There’s a common misconception that orthodontic treatment is for children and teens. Most adults feel that if they missed out on orthodontic treatment as a child, they are pretty much out of luck.
It’s true that you see more kids in braces than adults. One reason is that we can catch orthodontic problems early and provide appropriate interventive treatment. Another is that many parents who didn’t get orthodontic treatment want to give their kids the opportunity they didn’t have. They sacrifice their treatment so their children can get the care they need.
However, these things certainly don’t mean adults—even older adults—cannot be treated. Today more and more adults understand the esthetic and oral health benefits of having a straighter smile. They realize that orthodontic treatment may contribute to healthier teeth for a lifetime—as well a smile that is aesthetically pleasing!
One of the biggest hurdles for most adults is the idea of spending years with uncomfortable brackets and wires on their teeth. They envision the embarrassment of making that important presentation with a piece of spinach hanging off one of their brackets.
However, we now have adult orthodontic options that do away with those problems. Treatments like Invisalign clear aligners now allow you to choose orthodontics that fit an adult lifestyle.
Invisalign is one example of a major step forward in adult orthodontic treatment:
- The crystal-clear aligners are virtually unnoticeable to others. No one will know you’re having treatment unless you tell them!
- Invisalign aligners are comfortable enough to wear all the time, but they are removable so you can take them out for your presentation or when you’re having dinner with an important client. When you finish, you can brush and floss your teeth and pop the aligners back in.
- Treatment with Invisalign is fast, and we can often achieve desired results in as little as a year. And since you will be switching to a new set of aligners every two weeks or so, you will stay motivated because you will see and feel the progress.
Please Call Us to Learn More
We offer a broad range of cosmetic dentistry services at our Fairfax, VA dental office, including Invisalign treatment. If you would like to learn more, please call us so we can arrange a convenient consultation to see if Invisalign treatment is right for you.