Invisalign: Setting a New Precedent for Adult Orthodontics

Did you know that about 25% of adults in the United States could benefit from orthodontic work? That’s a lot of people walking around with misaligned teeth! We know what you’re thinking, aren’t braces just for kids?

While it is true that most orthodontic treatment happens in middle school, it is not true that only kids can wear braces. We can’t really do orthodontic work until a child’s adult teeth are in, which is why you see such a huge number of kids with braces in middle school.

Even so, not all kids who need braces get them, which leaves this large number of adults walking around with oral health problems that can be corrected with braces.

Adults Wearing Braces

As we just mentioned, it is perfectly normal, and often helpful, for adults to wear braces of some sort. Even after all these years of having the same smile, there are definite benefits to correcting the malocclusion once and for all. Let’s take a look at a couple of those benefits.

Aesthetic Benefits
We see many adults who are just tired of having a smile that they aren’t proud to show off! Having gaps, crooked teeth, or a crowded smile means not feeling confident when you interact with those around you.

If you want to feel better about the way your smile looks, orthodontics could be the ticket!

Health Benefits
We think most about the aesthetic benefits, but people often fail to think about the health benefits of an aligned smile. Teeth that are aligned are easier to clean, which lowers your risk of gum disease and decay.

Alignment is important for other reasons. Teeth that are misaligned don’t fit well together, making bruxism (teeth grinding) a much larger risk. You might also experience cracked or broken teeth and problems with your TMJ.

But What About The Wires?

Don’t worry, we can almost read your mind. What about the ugly look of braces? What adult WANTS to sign up for that type of embarrassment for the next two-three years? Very few, that’s for sure.

That’s why we are excited to tell you about another option that is available to you: Invisalign.

The Invisalign Solution

The Invisalign solution makes wearing orthodontics one of the easiest things you’ve ever done! The entire process is planned out using digital images we take of your teeth. We create a series of removable aligners that you will go through over the next 12-18 months. The results are outstanding!

Still not convinced? Let’s take a look in more detail!

The Look
The look of Invisalign is perfect for adults because it is practically invisible! In fact, the vast majority of people in your life will never know you are having orthodontic treatment done, even if they interact with you regularly!

The aligners are CLEAR, so people looking at your smile are only noticing your smile! The plastic is made to fit perfectly against your teeth to create the least obvious look possible. You’ll love it!

The Comfort
Forget about metal wires poking into your cheeks and brackets rubbing your lips raw. Invisalign aligners are smooth plastic on every surface. Your tongue won’t get caught on an edge, and you’ll never have to use wax to stay comfortable!

Not only is there physical comfort, but there is emotional comfort as well. You won’t be worried about people making fun of you braces because no one will see them! You can go on dates and attend events without a care in the world! That is truly comfort!

The Results
Invisalign can provide fantastic results for our patients. Most patients qualify for Invisalign treatment, though there are cases of serious malocclusion that need the extra strength of metal braces.

After 12-18 months, you will keep your final aligner to wear as a retainer for a certain period of time, and then all that’s left is for you to enjoy your smile! The movement will be so subtle over time that people will think that you’ve always had that stunning look!

Don’t wait another day with your misaligned smile. Contact us today to set up an appointment or consultation. We would love to discuss your Invisalign treatment with you! See you soon!

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