Choose Invisalign if You´re Looking for Style and Comfort

When adults come into our office for orthodontic treatment, it’s not uncommon for them to have a number of preconceived ideas about what options are available.

That’s understandable, considering that braces technology was quite a different animal than when they were kids. The good news? Our Invisalign adult orthodontic solutions may be quite different from what you’ve been expecting.

invisalign-adultBraces of the past were admittedly unattractive. Remember that kid in school with the orthodontic headgear? Yeah, no one wanted to be him.

It’s not surprising that many adults are reticent to go to the orthodontist when this is what they imagine when they hear the word “braces.”

But we’re here to tell you that the field of orthodontics has progressed much more than you probably realize. At Yardley Ortho, we offer not one, but two types of invisible braces: Incognito and Invisalign. In this blog, we’d like to present a few of the advantages enjoyed by adult patients using Invisalign.

Invisalign Adults: Ready, Set, Go!

Invisalign is a clear plastic aligner treatment system which have been custom-designed for your specific mouth. Once you place them over your teeth, they’re all but invisible!

This alternative orthodontic treatment has surged in popularity among adults, who understandably aren’t crazy about needing the more noticeable traditional braces. Invisalign is a subtle alternative to metal braces that gives you the chance to correct imperfections in your smile without attracting a lot of attention during the process. But that’s not all we love about Invisalign!

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

If you comply with your orthodontist’s recommendations, you’ll typically wear your Invisalign aligners for about 12 months, which is half the time it takes for traditional orthodontics treatment. You should wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day to finish in that 12 month period.

Why Do Patients Love Invisalign?

The aesthetic aspect of Invisalign is very important to our patients. However, there are several other pros of Invisalign:

  • Flexibility

Invisalign gives you the freedom of eating what you want, when you want. Simply remove your aligners (and put them in a safe place!) and enjoy! Just remember to brush your teeth before you reinsert your aligners.

  • Comfort

Metal braces can sometimes cause irritation due to the metal attachments rubbing against your gums. With Invisalign, you won’t encounter these problems because the (BPA-free) plastic is very mouth-friendly.

  • Better oral health

It can be difficult to keep traditional braces clean because there’s a whole lot of nooks and crannies to clean out with all that metal! Invisalign allows you to clean your teeth more thoroughly since you can remove the aligners while brushing. For this reason, Invisalign is associated with a lower incidence in cavities during and following treatment.

Invisalign Adults: Before and After

Though we’ve spent most of this blog discussing the benefits of the Invisalign process, we can’t lose sight of the purpose; Invisalign will give you an amazing smile! It’s not just an orthodontic treatment; Invisalign is a popular choice for adults interested in cosmetic dentistry because of the “lift” it gives your smile.

Start your journey towards a more attractive and confident smile today. Call Yardley Ortho at 215-968-5471 to get your consultation on Invisalign for adults!