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One of the many questions our dental practice receives is: "Are Invisalign for adults or just kids and teens?" Invisalign aligners are the perfect solution for adults, kids, and teens. However, each patient is unique, so check with your dentist first before committing to this amazing teeth alignment solution. The benefits of Invisalign at any age are endless. Since Invisalign are made out of clear plastic, they can be removed when brushing and eating. Metal braces, on the other hand, contain brackets and wires that remain permanently in place until your dentist removes them.
Metal braces move all of your teeth at once, whereas invisible aligners move certain teeth at a time. You'll receive a new set of aligners every few weeks. Here are seven reasons why adults should invest in Invisalign aligners.
The Latest Invisalign Technology, Right Here in Port Washington, NY.
Searching for an Invisalign dentist in Port Washington, NY? Look no further than 3V Dental Associates! Invisalign, a rising star among our cosmetic dental procedures, are aligners that involve the use of 3d technology. This requires your orthodontist to create an individualized treatment plan so you know what to expect. There are no surprises with this cosmetic treatment. First, the dentist takes several impressions and x-rays of your teeth, so he or she can create a 3D image of your teeth. This allows your orthodontist to come up with a guideline to straighten your teeth.
With this plan in place, you'll receive your first set of custom-made aligners. You'll receive a new set of aligners every two weeks until your treatment ends.
No Food Restrictions
Metal braces come with a long list of food restrictions. Patients who wear them must avoid hard or rough foods such as burgers, croutons, fruit, hard bread, meat, raw vegetables, and thin crust pizza. That's not the case with Invisalign dental treatment. When you wear these invisible aligners, you can continue eating your favorite foods.
You just remove them whenever you eat or drink. This also makes brushing and flossing your teeth easier since you remove them. The most important rule of Invisalign aligners is that you must wear them up to 22 hours each day. If you don't stick to this commitment, you'll prolong treatment and the desired results won't happen as quickly as you'd like. You can reduce those time gaps by brushing and flossing immediately after eating.
Reduced Treatment Time
Invisalign clear aligners take as long as metal braces when it comes to teens. But the treatment time is shorter for most adults. There are also advanced orthodontic treatments that you can use in conjunction with the Invisalign aligners to increase the treatment process.
No Pain or Discomfort
One big advantage of invisible aligners is that they don't irritate or hurt your teeth. That's a common complaint among patients who wear metal braces. They're also complaining about how tight and uncomfortable they are. They also fear of getting their braces stuck on something.
However, you may experience mild soreness the first few days as your teeth adjust to the aligners. After that period ends, you shouldn't experience any issues. You shouldn't have to worry about the adjustment period, as it's only temporary. Patients have fewer adjustments with Invisalign aligners than those with metal braces. The clear aligners are much more comfortable to wear and don't require follow-up appointments.
More Affordable Options
Most patients fear that they can't afford invisible aligners, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. Most Invisalign aligners are cheaper than metal braces. Of course, everyone's financial situation is different, so you should research the pros and cons of each cosmetic treatment to find the best solution for you. Some orthodontists offer health insurance and payment options that can help reduce the cost for treatment.
Patients who use Invisalign aligners experience a boost in their self-esteem. That's because their crooked teeth and misalignment issues are being treated immediately. Not only will these aligners instantly transform your smile, but you don't have to worry about metal showing. When you choose Invisalign, you don't have to feel self-conscious during the treatment process. Most of your family and friends won't even know that you're wearing invisible braces.
Treats Many Problems
Invisalign aligners treat a wide variety of problems. The most common treatment solutions include malocclusion, overbite, protruding teeth, and underbite. Other patients turn to this solution to treat their gapped teeth. There are also some who wear plastic aligners to treat crossbite and overcrowding of teeth.
Elastics used along with Invisalign aligners make it possible to treat a wide variety of dental issues. Whether you choose Invisalign or metal braces, it's important to treat your smile as soon as possible. Most of these problems can lead to gum disease which causes tooth loss at an early age. You only have one set of teeth, so it's important to treat those issues as soon as you can.
Your oral health also reflects your overall health. Gum disease and tooth decay often lead to other health problems such as heart disease. Thinking about Invisalign for you or your little one? Contact a Smile Consultant today at 3V Dental Associates and find out why our dental team is ranked #1 dentist on Long Island!