Invisalign is a popular option for people of all ages who want to straighten their smile, but it’s become particularly favored among adults.
There are a lot of reasons for this preference, from the greater comfort of Invisalign retainers to how easy they are to clean and maintain. However, the number one reason that prompts adults to choose Invisalign is likely aesthetics.
Invisalign is far more discreet than traditional braces, which makes it an attractive option to adults who want to avoid the association with youth and adolescence that metal braces have. In fact, Invisalign is so subtle that most people can’t even tell when a person is wearing it.
It’s wonderful that adults have an accessible and effective option for straightening their teeth, because there are so many good reasons to address alignment issues:
Overlapping, crowded, and crooked teeth create areas that are hard for a toothbrush to reach. Bacteria can accumulate in these hard-to-reach spots, leading to plaque and tartar build-up, which in turn lead to gingivitis, halitosis, and a range of other oral health problems.
Lower risk of periodontal disease
Straighter teeth improve the flow of blood within the periodontal tissues, which supports healthier teeth and gums.
Reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
Left untreated, periodontal disease can progress into much more serious health issues, as bacterial overgrowth in the mouth can move to other parts of the body.
Many people who feel self-conscious about their smile find that their confidence grows significantly after taking steps to correct alignment issues.
Why You Should Consider Invisalign
Invisalign offers several important advantages that traditional braces don’t.
A treatment plan with a more accurate timeline
Invisalign uses computer modeling to predict how long it will take to shift teeth into the proper position, whereas traditional braces are based on estimates and can take longer than anticipated to achieve the desired results.
Greater personal autonomy
Patients are able to participate more actively in their own treatment by changing their trays on their own according to the schedule set by their orthodontist, usually every few weeks. This saves them the inconvenience of having to travel to the orthodontic clinic every few weeks.
Less risk of damage to the teeth
Invisalign poses less risk to tooth enamel since there isn’t any hardware that has to be attached to the surface of the teeth.
Minimal impact on lifestyle and appearance
Invisalign is nearly invisible and is removable, allowing patients to eat and drink normally, without having to avoid certain foods.
Find Out More
Are you an adult who is considering straightening your teeth? We can take you through the steps of getting Invisalign and answer your Invisalign questions. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.