There is no age limit when it comes to straightening your smile. If you are concerned about the effectiveness of Invisalign as you get older, our CCOA team is here to explain why you shouldn't worry.
Why Straighten Your Teeth As An Adult
Adolescents are not the only ones who are allowed to straighten their teeth. Whether you’re 25 or 75, if your teeth are crooked, gapped, or misaligned, there’s no reason why you can't pursue orthodontic treatment. Oftentimes adults never receive orthodontic treatment in their teenage years and then never take the time to get one as an adult because they think braces are just for children. But this is far from the truth. Everyone can and should straighten their teeth.
Straighter teeth not only look better but they can also improve the bite which can prevent TMJ, frequent headaches and uneven wear of the teeth. Straighter teeth also make it easier to brush and floss more effectively. Without any crowded or crooked teeth, you can easily remove plaque and debris from your teeth. This can prevent cavities and gum disease from forming. With these amazing benefits of straighter teeth, adults have no reason not to get orthodontic treatment!
How Invisalign Works As An Adult
At our CCOA member practice, we offer Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment. This treatment is ideal for adults in several different ways. For one, they’re difficult to see which means adults don’t have to walk around feeling a lack of confidence because they have metal braces that everyone can see. Instead, people will hardly notice the aligners. Adults can enjoy showing off their smiles and presenting in meetings at work without feeling self-conscious.
In addition, Invisalign aligners are removable which means adults can eat their favorite foods throughout the duration of their treatment. This means they don’t have to make up excuses not to eat popcorn if they’re trying to keep their treatment secret. They can also brush and floss their teeth much easier since they can remove the aligners.
Invisalign treatment is also comfortable and convenient. You only need to visit the office about once every six weeks to check on the progress. The treatment itself is quite simple. We will take x-rays and impressions of your smile, plan out your treatment and send everything to the dental lab. You will receive several sets of aligners that you will wear for two weeks and then move onto the next set. We recommend wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours per day and in six months to two years, you will have a brand new smile! It’s that easy.