For decades, adults with crooked teeth have avoided getting them straightened simply because they didn’t want to put up with the look and hassle of metal braces. Thankfully, modern dentistry has come up with a solution that was specifically designed with them in mind: Invisalign. This system can correct crooked and crowded teeth without affecting someone’s day-to-day appearance, providing a discreet treatment that delivers beautiful results in record time. Is Invisalign the treatment you have been waiting for? To find out, give us a call today.
Invisalign works using the same basic principles as other orthodontic treatments: a consistent force is applied to the teeth to make them slowly shift into the ideal positions. Instead of brackets and wires, however, Invisalign uses a progressive series of clear plastic aligners to accomplish this. Each aligner is custom-made based on an impression of a patient’s smile in order to ensure a comfortable fit and effective treatment. After wearing each tray for 20-22 hours a day for around two weeks before switching to the next one in the set, a patient should see a beautifully straight smile in the mirror.
It’s not hard to see why more and more adults are choosing Invisalign over traditional metal braces:
We only recommend Invisalign for patients 18 and up because younger patients have teeth and jaws that need more time to grow, and it takes a bit of self-discipline to consistently wear the aligners as well. Otherwise, this treatment can help practically anyone hoping to correct their crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth.
To learn more about Invisalign and get started on the path to a straighter smile, contact us today.