By the time the adult teeth fully expand, orthodontic work is often heavily suggested, if not required for health and aesthetic reasons. However, while braces may be a rite of passage for kids, many people end up waiting until they’re adults to get the work completed themselves. Of course, by then, the concept of traditional braces is often simply not a viable option. Fortunately, it’s never too late for Invisalign. But why should you consider the Invisalign treatment to correct dental issues in your adult years?
Invisalign Gives You Freedom
The concept of braces usually comes with the automatic connection to metal mouth, but there are actually several different types of the orthodontic appliance. Yet, all types of braces–whether traditional, clear, porcelain or lingual–have strict treatment requirements, many of which limit social enjoyment. That’s not the case with Invisalign. The Invisalign treatment requires the aligners to be worn at least 22 hours per day, but they must be removed for eating and drinking purposes. That ensures the teeth and appliance are thoroughly cleaned throughout the day but also minimizes food restrictions, so the patient can continue eating their favorite foods and treats without fear of it negatively affecting or prolonging the treatment.
Invisalign Is the Clear Solution
A beautiful smile can go a long way towards improving your social, romantic, and professional goals. Adults with an attractive smile are often considered more trustworthy and successful right off the bat. But achieving those goals with traditional braces can be a challenge, especially if they detract from your professional aesthetics. Invisalign aligners are clear, so you can easily obtain the smile of your dreams without anyone being the wiser unless you decide to disclose your secret.
Invisalign Promotes Confidence
The science of orthodontics involves straightening and correcting permanent teeth via the application of constant pressure. This more often involves the application of metal brackets and wires known as traditional braces. But while braces are basically a rite of passage for kids, they can be mortifying for adults. Moreover, they can actually limit or impede professional growth and goals during treatment. Invisalign offers the option of a clear solution to orthodontic work without interfering in your life goals. And the extra boost of confidence can help you get to the finish line a lot quicker.
Invisalign Corrects Most Mild-to-Moderate Issues
Orthodontic work is most often associated with kids or adolescents, but 27% of all orthodontic patients in North America are actually adults. The majority of orthodontic work for adults involves lifelong aesthetic issues such as gaps or misaligned teeth. In many cases, however, those conditions can lead to bite issues and a chronic lack of confidence. In most cases, Invisalign can correct common issues just as well as traditional braces and often, in far less time. Give your Midtown Manhattan Dentist a call when you’re ready to discuss if Invisalign is right for you.