Adults with established careers and family responsibilities may hear the word “Invisalign” and think, “That’s not for me. I’m not a teenager.” You may think you’re past the point of qualifying for any sort of orthodontics, but the popularity of Invisalign treatment has grown exponentially among the adult population. It’s never too late to straighten your smile – and there is no better time than the present to make it happen.
1. It’s discreet.
Invisalign aligners are thin, smooth, and fit snugly against your teeth. Most of all, they’re clear, which makes them nearly undetectable, unless you point out to someone that you’re wearing them. When you’re a busy adult, you need people to pay attention to what you’re saying, not be distracted by braces. Invisalign stays hidden and does its work under the radar so you can go about your day without interruption.
2. Get near-immediate gratification.
You won’t see your teeth shifting right away, but after a few weeks of 20- to 22-hour-per-day wear, you’ll start to notice that your smile is looking better than before. And it will only continue to improve as your treatment progresses.
3. Eat whatever you want.
The last thing any adult wants to be told is what they can and cannot eat, especially during a pandemic when we can all use a little comfort food. Invisalign is removed for all meals and snacks so you can enjoy every foodstuff you love without restrictions.
4. Enjoy healthier teeth.
Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, and when you clean your teeth more fully and see your dentist regularly for basic dental care like teeth cleanings and check-ups, you are far less likely to suffer from tooth decay or any other kinds of dental problems.
5. You have freedom.
Conventional braces come with limitations and, most of all, they cannot be removed. Invisalign has rules that must be followed if you want the treatment to work effectively, but you always have the freedom to remove the aligners when you need a little break.
6. You’re wearing a mask.
If you’re concerned about other people seeing that you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment, it’s only your family who’s going to know for now. You will bypass all initial self-consciousness because, when you do go out, you’re wearing a mask.
7. You’re stuck at home anyway.
If you have the kind of job that keeps you at home, you can get your treatment underway in the comfort of your own home. You can practice taking your trays in and out for meals without coworkers watching you, and you can get used to living life with Invisalign.
Cosmetic Dentistry Beyond Invisalign
Most Invisalign patients opt for a professional teeth-whitening treatment following the completion of their trays to really perfect their now-straight smile. For patients who don’t qualify for Invisalign, there are always other cosmetic dentistry treatments that can give you the flawless smile you’re seeking, like porcelain veneers.
Talk to your Hampton dentist about whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. Schedule an appointment at Smiles by the Sea. Contact us today.