Invisalign Is A Straight Smile Solution For Adults
If we mentioned orthodontic care, what would you picture in your mind?
A 13-year-old girl with braces? A 15-year-old boy with braces? A 30-year-old with plastic aligners that you may not be able to see?
If you said the third one, you aren’t alone.
Today, one in five orthodontic patients is 21 years old or older, according to the American Association of Orthodontics.
Part of the reason for that is new treatment options, like Invisalign®, which we offer at Parkway Dental. If you would like to find out if Invisalign could work for you, call (770) 676-1122 or contact us online to request a consultation with either of our dentists in Snellville, GA.
Why Invisalign Is Great For Adults
For many years, adults have wanted to straighten their teeth, but many of them were unwilling to wear braces.
It’s not unusual for an orthodontic patient to wear braces for two years or more. For many adults, that was enough to discourage them from trying to straighten their smiles.
When Invisalign came along, it opened up the doors for more people to fix their crooked teeth, to correct their overbites, to close the gaps in their smiles, and more. With Invisalign, they now had a discreet, but effective way to create the smiles they wanted.
Invisalign does not use brackets, metal or otherwise.
Invisalign does not use wires.
Instead, you will receive a series of clear aligners that are custom-designed to keep your teeth moving a little bit every few weeks until you have you new, straight smile.
Here are a few reasons you may want to consider Invisalign:
► Invisalign is practically invisible.
Each aligner is made of a piece of transparent plastic. When placed over your teeth, the aligners blend in rather than stand out.
This can help you feel more comfortable wearing them to work, to big social events, or to small gatherings with a few people. You may be surprised how few people notice that you have something on your teeth.
► You don’t have to wear Invisalign all the time.
To be clear (no pun intended), you do have to wear your aligners most of the time, but you can remove them for up to a few hours daily without affecting your treatment.
This is an option we are certain many people with braces would love.
► You can eat whatever you want to eat with Invisalign.
This is directly related to the previous benefit and also something we suspect most braces wearers would appreciate. You should remove your aligners when you are eating meals.
This way you don’t get food caught in them, and you can clean your teeth just like your normally would before placing your aligner back in your mouth. You will need to clean the aligner, too, but this is pretty simple.
Patients with braces are supposed to avoid foods that are hard, crunchy, chewy, or sticky since they can cause brackets to come loose or cause wires to bend or break.
► Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than braces.
You may remember hearing your friends who had braces complain about how the brackets scratched the insides if their mouths. Hopefully, none of your friends’ wires broke because they can poke you in the cheeks, lips, or gums.
The Invisalign aligners are made of individual pieces of smooth plastic. There are no scratchy edges or small pieces to break and poke you. Plus, you don’t have to have Invisalign tightened to keep your teeth moving. You just change aligners every few weeks, and the gentle pressure pushes your teeth where you want them to go.
Invisalign Works For Teens, Too
We know today’s post has focused on why adults may prefer Invisalign to braces, but aligners can be a great option for teens as well.
Many teens are involved in extracurricular activities, and Invisalign can make it easier to continue participating. You can trust us when we say you don’t want to get hit in the mouth with anything — an elbow, a ball, or the ground — while wearing braces.
Invisalign can make it easier for some band members as well. Braces won’t have much effect on how drummers play, but they can make playing brass instruments like the trumpet uncomfortable.
Ask Us About Invisalign
If you are ready to change your smile, then you are ready to schedule a consultation at Parkway Dental in Snellville, GA. To contact our dentist office, fill out our online form or call (770) 676-1122.