If you’re an adult with crooked teeth, you might have decided a long time ago that it’s just something you had to accept. Not that there aren’t orthodontic solutions out there for you, but come on. Why get braces at your age?
You’d have to deal with the stares and the jokes about how you’ve reverted back to your teens. You imagine sitting in a board room as the people around you struggle to take you and your ideas seriously. Who needs that?! Not you!
The good news is that with Invisalign at Cosmetic Dental Associates in San Antonio, you don’t have to. Invisalign has changed the way people see orthodontics. While it’s a versatile option for people of all ages who seek orthodontic solutions to their smile imperfections, it’s ideal for adults who don’t want to go through the embarrassment, time, or the hassle of traditional braces.
Today’s blog will help you understand Invisalign clear braces and why they’re a frontrunner in modern orthodontic care.
Why Is Invisalign Winning The Orthodontics Game?
Invisalign braces are a series of clear plastic trays that are customized to fit you. You will take home the trays that are designed for your particular treatment plan, which you’ll change out every two weeks.
Throughout the course of your treatment, usually around 12 months, each new tray gently shifts and straightens your teeth until you reach the desired results. You’ll have the same beautifully straight teeth at the end of treatment that you would if you used traditional metal braces.
But results aren’t the only reason Invisalign is such a great option, especially for adults.
The Comfort Of Invisalign Clear Braces
When you’re young and wearing metal braces, the pain and discomfort you experience is somewhat easier to bear simply because there’s power in numbers. Many of your friends are going through it with you, so you just kind of deal with it. The frequent adjustments and tightening can leave your teeth and jaw feeling sore, and the metal wires can feel sharp and poke against the soft tissues inside the lips and cheeks.
When you’re an adult, however, wearing braces is more of a solo endeavor. In fact, you’ll probably feel like the only person over the age of 18 who is wearing them. Who are you supposed to commiserate with?
The good news about Invisalign is that you won’t have reason to commiserate with anyone. Why’s that? Because you won’t feel miserable! The clear plastic trays are smooth and won’t aggravate your mouth’s soft tissues. You also don’t have to worry about the soreness from monthly tightening or sharp wire edges.
You switch to a new tray about every two weeks. With each new tray, your teeth are being gently shifted into their proper position. It’s a much more mild pressure than you’d experience with traditional braces.
Invisalign Is More Discrete
Unlike wearing braces back when all your friends were, the isolation of the experience as an adult can serve to intensify the feelings of embarrassment. But Invisalign is clear and barely noticeable. Unless you tell people you’re wearing braces, they likely won’t even realize it. This is one of the reasons Invisalign is ideal for adults. You can reap the benefits of orthodontics by having straight teeth at the end of your treatment without too much interruption to your lifestyle.
The trays are also removable. This means you can take them out during meals and as part of your oral hygiene routine at home. You don’t have to worry about unsightly food particles getting lodged in your braces as you eat. You also don’t have to spend all kinds of time working around metal braces to properly brush and floss your teeth. Invisalign allows you to proceed with your life just as you always have.
If you’re someone who has always wanted straight teeth but assumed metal braces were your only option, we hope you’ll consider Invisalign clear braces and what they might be able to do for your smile!