Adults often think it’s too late for them to get orthodontic treatment, but the fact is that anyone with healthy teeth and gums can have their teeth straightened. Our Surrey dentists consider Invisalign to be an ideal treatment option for adults. Here’s why.
Orthodontic treatment is typically associated with kids and teens, but these days, more and more adults are getting orthodontic treatment that they missed out on when they were younger.
This is partly due to the availability of discreet orthodontic treatment options that aren’t as easy to see as traditional metal braces are.
Many adults are put off by the idea of wearing metal braces because they're just so obvious. For some, braces just don't seem compatible with the professional appearance they want to maintain in the workplace.
For others, there are social pressures to consider; they feel they'd be self-conscious wearing traditional braces in social settings.
Although these are valid concerns, the fact remains that straight teeth are simply healthier than their misaligned counterparts. They're much easier to clean, and don't become damaged as easily, or cause pain. Orthodontic treatment should not be avoided simply because of aesthetic concerns.
Fortunately, now that options like Invisalign are available, adult orthodontic patients need no longer worry themselves about how their orthodontic appliances will look when worn.
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that straighten teeth just like metal braces do. The important difference is that they are clear, and therefore difficult to see (almost invisible, in fact) when worn.
This aspect makes Invisalign a superb treatment option for adults with concerns about aesthetics.