Many adults think it’s too late for them to get orthodontic treatment, but in fact anyone with healthy teeth and gums can have their teeth straightened. Our Delta dentists consider Invisalign to be an ideal treatment option for adults. Here’s why.
Most people associate orthodontic treatment with kids and teens, but these days, it's becoming more and more common for adults to get orthodontic treatment that they missed out on when they were younger.
This is due in part to the availability of discreet orthodontic treatment options that make it less obvious that the person is undergoing treatment.
Many adults are put off by the idea of wearing metal braces because of how conspicuous they are. Braces just aren't compatible with the professional appearance they want to maintain in the workplace.
For others, there are social considerations to weigh; they feel they'd be self-conscious wearing traditional braces in social settings.
These are perfectly valid concerns, but the fact remains that straight teeth are healthier than misaligned ones. They're easier to clean, and don't become damaged as easily, or cause pain. In short, you shouldn't avoid orthodontic treatment just because of aesthetic concerns.
Fortunately, there are options like Invisalign are available today. Adult orthodontic patients need no longer worry about how their orthodontic appliances will look when worn.
Invisalign's clear plastic aligners straighten teeth just like metal braces do. The benefit is that they are clear, and therefore difficult to see when worn — almost invisible, in fact.
This makes Invisalign a fantastic option for adults with concerns about aesthetics.