Perhaps you’ve thought to yourself, “Surely I’m too old to fix my crooked smile. It’s too late for me. Teeth straightening is for kids and teens, right?” Wrong. Though that may have been the case at one point, more adults are choosing to undergo teeth straightening treatments today than ever before. Among the most popular and accessible treatment options is Invisalign. Here at Noble Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign to young people and adults alike.
Before jumping into a full-time commitment, however, there are some things you should know about the treatment. Invisalign, while similar in effect to braces, are quite different in practice. Let us be your guide as we explore the many benefits that come with Invisalign treatment for adults.
First, and perhaps most obviously, Invisalign are invisible. Made of a sturdy, clear plastic, the aligner trays are not nearly as noticeable as traditional metal braces. This is especially important to many adults who want to keep a low profile when getting their teeth straightened. Now, you can smile with confidence. Invisalign allows patients to keep their aligners in for hours every day without anyone noticing.
Second, Invisalign offer unparalleled flexibility. It’s recommended that you keep them in your mouth for 20–22 hours per day to achieve maximum results. But those 2–4 hours of the day allow you a bit of freedom when it comes to lifestyle and diet choices. For example, patients who opt for traditional metal braces are instructed to avoid eating anything hard, sticky, gummy, or chewy. These substances might break the wire or snap a bracket. With Invisalign, you can eat whatever you want after popping the trays out of your mouth. This is particularly beneficial to adults with busy schedules who sometimes don’t have time to worry about eating restrictions.
Finally, Invisalign are perfect for fixing small gaps and imperfections in your smile. Maybe you’ve had orthodontic work done before but your teeth shifted slightly. Don’t let that get you down! Invisalign offers a simple, flexible, painless treatment process that allows you to perfect your smile. Beyond aesthetics, however, fixing those small imperfections will lead to greater oral hygiene, making it much easier to brush and floss on and between the surfaces of your teeth.
Invisalign aren’t just for kids and teens. In fact, adults can get just as much out of the treatment process as anybody. So whether you’re looking for minor corrections or full-scale realignment, come visit us at Noble Orthodontics. We would be glad to meet with you and evaluate your treatment options. Get in touch with us today to schedule your free consultation!