It’s never too late to straighten your smile. Because new technology makes braces more comfortable and convenient, one in five orthodontic patients today are over 18. While several solutions are available, many adult patients are turning to Invisalign. These transparent, removable aligners are revolutionizing orthodontics. Here are the three benefits of Invisalign for adults.
Invisalign Is Discreet
Wearing braces is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, they show that you’re putting your oral health first. However, some adult patients worry about the impact braces may have on their professional lives, especially if they have a customer-facing job or are in the job market. This is why many adult patients choose Invisalign.
Invisalign may not be entirely invisible, but it is pretty close. Unless someone is looking closely, your friends, family, and colleagues will barely see the clear, plastic aligners you’re wearing. Instead of wires and brackets, they’ll see a confident smile.
Invisalign Is Convenient
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign for adults is its convenience. Traditional braces limit what you can and can’t eat. If you’re wearing braces, you have to say goodbye to your favorite snacks. You also risk white spots if you don’t brush properly. However, because Invisalign is removable, you can eat all of your favorite foods.
Never eat or drink while wearing your aligners. While getting ready to enjoy a tasty meal or snack, remove your aligners and store them someplace safe. Then, before you put them back in, make sure your brush and floss your teeth to prevent any bacteria from becoming trapped beneath the aligners.
Invisalign is also extremely comfortable. The smooth, plastic material doesn’t irritate your mouth as wires and brackets do and is a convenient solution for those allergic to certain metals. Meanwhile, you can brush your teeth without worrying about special floss or other tools.
However, this convenience does come with a cost. If you’re not wearing your Invisalign for at least 20-22 hours per day, it won’t be as effective, and you’ll struggle to see results. As a result, we most often recommend Invisalign for adults because they can handle the responsibility.
Invisalign Is Quick
Depending on the complexity of your case, you can expect to see a straighter smile in as little as six months. Invisalign works so quickly because it doesn’t require frequent trips to the orthodontist for a tightening or adjustment. Instead, you have a set of aligner trays that you swap out every few weeks.
Most patients visit their orthodontist every six to eight weeks, compared to the traditional four-week schedule braces patients must follow. These less-frequent visits are also a lot quicker, making them convenient for adult patients on the go.
Discover Invisalign for Adults from Exeter Ortho
At Exeter Orthodontics, we offer affordable Invisalign for adults. With offices in Allentown, Exton, Springfield, Harrisburg, Reading, and Lancaster, you have plenty of opportunities to discover the comfort and convenience of Invisalign for yourself.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign for adults, request a free consultation. We’ve helped thousands of patients smile with Invisalign. Now it’s your turn!