You thought it was just a problem that teenagers dealt with. But now you look in the mirror and see your teeth are crooked and misaligned. That’s not just a cosmetic problem, though. Misaligned teeth can wear down their enamel, cause TMJ pain, and more.
That’s why it’s best to call our Lake Worth, FL dental office today at 561-877-3673 and make your first appointment for Invisalign clear aligners. This modern orthodontic system can discreetly guide your teeth to where they belong. Think of them as braces for people who don’t want braces.
Adults Can Have Crooked Teeth
Why do adults sometimes need orthodontics? There are several reasons.
TEETH CAN ALWAYS MOVE SLOWLY
Although you may have had orthodontics when you were younger, you can still have crooked teeth and gaps between them these days. That’s because your teeth can always slowly move. They are never stuck in exactly one spot. All those years of chewing food over and over again can nudge your teeth out of position.
SPORTS INJURIES OR OTHER ACCIDENTS
Even though you can prepare for injuries, you can’t stop them altogether. That’s why adults can have chipped teeth. And anything strong enough to break your touch enamel can also nudge that tooth (or the ones nearby) into being crooked or misaligned.
NEVER HAD BRACES
Then again, maybe you never had orthodontic care way back when. Some people’s teeth aren’t too bad in their teens so they don’t really need orthodontic treatment until adulthood. Others simply didn’t have the money or time back when they were a teen.
Why Invisalign Works Great For Adults
Here are several reasons why Invisalign clear aligners make a smart orthodontic choice for many adults.
– Invisalign is practically invisible on your teeth
For a lot of people, the problem with traditional braces is that … well, they’re braces. So many teens get them that most adults look unusual with all that metal and wire in their mouth. Braces do a great job, mind you. But they can make adults look immature, not young.
Invisalign is made from clear plastic. When you wear these over your teeth, they are all but invisible to people. Someone would have to get up real close to realize you were using orthodontics.
– Invisalign can save you 1-2 years of treatment time.
Moving teeth to their right position is a slow process. Otherwise, it would run a high risk of damaging your teeth or jaw. But with traditional braces, that normally means using them for 2-3 years. That translates into 2-3 years of eating restrictions, dental office visits, and metal on your smile.
Invisalign clear aligners are a very modern orthodontic treatment. It’s normally complete within one year. While that obviously depends on how much work is needed for your smile, you can expect to be done with Invisalign much sooner.
– Invisalign will not stain your teeth.
In order to move your teeth, traditional braces rely on metal brackets cemented to the front of your teeth. Most of the time, this is no big deal. When the braces need to come off, a dentist can easily remove that cement. However, there are times when this stains your teeth.
Invisalign is much different. Because nothing has to be stuck to your teeth, there’s nothing that will stain them either. The color of your teeth will not change, just their position and angle.
– Invisalign does not have any eating restrictions.
Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to gently move your teeth. However, there is a downside — certain foods can damage your braces. That’s why you cannot eat pretzels, bagels, gum, and much more with that orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign can be taken out whenever you want. Although you have to leave it on your teeth for around 20 hours each day, you can take them out when it’s time to eat. That means there are no restrictions on what you can enjoy with Invisalign.
– Invisalign is more comfortable.
Metal braces simply are not comfortable for most people. They feel weird in your mouth, and they can cut the inside of your lip or mouth. And if you’re ever hit in the mouth, that could do a lot of damage.
But with Invisalign, there’s nothing to cut the inside of your mouth on. The clear aligners are made from a smooth plastic. That means they will be more comfortable in your mouth.
Call us TODAY at 561-877-3673 or use our convenient online form to schedule your appointment for Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. Suarez has helped many adults over the years straighten their smile with this modern orthodontic treatment.