5 Ways Adults Win With InvisalignApril 27th, 2017
So many people get braces when they’re a teenager or pre-teen that braces are linked with that age. But instead of making you look young, braces can make you look out of place. That’s because few adults wear braces (and so many teens do).
However, many adults have need of orthodontic treatment. A straight, even smile isn’t just for young people. And by calling our Geismar, LA dental office, you can skip braces and go for Invisalign clear aligners. These do not have any metal or wires, but they straighten your teeth so your smile looks great again. Dr. Bessonet is recognized as an official Invisalign provider, meaning he has the training and skill to use Invisalign right.
Why Adults Can Have Crooked Teeth
Some adults have perfect teeth and never need another orthodontic treatment. For the rest of us, here are some reasons why teeth can get crooked during adulthood.
Your Teeth Never Stand Still: Some people think that, once you had braces, your teeth are set for life. Unfortunately, that is not true. Every time you chew, you’re putting pressure on your teeth. Do that for as many years as you have, and it’s no small wonder that your teeth have moved a bit. They might not be incredibly crooked, but many adults have small but unsightly gaps.
Injuries And Accidents Happen: The older you get, the more likely it is that something happened to your teeth. Some get into sports injuries that chip or crack teeth. Others lose a tooth to gum disease or cavities and don’t get it replaced right away. All of this can make your once-straight teeth crooked again.
Not Everyone Gets Braces: There’s no law that says you have to get braces as a teenager. Many don’t have a serious problem with their teeth, so they skip it. Others can find orthodontics too expensive. Either way, they end up with a worse problem now than in their teens.
Invisalign Is Great For Adults
This modern orthodontic treatment uses clear plastic trays that fit snugly over your teeth. You’ll get several at each visit, and they’ll all shaped just a bit different. This difference is what gently guides your teeth to where they belong. But besides finally having a straight, aligned smile, here is why Invisalign is great for adults.
- Invisalign is much more comfortable than braces.
When you have metal braces, things can be uncomfortable. It’s not hard to catch the inside of your lip or cheek on the brackets, cutting yourself over and over again. But with Invisalign, you’re wearing smooth plastic. There’s nothing to catch on, so you won’t cut yourself.
- Invisalign can have 1-2 years of your time.
Orthodontics must be taken slowly so you don’t hurt your teeth or bone in the process. But there’s slow, and then there’s really slow. Traditional braces normally take 2-3 years before your teeth are straight. That means 2-3 years of eating restrictions, dental visits, and a metallic smile. With Invisalign, the process can be done in as little as six months to a year. By going with Invisalign, you could be saving yourself years of orthodontic treatment.
- Invisalign doesn’t require lifestyle changes.
With traditional braces, you have to make a few changes to your life. There are many foods you cannot eat. You also have to be careful not to get hit in the mouth or you could seriously hurt your lips. Invisalign clear aligners can be taken out at any time. That means there are no eating restrictions. And because they’re made from plastic, they actually protect your teeth in case of an accident.
- Invisalign will keep your teeth stain-free.
To get the metal brackets of braces to stick to your teeth, you’ll have to get them cemented on. Otherwise, they’ll pop right off and not straighten your teeth. Since you have to wear them for 2-3 years, there’s a real chance your teeth will be stained by that cement. This is not a problem with Invisalign since they don’t need any cement or adhesive. Just put them over your teeth, and they stay there to do their job.
- Invisalign is almost invisible on your teeth.
The biggest problem adults have with braces is how they’re so obvious. Unless you can never open your mouth, people are going to see the metal and wires. But Invisalign is made from clear plastic. Once worn, it will be very hard for people to realize you’re getting orthodontic treatment.
Call our Geismar, LA dental office TODAY at 225-963-5548 and schedule your first appointment for Invisalign clear aligners. As an Invisalign provider, Dr. Bessonet is ready to help you skip the braces but still get a straight, aligned smile.