Aligning crooked teeth used to require metal braces that were often the bane of a tween or teen's existence. But thankfully, times have changed, and several tooth alignment options are available, including Invisalign. This article will review invisible braces, how they work, the benefits, and if there are age limitations for treatment. Let's get started!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth gradually. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is practically invisible, so it is less noticeable while you are wearing them. Invisalign aligners are also removable, so you can take them out to eat and brush your teeth.
So, how does Invisalign work?
First, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith, who offers Invisalign to patients in Bastrop, Utley, Clearview, Camp Swift, Alum Creek, Wyldwood, Upton, and neighboring communities.During the consultation, the doctor will assess your teeth and determine whether Invisalign is right for you. If it is, our team will take impressions of your teeth and use them to create a treatment plan.
Once we've finalized your treatment plan, we will give you a series of clear aligners. You will need to wear each aligner for several weeks before moving on to the next one in the series. As you progress through Invisalign treatment, your teeth gradually shift into their desired positions. The entire treatment process usually takes about 12 months, though it can vary depending on the individual case.
What are the benefits of Invisalign braces over traditional metal braces?
Invisalign braces are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional metal braces. While they both serve the same purpose of straightening teeth, Invisalign braces have several advantages over metal braces, such as:
- Invisalign braces are nearly invisible, so they are much less noticeable than metal braces.
- You can remove the clear aligners for eating and brushing, so you do not have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces.
- Invisalign treatment times may be shorter than metal braces, depending on your needs.
- Invisalign braces are more comfortable than metal braces, which can often irritate or scratch the inside of the mouth.
Many people may forego treatment because it seems too costly. We want you to know that your dental health and well-being are of the utmost importance to us. Because of this, we have a variety of alternatives available to you; for more information, please visit our financial options page.
Is there an age limit for Invisalign?
Because Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, they are a great option for adults looking for a discreet way to improve their smile. But is there an age limit for Invisalign?
The short answer is no. Whether you are 18 or 80, you can be a candidate for treatment. Invisalign can be an excellent option for people of all ages—including seniors!
There are many reasons why someone might want to consider Invisalign later in life. Maybe you've always wanted to straighten your teeth but never had the opportunity. Or perhaps your teeth have shifted over time, and you'd like to get them back into alignment.
No matter the reason, it's never too late to achieve the smile you've always wanted! And with Invisalign, you can do so without anyone knowing you're wearing aligners. They're practically invisible, so you can go about your everyday life without feeling self-conscious. If you're considering Invisalign but are wondering if you're too old, the answer is no! It's never too late to get the perfect smile.