To repair misaligned teeth, many dentists recommend Invisalign®. These clear aligners fit over your teeth and gradually move them into the right positions in the mouth. Many people think of teeth-straightening as a treatment only for children and teenagers. But it is a viable way to restore smiles at just about any age. You should not think that you are too old to wear the aligners and get the look you want.
Issues that Invisalign can treat
Braces and aligners are known for straightening crooked teeth. Clear aligners can do this effectively, but there are other problems that it can address. Aligners can correct jaw misalignments. Patients also wear the trays to fix bite conditions such as overbites, crossbites, and underbites. This treatment can also work for people who have gaps in their mouth and want evenly spaced teeth.
Candidates for the treatment
Dentists recommend that parents start exploring teeth-straightening methods for children as young as age 7. Wearing braces is also common for pre-teens and teenagers. This is a popular age for this intervention because of the desire to avoid an unsightly appearance. Adults can also treat misaligned teeth. This is a good stage of life to try Invisalign treatment.
Why it makes sense for adults
There is no reason for an adult to think that it is too late to straighten teeth and revive their smile. Adults are often in social situations every day, for both work and personal activities. Having crooked teeth or other blemishes can be embarrassing, especially for people with lower self-esteem. When it comes to Invisalign, adults love this method to reviving smiles because the plastic trays are practically invisible, unlike braces, which stand out. There are also fewer appointments than for people who have braces. This is important for busy adults who have little time in the daily schedule.
Shorter treatment time
Adults who did not get the chance to wear braces in younger years, do not have to give up on their goal of getting straight teeth. Some adults, however, dismiss the notion of doing the treatment because they worry about how long it will take. The good news is that Invisalign aligners offer a shorter time frame for moving teeth. Patients can see results in as few as a couple of months. Most treatments last no more than 18 months.
Good for oral hygiene
Wearing braces can be challenging for people when it comes to brushing and flossing. Food can get trapped under the brackets and wires, leading to decay. Patients have difficulty reaching some teeth with the toothbrush. Aligners are removable, and the person wearing them should take them out during mealtime.
A viable way for adults to straighten teeth
A smile is one of the first things people will notice about you when you meet them. If you have crooked teeth or a bite dysfunction, you can repair these concerns with Invisalign aligners. Adults of all backgrounds continue to enjoy the results of this treatment. Talk to your dentist today about your needs so you can get started.
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