Invisalign® clear aligners just may be the right option for you if you are wanting straighter teeth. This modern teeth-straightening option is one that many people are now choosing, as there are many advantages that clear aligners offer that cannot be experienced by choosing traditional braces. Ready to learn more about this popular teeth-straightening option?Understanding…
Can Adults Get Invisalign® to Straighten Their Teeth?
Invisalign is a way for adults to straighten their smiles without others around them noticing. It is an innovative solution and a great method of teeth straightening for adults and older teenagers who may feel insecure wearing traditional braces. Understanding more about Invisalign can help you make a decision regarding the best treatment option.
Invisalign for adults: what to expect
Adults often prefer Invisalign, and your dentist may recommend it as a way to address misalignments that cause a cosmetic or oral health concern. The following review defines Invisalign, discusses the benefits of treatment and offers insights into when it is the more preferable treatment solution.
How Invisalign works
Invisalign is a method of clear aligners, which are transparent plastic aligners that are custom-fit and worn over teeth for the majority of each day. They gradually move teeth into a more attractive and healthy position. As teeth shift, the patient is provided new aligners (two to four each month), which continually improve the alignment until the ideal smile is achieved. Treatment typically takes six months to two years, depending on the severity of the misalignment. The patient wears a retainer to keep their smile straight following treatment.
The benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers unique benefits that traditional braces and other teeth straightening options do not provide, including:
- More discreet treatment
- Removable aligners
- Faster treatment times
- Easy to care for oral health
- Fewer dietary restrictions
For adults in particular, Invisalign is a great way to straighten your smile without feeling insecure due to visible brackets and wires. Since the aligners are essentially invisible, no one will likely notice you are wearing them unless you tell them. Also, the aligners are removable, which makes caring for teeth and eating much easier. Also, patients who choose Invisalign on average see faster treatment results.
When adults should choose Invisalign
Dental professionals may recommend Invisalign for a variety of reasons. Most notably, many patients benefit from Invisalign when addressing a cosmetic concern. Invisalign often provides more confidence due to the patient having better-aligned teeth that are more attractive. Invisalign can also address cosmetic concerns, such as overcrowding that increases the risk of cavities due to difficulty reaching certain parts of teeth. In general, Invisalign is used for mild to moderate misalignments, whereas another method of treatment may be best for severe concerns.
Invisalign vs. braces
Invisalign is often compared to traditional metal braces. As discussed, there is a range of benefits to Invisalign treatment that traditional braces do not offer, although braces may be a better solution for more severe misalignment. Often, patients who want a more discreet method of treatment prefer Invisalign instead of traditional braces. The best way to determine the most appropriate treatment option is to discuss all solutions with an experienced dentist.
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The Invisalign process begins with a consultation. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign and start the treatment process, contact us today to arrange a time to meet with our friendly and professional staff.
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