Are you an adult with crooked teeth? It is never too late to straighten your smile. Whether you are a soccer mom or corporate professional, it is understandable why you’d be bothered by a crooked smile yet hesitant to wear metal braces as an adult. The good news is that you don’t have to. Modern orthodontics has given adults an effective and highly preferred solution to straighten teeth. Invisalign uses clear aligner technology to address a wide range of orthodontic concerns with minimal sacrifice to your comfort and lifestyle.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign relies on a series of clear, custom-fit aligners that move your teeth into ideal position over time. Each set of aligners should be changed out every couple of weeks to ensure your teeth continue to move in the right direction. Invisalign should be worn 22 hours out of the day, but the aligners can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing – or that special event that you prefer to attend without anything extra in your mouth.
Invisalign may not be right for everyone. However, this orthodontic solution has been proven to correct crooked, gapped and crowded teeth as well as underbites, over bites and crossbites in most cases. Results may even be achieved faster than traditional braces, with much less office visits in between.
The Benefits of Invisalign
There are valued benefits to be gained when choosing Invisalign as an adult. These advantages support your schedule, your self-esteem and even your oral health. You can count on Invisalign for the following perks:
Discreet – The aligners are made of clear, thin plastic. This makes them virtually invisible to others, which protects your self-confidence during treatment.
Convenient – Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. This means you can not only eat the foods you love during orthodontic treatment, but you can also keep your teeth and gums cleaner and healthier without the obstacles of brackets and bands.
Comfort – Your aligners will be fabricated from smooth and comfortable plastic and made to fit snugly over your unique smile. There’s much less risk of gum or cheek irritation like there is with metal braces, and Invisalign does not require frequent adjustments or painful tightening from your dentist or orthodontists along the way.
If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign or find out if this clear aligner therapy is right for you, call Dr. Tejal Kakade. When it comes to orthodontic correction in adults, we believe Invisalign is the “clear” solution!