Adults wearing braces isn’t a very common sight around Plano, TX. Usually we see kids or teens with orthodontics, not adults. Yet, there are many adults out there who could really benefit from orthodontic care.
We definitely know why adults aren’t seeking braces: they don’t want to be labeled tinsel teeth at work! Who wants to attend a staff meeting, a parent-teacher conference, or go on a date with metal mouth?
There is an option that allows adults to get the orthodontic care they need without any worry of being embarrassed: Invisalign. Invisalign makes the process completely comfortable and embarrassment-free.
Today we want to talk about how adults can benefit from orthodontic care and how Invisalign can make the difference between an unhealthy and a healthy smile!
Braces Benefit 25% of Adults
The statistic might surprise you. After all, don’t people get orthodontic treatment as kids? Why would adults need care? That’s easy to say if you have already had braces or if you were told you didn’t need them.
However, you should know that not all kids who need braces can afford them. Not all kids who need braces even see a dentist. Sometimes patients don’t find out that they need orthodontic work until they are adults.
Let’s talk about the top three reasons adults should consider orthodontic care.
Confidence: It’s difficult to be confident when you aren’t happy with your smile. Gaps, crowded teeth, or crooked teeth can have you hiding your smile behind your hands and lips.
Health: Crooked and crowded teeth are more difficult to keep clean. Decay and infection are more prominent in these smiles, so orthodontics can make a big difference to a smile’s health.
Comfort: Teeth that are misaligned are not comfortable. They lead to issues with teeth grinding, difficult chewing, jaw pain, and sometimes even broken teeth because the two arches of teeth simply cannot fit together correctly.
Not Your Traditional Braces
You realize that you need orthodontic work, but nothing is going to make you wear traditional metal braces. We don’t blame you, but we can still help! The Invisalign system allows adults to get the work they need without a single moment of embarrassment!
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners are state-of-the-art appliances that move your teeth efficiently without anyone around you noticing the treatment! The procedure is a series of plastic aligners that we create to put pressure on your teeth. Every two weeks, you will switch your aligner out for the next in the system.
Each aligner carefully alters the alignment of your teeth until you have a beautiful smile! You’ll keep your final aligner to serve as a retainer so that you can maintain your new smile for the rest of your life!
Aside from the aesthetic advantage of invisible braces, Invisalign offers other benefits as well.
Shorter Treatment Time
Traditional metal braces require two-three years for treatment. It’s bad enough to have to wear metal braces, but to wear them for years seems incredibly unlikely! Invisalign treatment is complete within 12-18 months!
There are many reasons to avoid metal in your mouth, and comfort should be at the top of that list. Wires and brackets rubbing against your lips, cheeks, and tongue are not comfortable! Invisalign aligners ARE comfortable. The surfaces are smooth so nothing gets caught on your soft tissues, and your smile remains safe!
The Smile of Your Dreams
Here’s the bottom line: you can get the smile of your dreams without ever feeling the embarrassment of metal braces. If you’ve been needing orthodontic care for years, this is the time to get that care!
Contact us today to set up an appointment or consultation! We know we can help your smile, so call today! We can’t wait to show you what is available to you!