Invisalign for Adults

Redefining Orthodontics with Invisalign®

The term “orthodontics” often conjures up an image of a teen adorned with a metallic grid on their teeth. While many patients still opt for traditional braces, the Invisalign® clear aligner system is making waves in the dental world.

Crafted from nearly invisible polyurethane plastic, these aligners are unique because they’re entirely removable. This means you can take them off during significant events, meal times, and especially during oral care routines.

However, this perk comes with a responsibility: wearers must avoid the temptation to remove them more than recommended.

Invisalign Clear Aligners are discreet and completely removable

Invisalign Benefits Unraveled. Invisalign offers several advantages:

Adult Adaptability: Adults’ jaws have completed their growth, meaning orthodontic appliances can’t make changes to jaw structure as they can in children.

Periodontal Concerns: Gum disease is more common in adults. While wearing orthodontic tools, gentle forces are exerted on teeth. If gums aren’t healthy during this process, it might result in bone loss, compromising your teeth’s future health.

Thus, any gum disease should be addressed before beginning orthodontic treatment. Regular dental cleanings and diligent at-home oral care during orthodontic treatment are essential.

The removable nature of Invisalign makes routine oral hygiene easier. There’s no need to navigate around brackets or wires, allowing for a more thorough clean.
Invisalign’s clear aligners are virtually unnoticeable, offering a more aesthetic and subtle orthodontic solution.
Without metal braces, there are no food restrictions. Enjoy your favorite foods without worry!
With no sharp edges or wires, Invisalign aligners tend to be more comfortable than traditional braces
For those who grind their teeth, Invisalign aligners can act as a protective barrier.

Invisalign technology has made significant strides, addressing many dental misalignments that previously required traditional braces. However, some cases might still be better suited for conventional braces, which can be discussed further.

The Mechanics of Invisalign

Invisalign operates on the same principle as traditional braces, using calculated forces to shift teeth into their desired positions. But, rather than metal, they employ a clear, flexible plastic.

Innovations for the Younger Crowd: Invisalign Teen

Recent enhancements make Invisalign more suited for teens. New “eruption tabs” reserve space for not-yet-fully-grown molars. Plus, the addition of “compliance indicators” to the aligners, which fade over time, helps monitor wear time.

This feature ensures that parents, dentists, and the teenagers themselves can confirm the aligners are worn as directed – a crucial aspect for successful treatment.

We have extensive experience with Invisalign and are certified InvisalignGold+ and Teen Providers

Maintaining Oral Health with Invisalign

One of Invisalign’s highlights is the ease of cleaning. Always remember:

  • Brush your teeth post every meal or snack to prevent food or plaque entrapment in the aligners, potentially causing tooth decay or gum issues.

  • Regularly clean your aligners by brushing and rinsing them with lukewarm water.

  • Remember, while Invisalign differs from braces, post-treatment care is equally crucial. Wear your retainers as directed post-treatment to ensure your new smile remains intact.

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