Having a great smile is important for us all, but we sometimes shortchange ourselves when we assume a certain procedure or treatment is only for young people. For example, many adults feel like braces are off the table because braces are for kids, not adults.
After all, kids run around in middle and high school wearing their braces and getting a healthy smile from their adult teeth, but that doesn’t mean that kids are the only ones who can benefit. In fact, studies estimate that about a quarter of all adults could benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Let’s spend some time today looking at your options for orthodontic treatment and why it might be something that you want to consider. You might be surprised at the benefits of having straighter teeth, especially when we can offer a treatment like Invisalign! Take a look below.
Adults Benefit from Orthodontics
As we mentioned above, one out of every four adults is in need of orthodontic care. This need stems from multiple things. We have listed a few reasons below to give you an idea of how far-reaching orthodontic solutions can go!
Missing Out as a Kid – The most obvious reason to wear braces as an adult is because you weren’t able to get that treatment as a child. Maybe you couldn’t afford it, or you were afraid. Whatever the reason, now you are ready to get the smile you’ve always deserved!
Orthodontics Fail – Most people who need braces wear them sometime during adolescence. However, they don’t always do what is needed to maintain their newly straightened teeth! As an adult, you might notice your orthodontic work failing. In those cases, a quick treatment as an adult will save your smile!
Ending TMJ Pain – We often see patients who are suffering from pain in their temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This can be a result of misaligned teeth that put strain on the TMJ. Orthodontic treatment is the best way to end the pain and get your teeth back as they should be.
Avoid Awkward & Embarrassing Braces
So having braces as an adult seems like it could be right for you, but you don’t want ugly metal braces, and we don’t blame you one bit! Luckily there is another solution in Invisalign orthodontics. These revolutionary braces change everything about orthodontic care.
Discomfort – Wearing metal braces is uncomfortable! There is a reason why braces-wearers carry bags of wax in their pockets! Your cheeks, tongue, and lips suffer the most from rubbing against metal brackets and wires all day and night!
Unclean Teeth – It is very difficult to keep your teeth clean while wearing metal braces. Most orthodontists recommend that you brush and pick your teeth after each meal to avoid getting food caught in your braces. It’s a hassle!
Feeling Self-Conscious – On top of all of that, you feel self-conscious! Kids don’t suffer as much from this because they are surrounded by other kids wearing the same treatment. Adults, however, deal with a lot of strange looks and embarrassing situations when wearing metal on their smiles!
The Invisalign Difference
The Invisalign clear aligner solution allows you to get the best of both worlds. You can have quality, fast orthodontic treatment, and no one will even know you are wearing the aligners! Take a look below at some of the benefits of Invisalign.
Smooth, Comfortable Aligners – The aligners you wear over your teeth are very comfortable against your soft tissues because the plastic is smooth and thin. You’ll feel comfortable wearing your aligners throughout the day and night.
Ability to Clean Aligners – Invisalign aligners are great for keeping your mouth completely clean! You will remove your aligners when you eat, and you can remove them when you brush and floss. This gives you the perfect opportunity to brush your aligners to keep them fresh and clean!
Confidence – No adult wants to be caught wearing braces, but with Invisalign, your treatment will be secret! No one around you will even notice the clear aligners, which means you can smile confidently and act naturally!
Learn More Today
Are you ready to find a solution for your misaligned teeth? Invisalign could be the thing that transforms your smile in the most discreet way possible. Contact our office today to set up an appointment. We would love to help you have a more beautiful smile today!