Traditional metal wire-and-bracket braces are very effective at correcting crooked teeth, adjusting bite profile, and providing you with a beautifully straight smile. Unfortunately, they do carry a bit of a stigma, especially among adults.
Adult braces are often seen as embarrassing, and this has prevented quite a few people from getting the orthodontic treatment that they need to have a beautiful smile.
Braces can also be less effective for adults, as the teeth require more force and time to be moved, compared to the teeth of a still-growing teenager. So if you are an adult and would like orthodontic treatment, but are too old for braces, what should you do?
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic correction system that uses removable hard plastic trays to correct the position of the teeth. These trays are similar in shape and size to a retainer.
By applying gradual, even pressure to the teeth, Invisalign trays can correct crooked teeth, minor bite issues, and misaligned teeth, resulting in a perfectly beautiful smile.
Invisalign treatments usually take about a year. During this time, you’ll wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, and brush your teeth.
About every 2 weeks, you will get a new set of aligners from Dr. Moeckel or Dr. Lee. You will also have a checkup about every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing properly.
The Advantages Of Invisalign For Adults
If Invisalign is the right orthodontic option for you, getting treatment at Carmel Mountain Dental Care comes with all the benefits you’re looking forward to.
- Comfortable – Metal braces have brackets and wires that can poke your mouth and gums, causing discomfort. They also apply pressure unevenly after adjustment, causing some pain and soreness in the teeth. In contrast, Invisalign aligners apply gentle and even pressure, resulting in a more comfortable orthodontic correction experience.
- Removable – Invisalign can be removed, which is great for maintaining your oral hygiene. Unlike braces, you don’t have to brush and floss around metal brackets and wires.
- Invisible – This is one of the biggest advantages Invisalign has for adults. The clear plastic aligners are nearly invisible, and do not affect your speech or smile. Nobody has to know that you’re wearing Invisalign, unless you want them to!
- Convenient – Invisalign does not require biweekly adjustments, unlike traditional braces. This means you don’t have to spend nearly as much time in the dentist’s chair!
Get An Invisalign Consultation At Carmel Mountain Dental Care Now!
If you’re an adult in Rancho Bernardo area who is interested in the many benefits of Invisalign, don’t wait another second. Contact Carmel Mountain Dental Care at (858) 484-4880 to schedule your initial Invisalign consultation, or stop by our office at 9310 Carmel Mountain Rd Ste. A, San Diego, CA 92129