There’s not any one time in life that’s better than others to have your teeth straightened. Lots of people have it done as teenagers because their parents were footing the bill. But not everyone needs their teeth straightened as a teenager; sometimes, your teeth move as an adult and need to be nudged back into place.
But adults may have a little trepidation over the idea of getting braces. Orthodontic appliances require a lot of care and can be quite noticeable. Even lingual and invisible braces require more care than many adults want to take.
Thankfully, there’s an orthodontic treatment that can straighten your teeth and align your bite just as well as metal braces, but without brackets and wires. Invisalign is a set of clear aligner trays custom made for your mouth. They guide your teeth along a predetermined course towards more perfect alignment. But even aside from how they work, Dr. Kherani finds that these are other reasons adults are interested in an Invisalign smile!
They Don’t Call it Invisalign for Nothing
The clear aligners made popular by Invisalign nearly two decades ago are practically invisible on your teeth. Unless someone knows you are wearing them, they probably won’t be able to tell. This characteristic is a great perk for professionals who are in the public eye: entertainers, politicians, teachers, public speakers. Your professional image will continue to get better week by week, and no one will be the wiser that you are having orthodontic treatment!
Clean Aligners, Cleaner Teeth
Braces are notoriously difficult to keep clean, and there are frequently problems with gingivitis and gum disease during treatment (because most people don’t tend to care for them as they should.) Invisalign doesn’t have such a problem. The trays are meant to be removed any time you eat or drink. Food won’t accumulate in the aligners this way, meaning no debris caught under any wires or between brackets. And as long as you brush your teeth and rinse everything after meals, your risk for gum disease and tooth decay is minimal while you wear the aligners.
Protect Your Time
Invisalign requires less of a time investment than braces. With braces, you need an appointment every so many weeks to adjust the wires and check for repairs. If there are pieces that need to be replaced, the appointment can take up extra time. Without these visits, you can’t progress any further in your tooth movement. Invisalign only requires a dental visit every 6-8 weeks. With the clear aligners, there are no moving parts, no brackets to break. The check-up appointment is primarily to make sure the course of treatment is on track and that there are no problems…and you’ll be able to take home the next several sets of aligners.
As an adult with a busy schedule and productive professional life, you have less time for extra appointments and unattractive treatments. Invisalign in the clear choice to straighten and align your smile.
Kherani Dental at Aspen offers comprehensive Invisalign treatments for both adults and teens. Call today for your appointment!
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