Are your teeth crooked? If so, it’s never too late to talk to your dentist or orthodontist about straightening them. While this may conjure images of a mouth full of braces, Invisalign is giving adults straighter smiles than ever.
Invisalign is a great option for children and adults, and as long as your teeth and gums are healthy, many orthodontists are recommending Invisalign for adults over 60 too.
Here are just a few reasons that adults might choose Invisalign over braces.
Invisalign is quick
Invisalign provides a quicker straight smile than traditional braces. When used correctly, Invisalign’s clear aligners, made of their patented SmartTrack material, can straighten teeth up to 50% faster than braces.
Invisalign is predictable
One reason that many orthodontists recommend Invisalign over braces for adults is that Invisalign is 75% more predictable than braces. Because Invisalign uses computer modeling to guide the creation of the aligners, it is easy to predict how long it will take teeth to shift into a particular position. You can even preview the virtual results to know what your smile will look like at each point in the process.
Invisalign is discreet
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign for older adults is that they are discreet. Unlike metal braces, you can confidently straighten your teeth with a series of virtually invisible aligners that snap right onto your teeth. Unless they are looking very closely, your friends, coworkers, and neighbors may not even know you have them on.
Invisalign fits your lifestyle
Braces make eating certain foods difficult. But because Invisalign is removable, you can eat with no food restrictions. You can brush and floss like normal as well, without having to worry about the metal braces and wires mounted to your teeth.
You can even clean your Invisalign aligners at home. Just remove them, lightly brush and rinse, and return them to your teeth. You don’t have to worry about embarrassing stains or discoloration because you get a new aligner each week.
Invisalign is less painful
Most patients report that Invisalign hurts less than braces. Because they are made of a smooth, flexible, and comfortable material, Invisalign causes less discomfort than metal braces. There are no wires, brackets, or rubber bands to pinch, poke, or pull. According to Healthline, “Even if you experience pain at the start of your new trays every couple of weeks, the entire Invisalign process doesn’t take as long as metal braces — 12 to 18 months versus up to 5 years”
Invisalign is convenient
Traditional braces need to be adjusted regularly, demanding frequent trips to the orthodontist. With Invisalign. Our office recommends that you begin wearing a new set of aligners every week and schedule checkups every six weeks or so. This schedule makes Invisalign perfect for adults on the go.
To find out more about Invisalign, and about how Bergen Orthodontics can help get you on the way to straighter teeth today, Visit us here.