InvisalignFacing braces as an older teen or adult can seem like a scary proposition — after all, your awkward days of middle school are far behind you — why go through braces now? As an adult, you now realize the importance of a brilliant smile. Perhaps you could never afford to get braces, or maybe you didn’t really need them when you were a kid. Maybe you always just put it off til later. Well, that “later” is now!
Invisalign is a whole different ball of wax than traditional metal braces, so throw all your preconceived notions out the window and check out these reasons to get Invisalign:
No Brackets and Wires
The biggest reason adults love Invisalign is that there are no uncomfortable metal braces with brackets that can stick and poke. Instead, Invisalign can correct a variety of orthodontic issues through the use of molded plastic aligners to gently reposition the teeth in stages. Fore example, after two weeks wearing one customized aligner, you get a new one to wear all day long except during meal times.
Correct Orthodontic Issues
You can look great AND get your orthodontic issues corrected at the same time. Invisalign can address a variety of issues, such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Cross bites
- Over bites
- Under bites
Of course, you’ll need a consultation with your orthodontist to be sure, but in most cases, Invisalign is an ideal solution for many adults.
There’s no longer a need for painful adjustments at the office where your braces are tightened and turned, leaving you with a headache for two days. This is because customized aligners are used in succession, working to gently correct your orthodontic problem over a period of months. As such, you won’t experience the pain or discomfort that come with traditional braces. Invisalign products are soft and molded from plastic, resulting in a more comfortable fit.
Compared with traditional braces, which can take up to two years to work, Invisalign can achieve the desired results in half the time. As an adult or older teen, this could be the main selling point with Invisalign because you can get back to enjoying an active social life or interacting confidently with colleagues at work.
Good Orthodontic Care
Visiting your dentist every six months and getting the proper orthodontic care is crucial, especially for adults. According to MedlinePlus, neglect can lead to:
- Gingivitis (inflamed and swollen gums)
- Periodontitis (destruction of ligaments and bone that support the teeth)
- Chronic bad breath
- Abscesses, pain and the inability to use teeth
- Health problems such as preterm labor and heart disease
Give us a Call
Contact Dr. Demetriou DMD for a consultation on whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. The first step will be to take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth to develop a 3D image from which the doctor can map out a precise treatment plan. Soon after, you will receive your custom aligners based on your personalized treatment plan. Call us today at 978-794-0010 to learn more!