Adults often think it’s too late for them to get their teeth straightened. Not so! Just about anybody with healthy teeth and gums can have their teeth straightened. In fact, our Surrey dentists consider Invisalign to be an ideal treatment option for adults. Here are a few reasons why.
Although most people associate orthodontic treatment with children and teenagers, more and more adults are choosing to get their teeth straightened these days.
A big part of the reason for this is the availability of lower profile orthodontic treatment options that aren’t as obvious visally as traditional metal braces are.
When it comes to orthodontic treatment, adults are often put off by the idea of wearing metal braces because they can’t really be hidden, and can create a youthful look that is not necessarily compatible with the professional appearance they want to maintain in the workplace.
There are also certain social pressures to consider; potential adults orthodontic patients feel they would be self-conscious wearing traditional braces in social settings.
The fact remains, though, that straight teeth are a very important part of your oral health, and orthodontic treatment should not be avoided simply because of aesthetic concerns. This is especially true now that orthodontic treatment options like Invisalign are available.
How Invisalign Helps
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that straighten teeth just like metal braces do. The important difference is that they are clear, meaning that they are very difficult to see, and indeed almost invisible, when worn.
Invisalign aligners can also be removed to eat, and to brush and floss teeth, which makes them a very convenient option for adulst who don't want to take on big changes to their diets or routines.
This aspect makes Invisalign a great choice for adults who are concerned about aesthetics.