Why Adults Make Excellent Invisalign Candidates
Why Adults Make Excellent Invisalign Candidates
Invisalign has been the leader in the invisible braces industry for over 20 years. Initially designed for adults, some still assume they’re too old to straighten their teeth with Invisalign. If you’ve been on the fence about Invisalign or orthodontic treatment in general, here are a few reasons why adulthood is the perfect opportunity to straighten your smile:
You’re Committed to Getting the Best Results
There’s something about being an adult orthodontic patient that makes them some of the best clientele for Invisalign. Predominantly because they’re investing in their own time and money into their smile, so they’re committed to seeing things through properly. Younger orthodontic patients usually require consistent reminders or encouragement from their parents to follow home-care instructions. Adults don’t because they’re the ones who are invested in the success of the treatment process.
Whether you’ve had braces before and experienced orthodontic relapse, you always wanted braces but never had them, or you finally want to address embarrassing tooth misalignment, Invisalign is perfect. In fact, Invisalign works best for adults and more mature teens who have the commitment needed to wear the aligners as directed.
When you know you need to wear your aligners for a set amount of time for a fixed number of days, adults have the responsibility required for the best Invisalign outcome.
They Fit Into Your Busy Lifestyle
One of the biggest hurdles about getting braces as an adult is fitting them into your routine. Between work, shuttling kids to after-school activities, and working in adjustment appointments, how do you have time to get braces, too?
Fortunately, Invisalign is different. Since each of your aligners is digitally designed, our Newport Beach dentist provides them to take home in several sets at a time. Simply wear them as directed, then switch them out as prescribed. It’s important that you stay on your schedule (most people change them out every two weeks.) When you do, you’re able to skip the adjustment visits that people need if they’re wearing traditional braces. Dr. Yazdan usually only needs to see you for monitoring about once every other month.
Even people who work in sales or have more public roles in their career do well with Invisalign because of the discreet design. If you need to, the aligners can be removed for shorter periods if you feel like they’ll get in the way. As long as you’re wearing them for a minimum of 20-22 hours a day, you can expect the best results.
Since your aligners are removable, they won’t impact your day-to-day schedule. You won’t need to change what you’re eating, how you brush or floss your teeth, or anything else. Invisalign is truly versatile for adults who are always on the go.
No One Will See Them
Designed from transparent BPA-free plastic materials, Invisalign braces are essentially see-through when you wear them over your teeth. The only way someone will be able to tell you’re wearing Invisalign is if you purposely pause what you’re doing and show them. You can even talk normally with Invisalign in your mouth without any changes to your speech patterns.
As long as you remove your Invisalign trays during meals and clean them as directed, your clear aligners should stay that way. Make sure you don’t wear your trays if you’re drinking anything other than water. But if you do notice some buildup in your Invisalign trays, soaking them in a special effervescent cleanser can help loosen debris to keep the aligners as see-through as possible.
Even if you whiten your teeth in the process, Invisalign is clear enough that people will see the difference!
Invisalign Can Boost Your Oral Health, Too
Adjusting your teeth to create a straighter, properly aligned bite isn’t just for cosmetics. It also enhances the health and performance of your smile as a whole.
For example, when your teeth are aligned properly, you are less likely to develop TMJ disorder, irregular wear patterns in your enamel, cavities, or gum disease. By correcting the way your teeth bite together, they perform better for an extended time. Plus, they’re less likely to harbor plaque, food debris, and tartar buildup between them, which equates to healthier teeth and gums.
If you’ve had issues with recurring cavities or gum disease in the past, Invisalign is a smart way to address your oral health concerns in a holistic, comprehensive manner. Especially if you are about to treat one or two specific teeth where the issues have been amplified by tooth misalignment.
Invisalign Dentist in Newport Beach
The Center For Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry offers comprehensive Invisalign orthodontics for adults of all ages and backgrounds. If you want to improve your smile’s health and appearance, Invisalign is an excellent investment to make in yourself.
Find out if Invisalign is right for you—and get an estimated timeframe— by calling our Newport Beach Dentist today.
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