not just in your portfolio but smile, as well, Invisalign can help.

What Is Invisalign?

Chance are good you’ve probably had a conversation recently with someone using Invisalign to straighten their smile. Chances are also good you might not have noticed the clear aligners in their mouth. That’s because unlike traditional braces, Invisalign gives patients the freedom to correct gapped or crooked teeth without crowding their mouth with metal.

Just like traditional braces, Invisalign works by applying pressure to teeth so the bone rebuilds gradually into a different formation, allowing the teeth to move. But unlike the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces, Invisalign is made from clear thermoplastic, making it practically undetectable.For those concerned about how braces might affect the look of their smile, Invisalign is a win.

Why Is Invisalign so Popular?

Besides being invisible, Invisalign offers several benefits that traditional braces don’t. Using over twenty years of research, and data from nearly 5.5 million smiles, Align Technologies Inc. have optimized their treatment so that it offers the quickest and most effective results possible. Compared with traditional braces, Invisalign can begin to correct smiles in as little as six months. Because they’re removable, they also give patients the freedom to eat what they want, without the fear of damaging brackets.

Despite being superior to metal braces in practically every way, Invisalign isn’t any more expensive. The cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces.

Are You Ready for Invisalign?

Are you tired of dealing with a crooked smile? Are you ready to go into 2019 as a new and more confident you? If you’re ready to take the next step, we suggest scheduling an appointment with your local dentist. With their help, you can talk through reservations, specifics, and the results you can expect from the treatment. Then, after a few scans, you’ll be ready to start receiving your treatments in the mail.

Would you like to learn if you’re a candidate for Invisalign? Columbus Circle cosmetic dentist Dr. Karthilde Appolon is a Preferred Provider of Invisalign. Please call 212-557-8668 today for an appointment.