If you are an adult with crooked or misaligned teeth, you might have resigned yourself to this fact, thinking you have already passed the window of opportunity for traditional orthodontics.
Perhaps you decided that you do not want to undergo years of orthodontic treatment and a mouth full of metal wires and brackets as an adult. But what if you could have straight teeth without the metal?
Invisalign invisible braces are a great option for older teens and all adults who find the thought of traditional braces unappealing. Not only are the clear plastic aligners that go along with Invisalign treatment discreet, but your teeth can be straight in less time—usually a matter of months rather than years.
Find out about invisible braces by talking to Dr. Yuchen Sheng. Regardless of your age today, you don’t have to go through the rest of your life with teeth that are not aligned properly. Give Radiant Smiles Family Dental a call today to find out more.
How Invisalign Works
The Invisalign system works by using a series of clear plastic aligners that are changed every couple of weeks. The aligners are taken out for eating, so there are no food restrictions with Invisalign. You will also remove them for cleaning, which makes it easy to keep up with your good oral health.
The aligners gently move the teeth into the desired position. Unlike traditional orthodontics, there are less frequent visits to the dentist during treatment, making it easier on adults with full schedules.
Patients wear the aligners for a minimum of 22 hours each day over the course of their treatment. It’s important to follow this guideline if you want to achieve the desired result. Treatment times vary between patients, but most can expect to wear the aligners for as short a time as six months or as long as 18 months.
Another benefit of Invisalign is that with the removable aligners, you get to watch your progress as you undergo treatment. For most people, this provides all the incentive they need to ensure they wear the aligners for the allotted time each day.
Why Straight Teeth Are Healthier
Certainly a smile with perfectly aligned teeth looks better, but did you know it is actually better for your oral health? Teeth that are crooked are often difficult to floss and keep clean. Crowded teeth more easily develop plaque because bacteria can get stuck in the nooks and crannies misaligned teeth create.
Having misaligned or overlapped teeth can also throw your bite out of whack, and you might even feel pain when you are chewing.
Find out More about Invisible Braces
Are you a good candidate for Invisalign? Find out by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Sheng today!