Orthodontic treatment has made tremendous strides over the last decade. Whereas, we used to only think of teens when it came to teeth straightening, the revolutionary abilities of Invisalign has made orthodontics practical and accessible to any age group. We see adult patients regularly.
If you’re an adult who has been wanting to straighten your teeth but hasn’t quite gotten past your hesitations, now is the perfect time to take a leap and visit your orthodontist to get a consultation for clear teeth aligners. Many adults seek orthodontic treatment to gain a more confident smile, fix alignment issues, correct overcrowding, or ease jaw pain. We love seeing our adult patients. No matter your reason, we assure you that it will be well worth your time, money and energy.
Flashbacks of high school bullies shouting “brace face” may deter you from wanting to get braces, even though you want to improve your smile. The good news is that Invisalign performs the same job as braces without ever wearing a metal bracket. Invisalign are clear aligners that fit over your teeth and can be removed for eating and drinking.
They appeal to many adults because of their near-invisible appearance. While braces may affect your confidence in the professional world, you can wear Invisalign easily at work and maintain a professional appearance. It’s the perfect solution to finally getting the smile you desire. Adults tend to choose Invisalign over braces because of the convenience and appearance. Have aligners that are barely noticeable? Yes, please!
Overall, getting Invisalign for adults is pretty similar to the experience for teenagers. However, the jawbone in children and teens is still developing. Because of the density of the fully-formed adult jawbones, treatment may take a little bit longer for adults.
Adults are also more likely to suffer from gum disease, worn down teeth and receding gums. Your orthodontist will adjust your orthodontic plan based on your needs, oral health conditions, age and history. Even if you need to wear your Invisalign slightly longer than a teen typically does, it will still be well worth it in the end.
As you consider treatment to straighten your teeth, schedule a consultation with your orthodontist to discuss your options and learn about the process from a professional. Talking to an expert can help solidify your decision and help you choose the best treatment based on your current lifestyle. Your orthodontist will be able to answer any questions you may have and assess whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign clear aligners. It’s also a great idea to talk to friends and family who have had Invisalign and ask about their experience with it. Knowledge is power, and your knowledge of Invisalign can lead to a powerful smile.
If you’re a pros and cons list type of person, the list of the pros you gain from getting Invisalign will be a lot longer than the cons, including:
Teeth that are straight and properly aligned are generally healthier than crooked teeth because they are easier to clean and maintain with brushing and flossing. Having straight teeth is aesthetically pleasing and prevents bacteria build-up due to overlapping, overcrowding or crooked teeth. Straightening your teeth will benefit your overall oral health.
You deserve to do something that will substantially boost your confidence and Invisalign will do just that. Letting go of your self-consciousness and your fear of smiling will lead to a happier life. Once you experience this kind of confidence, you’ll be eternally grateful that you invested in Invisalign treatment. You might gain a confidence you never thought was possible, and we’ll be so happy that we helped get you there.
Being more confident will improve your dating life. Imagine how much better you’ll feel as you meet new people feeling proud of your smile. Invisalign will change the dating game for you in a positive way. Are you thinking about marriage someday? You’ll want a winning smile for your big day! Consider doing it now, so you don’t have to worry about it later. Or maybe you’re already married and have a big anniversary coming up. Ask for Invisalign as your anniversary present. It will be a gift for both you and your spouse.
We are fortunate to have many options for teeth straightening and whitening. We are proud to be a part of the process to help others achieve a winning smile, boost their confidence and improve their health. We love what we do and always love getting to know our adult patients and are always happy to answer your questions regarding treatment. If you’re in the Gilbert or Phoenix area, Call us today for a free consultation.