There may come a time when we let you know that orthodontics might not be a bad idea for you. Generally, patients request orthodontics to correct cosmetic flaws, but that’s not the only job of orthodontic treatment. In many cases, orthodontics can end jaw discomfort by aligning your teeth into a more comfortable position. However, we sometimes get a look of disgust from patients when we start to talk about orthodontics, and it’s no wonder. Traditional metal braces are not comfortable.
When we hear the word orthodontics, our mind immediately jumps to middle school students and headgear and all sorts of embarrassing images. No adult wants to sign up for that, especially not if the adult is a working professional or involved in organizations with other adults. Traditional metal braces draw negative attention for adults, and they are uncomfortable to wear, yet you might still need orthodontic treatment. So what do we do?
We Turn to Invisalign
There is one orthodontic treatment that allows you to get the beneficial care without any of the discomfort associated with traditional methods: Invisalign clear plastic aligners. This state-of-the-art system allows us to plan the movement of your teeth from the very beginning of your treatment. We will create a series of clear aligners for you that you will switch out every two weeks. You’ll wear your aligners for 22 hours each day, taking them out for eat and care for your teeth. In about 12-18 months, you will have a new and improved smile, but no one ever has to know you had treatment!
Invisalign aligners fit so closely to your teeth, that it’s almost impossible to detect them. Adults can get orthodontic treatment and feel completely confident while they do so! Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign. We would love to set up a consultation where we can explain the entire process to you. Just because you are an adult does not mean that you can’t have a fantastic orthodontic experience!