If you are an adult with crooked teeth, you may struggle with feeling that you missed your opportunity to get straight teeth and a gorgeous smile when you were younger. However, just because you are past high school and may even have children of your own does not mean that you have to give up on having a great smile of which you can be proud. With Invisalign, you can experience all of the great benefits of gaining straight teeth without any of the downsides typically associated with traditional metal or even ceramic braces.
Invisalign uses clear trays known as aligners to shift your teeth gradually into the right places. Because the trays are designed using a computer module that plugs in the shape and alignment of your teeth, there is very little to no human error associated with this treatment. In fact, treatments are generally faster than they are with braces because of this high-tech aspect. You should expect your treatment to be completed within 12 months as compared with two years or more for braces.
Throughout your treatment, you will use a series of trays that move your teeth gently. With appointments every four to six weeks, you will regularly receive new trays that more closely match your desired smile.
The beauty of Invisalign is that it is the perfect tooth-straightening treatment for adults and even for teenagers who do not want to suffer any embarrassment. Because the aligners are clear, no one will be able to see that you are wearing the trays without looking closely. Plus, you can quickly take the trays out of your mouth if you are attending a special occasion or taking photographs. Because you can remove them, you will also be able to have an easy time brushing and flossing your teeth and will have less chance of tooth decay as compared to cleaning around braces.
Not only is Invisalign a less embarrassing treatment than braces is, but also it is far more comfortable. With braces, you would have metal brackets and bands attached to your teeth. These would be connected with wires, and you may even be required to wear special rubber bands, spacers or headgear. All of these pieces can poke at your cheeks, tongue and gums and can lead to scrapes and sores. Invisalign trays are smooth and do not have any wires that stick out into your mouth.
Invisalign is the best option for adults who want straighter teeth because it is convenient, comfortable and invisible. Your Invisalign Dentist will be able to set you up with a great treatment plan that can quickly give you a bright, straight, gorgeous smile.