Orthodontic Treatments Aren’t Just For Kids
Did you know that it’s not too late to get straighter teeth, realign your bite or fill in gaps between your teeth as an adult? Many people think orthodontic treatments are just for kids, but thanks to modern dentistry, you still have time to improve the appearance of your teeth. What’s more, you don’t have to do it with metal braces. Want to learn how? Keep reading to find out about a unique orthodontic treatment.
When you think of braces, you may think of teenagers with metal smiles. But now, instead of metal braces, you can realign your teeth with Invisalign®, a system that uses clear, plastic aligners to shift your teeth into place. The aligners are taken out for eating and brushing and are invisible. No one will hardly notice you’re wearing them.
The aligners work just as effectively as conventional braces but are preferred by adults who don’t want to wear noticeable metal braces. Patients also like this method because the clear aligners are comfortable to wear. They don’t poke or irritate your gums. Since you can take out the aligners for brushing and flossing, you can continue to keep your teeth in optimal condition during treatment.
While the length of treatment depends on each patient’s dental needs, the aligners are typically worn for 12 to 18 months, less time than metal braces. Even if you had orthodontic treatment as a teen and it didn’t give you lasting results, you can use Invisalign® to get your teeth into a desired position once again.
If you are in the Phoenix area and want to learn more, it would be our pleasure to discuss the Invisalign® option with you to see if it’s the right choice for your dental needs. Please call our office, and we will be happy to assist you.