21 Aug Is it too late to have braces if I’m an adult?
Having straight teeth is important for more than just aesthetics. Invisalign clear aligners allow adults to undergo teeth straightening without metal bands and brackets. As teeth begin to shift to their new position, you will not only enjoy a beautiful smile but you will also be improving your oral health by eliminating areas where bacteria can grow leading to possible dental decay and/or gum disease.
No matter your age, everyone wants to look their best. A great smile starts with a consultation with your dentist to reveal all the advantages Invisalign has over other teeth straightening methods:
They are clear – teens and adults of all ages will appreciate having the ability to improve their smile using transparent aligners.
- They are comfortable – Invisalign is made from a material soft enough to be comfortable but strong enough to gently shift teeth to their correct occlusion. There are no wires or metal to rub or poke against soft oral tissues.
- They are convenient – you will not have to visit your dentist to undergo adjustments to keep teeth straightening on track. Invisalign aligners have been made to continually shift teeth by updating the aligners every two weeks.
- They are removable – These “braces” are taken out for snacks and meals meaning no food restrictions. In addition you can perform your daily oral maintenance of brushing and flossing without any obstructions allowing you to maintain your oral health throughout the teeth straightening process.
Invisalign clear aligners are fabricated utilizing 3-D imaging and technology. A series of aligners are designed to keep teeth moving until they are in their correct position. When a new aligner is put in place, it will feel tight … over the next two weeks, teeth will shift. This process is repeated until treatment has been completed.
Invisalign aligners must be worn a minimum of twenty to twenty-two hours every day. Once treatment has been completed, a retainer will be provided with instructions on how long it is to be worn. The retainer is needed for your teeth to develop a memory of their new placement. Failure to use the retainer as prescribed may result in teeth shifting back.
Continue to see your dentist every six months for cleaning and examination. Healthy teeth and gums coupled with a great smile can be enjoyed and appreciated at any age.
Contact us today to discuss your treatment options!