Adults often believe that it’s too late for them to get orthodontic treatment. But that's not the case! As long as you have healthy teeth and gums, you can have your teeth straightened. Our Surrey dentists consider Invisalign an ideal treatment option for adults.
Orthodontic treatment, especially in the form of traditional braces, is often associated with children and teenagers. However, in recent years, more and more adults have been getting orthodontic treatment than ever before.
This is mostly due to the availability of lower profile orthodontic treatment options that aren’t as “visible” as traditional metal braces are. Like Invisalign!
Many adults are understandably put off by the idea of wearing metal braces for months or years, because they can’t really be hidden. This can interfere with the professional appearance they want to maintain in the workplace.
There are also social factors to consider; many adults feel they would be self-conscious wearing traditional braces in social settings. And indeed, wearing braces can be inconvenient in social settings too, because they can make eating messing, and come with a variety of food restrictions as well.
In spite of all this, straight, even teeth are a very important part of your oral health, and orthodontic treatment should not be avoided simply because of aesthetic or practical concerns. But now that Invisalign is available, we can do away with these concerns completely!
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners. They straighten teeth just like metal braces do. The difference? They are clear, and so practically invisible when worn, and they are removable during treatment. This means you can just take them out to eat, and pop them back in when you're done (after brushing your teeth, of course!).
Their convenience and transparency are two of the main reasons Invisalign is such a great choice for busy, active adults with concerns about appearance.