Braces for adults? Most people wouldn’t dream of the idea. They can’t imagine sporting hardware on their teeth like a teenager when they meet with clients, colleagues, or customers, or when they socialize with friends. Invisalign for adults, though, has changed orthodontic options and expanded the opportunities for adults to get the straight smile they’ve always wanted.
The Trays Are Discreet
It can’t be overstated – Invisalign for adults is the most discreet way to get a straight smile. You can go to work or out for the night and wear your clear aligners the entire time. No one will be the wiser because the trays are so thin, clear, and snugly fit to your teeth. Braces don’t have to be metal brackets and wires. They don’t have to draw attention to themselves. You can work, live, and play with Invisalign.
You Can Eat Whatever You Want
There are no food restrictions when it comes to Invisalign for adults. If you’re hungry, take your trays out and eat. When it’s mealtime or snack time, remove your trays and chow down. The only thing that might prevent you from digging into the foods you love most is discomfort from your shifting teeth. Soft foods may be your meals of choice for a little while until you get used to the feeling of Invisalign. Just make sure you’re wearing the trays 20 to 22 hours day.
The Aligners Are Comfortable
All braces cause some discomfort – teeth are shifting to new positions after all so there will be pressure as the aligners do their work. But what wearers of clear trays don’t have to worry about are brackets and wires poking their soft tissue or snagging on their lips and cheeks. Invisalign trays are smooth and your lips slide right off of them.
It’s a Budget-Friendly Option
Some adults assume the only way to get a straight and flawless smile is with cosmetic dentistry like porcelain veneers. This is an excellent, powerful, and effective option for many people, but some patients prefer a lower price point and an alignment method that corrects functional problems as well as appearance, like teeth grinding or TMJ issues. Invisalign for adults makes it possible to get the smile makeover you want within your budget and comfort level.
Easy to Clean
Brushing and flossing your teeth every take should only take you about five minutes total. Invisalign TLC won’t take much more than that. All you need to do is brush before you put teeth and trays back together after meals, so that’s only three times a day. Cleaning is easy, fast, and important – when you prioritize your trays they stay clear and fresh and unobtrusive on your teeth.
The Road to a Healthier Smile
The benefits of Invisalign for adults are many, and you’ll discover many of them on day one and others as you continue through your treatment. Ultimately, the decision to improve your smile and make it straighter and healthier is worth every inconvenience. Find out whether you’re a good candidate for this treatment by scheduling a consultation with the team at Smiles by the Sea in Hampton, NH.