Adults are one of the fastest growing groups of people undergoing orthodontic procedures. One of the major types of procedures is Invisalign. Invisalign is a type of dental alignment system. Similar to traditional braces, it can transform your smile and give you the straight teeth you’ve dreamed of. But, like the name suggests, Invisalign is practically invisible.
Many adults want to correct their smile, but they don’t want to go through the hassle, awkwardness, and discomfort of wearing traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can still get a straighter, well-adjusted smile, without many of the drawbacks that come with traditional metal braces.
- Removable aligners: Unlike traditional metal braces that are fastened to your teeth, Invisalign treatment is done with clear, removable aligners that are custom-made for you and fit directly over your teeth.
- Flexible for any lifestyle: With Invisalign, you can remove the aligners if you need to. You can still play sports and have an active lifestyle while wearing them.
- No more food stuck in your braces: One of the worst parts of wearing traditional braces, is getting food stuck on the wires and brackets. This is not the case with Invisalign. No food will ever get stuck on your Invisalign aligners, because you can remove them before you eat..
- More comfortable: Invisalign treatment is intended to be more comfortable for your mouth than traditional braces. As your teeth move into place, the Invisalign process is easier on your gums and jaws. Also, since Invisalign aligners do not have brackets or wires, you are less likely to have the discomfort associated with traditional braces. (No more getting stabbed in the mouth with metal protrusions and jagged edges!)
Is Invisalign Only for Adults?
No. Although many people who get Invisalign treatment are adults, many teenagers are also using this method of teeth alignment. In terms of age, the only requirement is that you have lost all of your baby teeth and that your second molars are at least partially erupted.
Invisalign may not be right for everyone. Some people need a level of orthodontic work that can only be achieved with traditional braces. However, if you’re interested in the Invisalign method, talk to your dentist. We are happy to answer any of your questions.
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