Getting braces as an adult can be difficult to commit to. While many adults refuse to endure the aesthetic sacrifice, others just can’t commit to the frequent appointments or the expense of lengthy treatment. There are also adult patients who believe they’ve “missed the boat” for orthodontics because they never underwent treatment as a child. Fortunately, orthodontic treatment is no longer restricted to metal brackets and bands, and it’s not just for kids. In fact, there is a newer, highly preferred solution to straighten your smile as an adult – Invisalign.
With Invisalign orthodontics, effectiveness, comfort and aesthetics can all co-exist. Invisalign uses clear (nearly invisible) aligners that are changed out every two weeks until the teeth are in their ideal position. Invisalign is also removable, so you’ll never be held down by your orthodontic treatment when you want to eat, brush your teeth or enjoy a special event.
According to the American Association of Orthodontics, from 1994 to 2010 the number of adults 18 and older getting braces increased by 58 percent. This is largely due to more lifestyle-friendly alternatives such as Invisalign. Invisalign can correct all types of common orthodontic concerns, including over bites, underbites, crowding, large spacing, etc.
Why are adults opting for Invisalign? Here are a few more reasons:
- More precise and faster treatment time. Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to design and titrate each aligner, which is often more accurate and effective than other treatment models.
- Fewer office visits. Invisalign is perfect for busy adults. You can change out your aligners on your own every 2-3 weeks, and we don’t need to see you near as often as you would in metal braces.
- Healthier teeth. With no brackets cemented to your teeth, your tooth enamel can stay strong and healthy. In addition, there’s not wires or bands to stand in the way of good brushing and flossing habits.
- Others don’t have to know. Invisalign aligners are clear and not bulky, which means many people won’t even realize you are wearing them!
Does Invisalign sound like the smile straightening solution you’ve always wanted? Call Salt Run Family Dentistry today. We are a qualified Invisalign provider for adults who need discreet and convenient orthodontics.
Salt Run Family Dentistry
St. Augustine, FL 32080