Orthodontic treatment is no longer the domain of teenagers alone. It is common to see adults with Invisalign or braces. Maybe they missed out on orthodontics when they were younger because it wasn’t in the family budget, or maybe they’ve developed spacing issues later in life. Whatever the reason, more adults – even those who may have thought they didn’t have time – are investing in their smiles, so they have stronger, healthier, more beautiful teeth for a lifetime.
Fix What’s Always Been Broken
A crooked tooth or a few gaps that may have been a friendly quirk before may become annoying and make you feel self-conscious as you go about your job and adult responsibilities. The last thing you need is to have your confidence dinged by a few wonky teeth when the problem can be easily corrected. Many adults opt for discreet Invisalign treatment using clear trays to eliminate alignment issues and pain. If your problems are small, you may only need a brief three- to six-month treatment.
Realize the Benefits
If you are still on the fence about getting Invisalign to improve your smile, it’s important to understand the benefits that come from this treatment, besides straight teeth. One of the biggest changes you will notice is that the functionality and health of your teeth will improve when your smile is aligned. When your teeth are crooked, it can be difficult to thoroughly clean them and get rid of buildup and plaque in hard-to-reach spots.
If you suffer from frequent cavities or gum infections, straightening your smile makes it so much easier to clean your teeth. This is especially important for adults who are at risk for more dental problems as they age because of natural wear and tear on teeth. Straight teeth mean you are less likely to develop oral health problems, which means less time off work to deal with emergency dental issues.
Adults ARE Good Candidates for Invisalign
Sure, teens have malleable jawbones and teeth that can be more easily repositioned and aligned. But even though adult teeth are set in place, the right pressure and alignment method can straighten your smile too.
Invisalign is a sophisticated alignment method. Through 3D imaging and careful planning, your Woodinville Invisalign provider can adjust the positioning of your teeth and show you just how amazing your smile will look once fully aligned. Whether you have gaps, an overbite, an underbite, an open bite, overcrowding, a crossbite, or otherwise, Invisalign can fix just about every problem that metal braces fix.
Choose Invisalign and Beautify Your Smile
Because it is so discreet, Invisalign doesn’t get in the way of your job, parenting, or social life. You have no food restrictions – eat whatever you like, as usual, just remove your aligners before each meal or snack. Your daily oral hygiene routine will change very little, you’ll just have to add the cleaning of your aligners to your list of responsibilities, and that time commitment is minimal. Attend events, meetings, and parties without worrying about your aligners drawing attention to themselves.
Invisalign works for so many busy professionals. Find out if you’re a good candidate for adult Invisalign. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Soleil Roberts at Soleil Orthodontics in Woodinville.