A straight, well-aligned smile not only portrays a more attractive appearance, but it also supports the health of your teeth and gums. While you may associate orthodontics with children or young teens, straight teeth matter just as much for adults. Unfortunately, many adults shy away from orthodontic treatment because they are not willing to sacrifice time in metal braces. Wearing metal braces as an adult is less common and less socially accepted, so it can be a real drag on your self-esteem. Not to mention, if your job requires you to be in the public eye, a flashy metal smile may not be in the best interest of your career.
We get it. That’s why we are proud to offer adults a more preferable solution in orthodontics. Invisalign is much less visible, more comfortable and just as effective as metal braces in most cases. Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear aligners to gradually move your teeth into ideal position. Whether you have an underbite, wide gaps or crooked teeth, Invisalign can give you the smile you deserve – but without the lifestyle sacrifices.
The Advantages of Removable Aligners
The benefit of wearing clear orthodontics are obvious, but Invisalign offers more than just a discreet design. Invisalign aligners are removable, which means you can take them out to eat, brush and floss your teeth. Many patients also remove them for special events. As long as you are committed to wearing your aligners for about 20-22 hours each day, you can trust your treatment to remain effective and on schedule.
Some key perks take place when wearing Invisalign versus metal braces due to their removability, including the following:
Healthier and Stain-Free Teeth: Without brackets, bands and wires in the way, you can keep your teeth cleaner while undergoing orthodontic treatment. This means you can avoid gingivitis, cavities and staining that are more common with braces.
Dietary Freedom: You’re an adult, you should be able to eat what you want. With Invisalign, you won’t be restricted in terms of what you decide to put in your mouth. Enjoy popcorn at the movies with your family and don’t worry about having a handful of crunchy trail mix to get you through the day.
Special Events: Whether you are a young bride or a soon-to-be grandmother, life is full of milestone moments. With Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about your orthodontic appliance getting in the way. It is perfectly fine to remove your aligners for special occasions, whether it be your family photo shoot or your high school reunion.
Are You A Candidate for Invisalign?
Most adults qualify for Invisalign therapy. However, a certified Invisalign provider can confirm your candidacy in a quick office visit. Contact Park South Dentistry today to learn how easy it is to get a straight and beautiful smile as an adult!