Adults who want a healthier, more attractive smile may rule out cosmetic dentistry treatments that require too much time and effort. Any treatment that’s noticeable is off the table too. Invisalign, however, is an orthodontic alternative that works for busy adults who don’t want yet another giant obligation. If you’re looking for a way to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to yourself while going about your daily life uninterrupted, Invisalign could be the answer.
1. Invisalign is discreet.
The biggest appeal of Invisalign is that it’s so difficult to see on your teeth. The trays are super-thin, clear, and fit snugly so they don’t bulk up your smile or draw too much attention to it. As long as you keep the trays clean while you’re wearing them – and you’ll trade them out for new trays about every two weeks – they’ll stay nearly invisible. Invisalign is designed to be discreet. It’s the wearer’s job to help them stay that way with proper care and upkeep.
2. You can fix what’s always bothered you.
Did you have braces as a teenager but neglect to wear your retainers? If so, you may be one of the many adults who is still dealing with alignment issues or a few crooked teeth or unsightly gaps. If you never had braces, then you’ve been living with the same dental complaints for a long time. Whether your alignment issues are new or old, you can fix them right now with the help of Invisalign. The treatment usually takes about a year to complete but if your problems are minor, it could take only several months. Everyone’s case is different.
3. There is no ding to your confidence.
The last thing any adult needs is a characteristic that affects their confidence and self-esteem. You’ve worked hard to get where you are and you shouldn’t have to backtrack because of dental care. Invisalign may give you a slight lisp at first – some people will take a few days off or begin their treatment over vacation to adjust – but once you’re used to the sensation of the trays in your mouth and have worked around all the quirks, you’ll be ready to do your job and daily responsibilities like always, without interruption.
4. You are tired of dental problems.
Adults who suffer from frequent cavities or gum infections may also have teeth that are difficult to clean. Crooked teeth are tough to get in between and thoroughly brush and floss every day. Combine that with weak tooth enamel and you are susceptible to repeated oral health problems. Straight teeth are healthier teeth – they’re easier to take care of which means less likelihood of problems from buildup in hard-to-reach areas. And, as you age, you want to do everything you can for your teeth to keep them strong and protect them from problems when they already experience natural wear and tear.
Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Orthodontics are not the domain of teenagers alone. If you want straight teeth, you can have them with the help of Invisalign. Schedule a consultation with certified Invisalign provider Dr. Carole Sherrod Jewell at Red Bank Dentistry to find out if you’re a good candidate for this revolutionary and sophisticated alignment method.