Having a good smile is beneficial for both your physical and emotional health. Too often, people reach adulthood and feel it is too late to fix their teeth. With Invisalign for adults, you can have the smile you want with minimal impact on your day-to-day life.
How Does Invisalign For Adults Work?
Invisalign is a tooth-straightening system using clear aligners that fit over your teeth. These are custom-made by your orthodontist to move your teeth into their proper positions. Invisalign aligners are made from medical-grade plastic instead of the metal used in braces. They are removable, giving them several benefits over hardware that must remain in your mouth while your teeth align.
Benefits of Invisalign For Adults
Wearing Invisalign as an adult offers several benefits, including:
Making orthodontist visits can be challenging even for children-, but they are even harder for adults. When choosing Invisalign, you need fewer visits to your orthodontist than with traditional braces. You only have to visit once every four to six weeks. During these visits, your orthodontist will fit you with a new set of aligners, so each set you wear is a custom fit to the new alignment of your teeth.
It is also much easier to brush and floss your teeth with Invisalign since they are removable.
Some people shy away from braces because of how they would look on their teeth. Invisalign liners are made from clear plastic and hug your teeth. It is hard for people to see them unless they are up close.
Traditional braces sometimes lead to cuts or discomfort on the inside of the mouth. While there is some discomfort while your teeth are repositioning, with Invisalign, there is less pain.
Ability to Eat Hard or Chewy Foods
Children and adults complain about traditional braces because they must give up some of their favorite foods while wearing them. When you use Invisalign, you can remove them before eating nuts, bagels, and other foods. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth well after eating so that nothing gets trapped in your aligners.
Invisalign aligners are very easy to clean. You should soak them in cleaning crystals or a denture-cleaning solution once a day. Above that, you must only regularly wash them with warm, soapy water.
Fixes Common Teeth Concerns
It may be common to think of fixing your teeth as a younger person’s pursuit, but you are not too old for Invisalign to help you address problems such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth gaps
- Teeth crowding
If you have more severe alignment issues with your teeth, your Las Vegas, NV, the orthodontist will let you know. They can then recommend whether braces or another orthodontic treatment best fits you.
Start Using Invisalign With Your Las Vegas, NV Orthodontist
Invisalign aligners are an excellent choice for adults with busy schedules who need a convenient, low-maintenance option to address their dental and jaw alignment issues. We offer help for people of all ages, including Invisalign, for adults over 50. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, contact Hansen Orthodontics today for a free consultation.