Are you an older adult who would like straighter teeth but feel the time for orthodontic treatment has passed you by? Maybe you didn’t have braces as a child, or you did, and your teeth have since relapsed.
Invisalign - A Great Choice at Any Age
Many seniors believe or have been told that moving teeth later in life isn’t possible. But the fact is that, with the right treatment, your teeth can be straightened at any age.
The process works the same way as it does for younger adults; putting pressure on the teeth slowly but surely moves them into the desired position. Whether you want to reposition a few teeth or all your teeth, you definitely should consider Invisalign!
How Invisalign Moves Teeth
Unlike traditional orthodontics that use brackets and wires, Invisalign works with a series of clear plastic trays to move your teeth into the desired position. Most people wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and then progress to the next set in the series.
The length of treatment mainly depends on two things: the extent of misalignment you want to address and your willingness to wear the trays at least 22 hours a day, or as prescribed by your dentist or orthodontist.
Why Invisalign is a Good Choice for Seniors
One of the short-term drawbacks of metal braces is that they are difficult to maintain. Oral hygiene can be a nightmare; you’re limited because you can’t enjoy your favorite foods, and you have a mouthful of metal that announces to everyone that you’re being treated.
Who needs all that when you’re just trying to enjoy your retirement years?
Invisalign, on the other hand, eliminates all these inconveniences:
- Smooth plastic trays won’t irritate your mouth
- Crystal-clear aligners blend beautifully with your smile
- Removable trays make oral hygiene easy and productive
- No food restrictions because you can take the trays out for meals
Get Started with Your Fairfax Dentist
If you’re an older adult who’s interested in Invisalign orthodontics in Fairfax, VA, please call our office to arrange a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve the straight, beautiful smile you know you were born to have!