When you think of teeth-straightening treatments, you probably think of teens and tweens, but there’s no age limit for fixing bite and alignment issues and investing in straighter teeth.
Regardless of your age, you may be less than enthusiastic about getting traditional braces for both personal and professional reasons.
If you need orthodontic treatment but have been hesitant to take the plunge, Invisalign® clear aligners could be a good option for you. They do the work of traditional braces, but offer more flexibility and a number of advantages for people looking for a more discreet and convenient alternative.
At Arden Dental Group, our team of dentists offers general and cosmetic dentistry services in the greater Asheville, North Carolina, area. Here’s what we’d like you to know about the Invisalign system.
The Invisalign system consists of a series of clear, disposable aligner trays custom-designed to gradually shift your teeth into the proper alignment.
But instead of metallic braces and appliances cemented onto your teeth, the trays are removable for up to two hours every day. That allows you to continue to eat whatever type of food you like and to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
You wear each set of trays for approximately two weeks, and then replace it with the next set of trays. Since the trays are made from quality high grade plastic, they’re practically invisible and provide a more comfortable and discreet alternative to traditional braces.
Depending on your circumstances, the treatment period may also be shorter with Invisalign than with traditional braces.
Invisalign is available for teenagers and adults. You may be a good candidate for Invisalign if you have one of the following common orthodontic issues:
Depending on your situation, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to improve your oral health, make it easier to eat, and keep up with good oral hygiene practices, which is the first step in lowering your gum disease risk.
But adults and teenagers also have additional considerations. Social and professional pressures and obligations often make it difficult for older patients to take the plunge and invest in orthodontic care.
Invisalign solves many of the problems that may make you hesitant to get traditional braces.
After a comprehensive dental exam and consultation, we at Arden Dental Group recommend the best treatment options for your circumstances and orthodontic needs.
For more information about Invisalign clear aligners and to find out if they’re a good choice for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment.