Invisalign for Adults
Straightening your teeth can boost your self-esteem as well as give you a beautiful smile. If you need your teeth straightened, whether you’re an adult or teen, Invisalign can help. Invisalign is also a great option for you if you want a teeth-straightening solution that's inconspicuous and well-suited for work and social environments. At Senestraro Family Orthodontics we will provide you with the orthodontic treatment you need.
Why Opt for Invisalign as an Adult?
Invisalign gives similar results to traditional braces, but at a lower cost and in an inconspicuous way. Invisalign is also more adaptable to daily activities; you can take them out when you’re cleaning your teeth, drinking, or eating. Invisalign is also easy to remove as well as put back in your mouth, doesn’t hurt, and provides all of the benefits without the self-consciousness that comes with braces. If this sounds like a great option for you, contact us Senestraro Family Orthodontics for more information on Invisalign.
What You Should Know About Invisalign for Adults
Orthodontic treatment for adults takes longer than treatment for teens and children.
If you’re an adult, the process of getting Invisalign is different compared to getting traditional braces. Your orthodontist will create the first set of Invisalign using a model of your teeth. You’ll then need to get a new aligner after the previous one has optimally shifted your teeth. You’ll repeat this process until you and your orthodontist are content that your teeth are satisfactorily straight.
Invisalign and Dental Hygiene
With Invisalign, you can floss and brush your teeth without needing to maneuver around brackets and wires. This ensures better oral hygiene, which will mean fewer cavities.
Invisalign for Teens
Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic treatment option for teens. Many teens and kids become self-conscious when they have braces. This is because braces are quite noticeable. Clear aligners, on the other hand, are less noticeable and thus your teen will likely feel less self-conscious.
Also, traditional braces can create sore spots in your mouth in the areas where the wire and brackets run up against one another. Invisalign doesn’t cause this type of irritation or friction. Another advantage of clear aligners is that you won’t have to deal with cracked brackets and broken wires.
Invisalign vs Braces
You’ll need to wear aligners for 22 hours daily, but aligners come with several benefits. For instance, unlike traditional braces, you can remove aligners during mealtimes. This means you can drink and eat whatever you want.
It’s also easier to clean aligners because they are removable. You can immerse them in a cleaning solution or scrub them with your toothbrush. You can also clean your teeth when you’ve removed your aligners. Because of easier cleaning, you’re less likely to experience dental decay or gum infections.
Similar to traditional braces, clear aligners work by applying pressure to your teeth to adjust them into alignment. You will wear each set of aligners for a few weeks before getting another set. The result is an even smile and straight teeth. Call Senestraro Family Orthodontics at (503) 228-1945 for more information on orthodontic treatment for children, teens, and adults.
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