What To Know About Invisalign for Adults

Eagan, MN – Are you embarrassed by your less than perfect smile? Do you try to hide your teeth when smiling? If you’ve spent a lifetime trying to hide crooked, spaced out or crowded teeth, now’s the time to discover the power of Invisalign.

“More adults than ever before are turning to orthodontic treatment,” says your orthodontist. “One in five patients is currently over the age of 21, and there are more options than ever before for braces.”

The treatment many adults are turning to is Invisalign. It consists of a series of clear, plastic aligners that allow you to straighten your teeth without drawing more attention to your mouth. Many adults may shy away from receiving orthodontic care as an adult for fear that wearing metal braces may just draw even more looks to an area they’re already self-conscious of. That’s not the case with Invisalign.

“My patients love Invisalign because it offers flexibility and convenience, while providing a beautiful result at the end of treatment,” says your ORTHODONTIST.

Patients find that while they are wearing the aligners, their friends and colleagues may not even know they’re undergoing treatment. That’s because the aligners are virtually invisible. So you can enjoy the benefits of straightening your teeth, without everyone around you realizing you’re doing it.

The aligners are also comfortable. The clear plastic is smooth and doesn’t irritate the mouth as the wires and brackets of traditional braces can. The aligners use a gentle, constant force to smoothly glide teeth to their ideal locations.

Invisalign also allows you to continue your busy and active lifestyle, with minimal interference. The aligners are changed out every two weeks for a new set, so there are no appointments to tighten wires or replace broken brackets.

Because they’re removable, you can eat whatever you want. Simply take them out when eating and drinking, and there’s no need to alter your diet to accommodate them.

And that also means you can maintain your oral health. With traditional braces, the brackets and wires create nooks and crannies that can be hard to keep clean. That isn’t the case with Invisalign. Remove the aligners, and you can brush and floss as usual. It is important, however, to brush after eating to ensure food particles don’t get trapped beneath the aligner, allowing bacteria to stay in contact with the tooth surface.

It is important, however, to remember that Invisalign is not the right option for every adult patient. Invisalign is wonderful at treating mild cases, however, more serious malocclusions may require the benefit of traditional braces.

To find out if Invisalign is right for you, schedule a consultation with an ORTHODONTIST today.

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