Many adults believe that their last chance to straighten their teeth was in childhood, but this is far from the case. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is now over the age of 21. Orthodontics help your smile at all stages of life. However, many adults remain uncomfortable with the idea of having metal braces for two years. When Invisalign entered the scene it added a new opportunity for adults to straighten their teeth without metal braces.
So what are some of the reasons adults are choosing Invisalign?
- Invisalign Aligners Are Transparent
While we still have an appreciation for metal braces, we understand why one of the most common reasons adults are choosing Invisalign is in its namesake. They’re invisible. The clear aligners can be worn on a day-to-day basis with almost no one noticing that you have them.
2. Invisalign Aligners Are Removable
Invisalign aligners are clear, but you might want some extra reassurance if you have a big event coming up. Perhaps you’ve recently gotten engaged. Rest assured that on your wedding day you can remove the aligners and be camera ready with the rest of your wedding party. Keep in mind though, that you’ll want to wear the Invisalign clear aligners for at least 20 – 22 hours per day to be most effective.
3. No Need to Change Your Diet With Invisalign
Eating with metal braces can be problematic. If your career involves a lot of corporate dinners or luncheons, getting food stuck in your braces could create some especially embarrassing moments among colleagues or clients. With Invisalign there is no need to worry, simply remove the aligners before a meal and enjoy! But don’t forget to continue your regular brushing and flossing routine. This leads us to the next reason adults are choosing Invisalign clear aligners to straighten their teeth.
4. Brush and Floss as Usual With Invisalign
With metal braces it can be difficult to clean your teeth properly. Flossing in and around the braces can be tricky. With Invisalign, you remove the transparent aligners and brush and floss as usual! Don’t forget to also clean your aligners by rinsing them with water and lightly brushing them with your toothbrush.
5. Invisalign Allows for Fewer Doctor Visits
You’ll have multiple sets of Invisalign aligners and wear each set for one to two weeks as prescribed by your doctor. You’ll likely have check-ups every six to eight weeks to monitor your progress and pick up the next few sets of clear aligners. The average Invisalign patient has fewer trips to the doctor than patients with traditional metal braces, making the entire process of straightening your teeth easier to manage.
Having straighter teeth and a smile you’re comfortable with is easier than ever before. If you are dreaming of a straighter smile, but don’t like the idea of having metal braces for an extended period of time, then Invisalign is right for you! Contact our office today to speak with someone about starting your journey to a straighter smile.