Many things change (more than we would like to admit) as we grow up and grow older. Most of us become set in our ways, at least to some extent. At this stage, you might be resistant to change, but your teeth are not! The myth that orthodontic treatment is only for kids is just that – a myth. Patients of any age can straighten their teeth with adult braces from Big Smile Dental.
Many people seem to have a phobia of metal braces. Rest assured, if you choose this option you will not be teleported back to high school. Life will go on, and rather normally. However, we understand that as a grown-up the metal mouth look can be a bit embarrassing. Additionally, cleaning your teeth around braces can be an exercise in frustration. Most adult patients prefer the convenience and beauty of Invisalign.
They are often called clear braces, but technically, they aren't braces at all. Invisalign treatment consists of a series of aligner trays. They are thin, lightweight, removable, and invisible. You won’t have bulky brackets glued to your teeth. Each tray is a one-piece unit, easily removed and replaced. There is nothing to adjust, and therefore no adjustment appointments. After you’ve worn a tray for two weeks, just throw it away and start wearing the next one in the series. You only need to come in about once every six weeks so we can check on your progress.
Invisalign aligners are invisible – most people will never know you are wearing orthodontics! This fact is reason enough for many people to choose Invisalign, but it is not the only benefit. They are also convenient. You can eat what you want and spend no extra time brushing and flossing.
Crooked or crowded teeth create spaces you can't clean, leading to decay and gum disease. Metal braces are a long-term solution, but they make oral hygiene even more challenging during your treatment. Aligner trays are removed for oral hygiene – you can get your teeth cleaner, so they stay healthier. Invisalign is a high tech company, and treatment plans are created using CAD/CAM 3D imaging. This means accurate, precision results.
If you think it's time for your teeth to start straightening up, call Big Smile Dental at 773-772-8400 and schedule an orthodontics consultation.