When it comes to getting braces, the first thing that typically comes to mind is teenagers with a bunch of metal in their mouths. However, there are lots of adults that need braces — either for their first time or to correct their teeth shifting after having braces as a kid. Before you cringe at the thought of traditional braces as an adult, learn more about Invisalign, the perfect alternative to braces for adults.
Invisalign Braces for Adults
Invisalign braces are transparent aligners that slowly straighten your teeth over time as your treatment progresses. Unlike traditional braces, you won’t have bulky metal pieces glued to your teeth, so the only people who will really know you have braces are you and your orthodontist.
Invisalign is made of a sturdy plastic and manufactured to match the unique bite of each patient. There are no cables or supports, and you can take Invisalign out whenever you need to.
What to Expect with Invisalign
Invisalign is ideal for correcting crooked teeth, gaps, overbites or underbites. On your first visit, a digital scan or physical impression will be made of your teeth to create a 3D model. Over the course of 3 to 15 months you will be given personalized aligners that will slowly move your teeth until they reach the ideal spacing.
The Benefits of Invisalign for Adults
They work faster than traditional braces. Invisalign treatment lasts between 9 and 15 months. Traditional braces can take years to correct your smile.
They’re easier to care for and have fewer restrictions. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about changing your flossing and brushing technique. Also, you can eat whatever you want. Traditional braces often restrict you from eating popcorn, chewing gum, and consuming many other items. Since you can remove Invisalign however, you don’t hadoesn’tose limitations.
Invisalign doesn’t irritate your mouth like real braces. Some people experience a temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new phase of their treatment, but it’s nothing compared with the headaches, sores, pressure, and other pains common with traditional braces.
Ready to Try Invisalign or Learn More?
Isn’t it time you got the smile you deserve? Schedule a consultation to learn more today! Or, learn more about the benefits of Invisalign on our website.