You might not have been able to correct teeth alignment issues as a teen, but the good news is it is never too late. Invisalign for adults works to straighten teeth and align jaws as effectively as braces can. Now you can fix your smile without anyone noticing until they get to see your confident new look. The one thing you should note is that your treatment time may be longer than it would have been in your younger years…
Is Invisalign orthodontics treatment effective for adults?
Invisalign for adults is a great and effective treatment for many orthodontic issues. They can treat a variety of issues like:
What makes them even better is that they do not cost much more if any than traditional metal braces and are much less expensive than lingual braces. Why is that important? Lingual braces are a treatment of choice for adults who do not want to have their braces be visible, but in many cases they cost between $8,000 and $12,000. Invisalign comes in at between $3,000 and $7,000. That way, adults can get the orthodontic treatment they want nearly invisibly at a price that doesn’t break the bank.
Can Invisalign make my teeth just as perfect as braces can do?
Yes! They have some limitations in that they cannot fix major bite alignment issues, or malocclusions, like braces can, but they can do a lot. Original versions were more limited in their capacity, but Invisalign has continued to innovate and create ways to do more.
The Invisalign ClinCheck software and SmartForce attachments give Invisalign a power it hadn’t had before. The SmartForce attachments affix to strategic teeth and applies a bit more pressure on key teeth to move them into place, meaning Invisalign can do more than ever before.
What does it mean when my Invisalign begins to feel loose?
This is actually a good sign! If your Invisalign aligners start to feel loose, it means that your teeth have moved to the new position and it is time to get your next set of aligners. You may notice it right at the time you are set to get your new trays or you may notice it a bit sooner.
Do you really have to wear Invisalign for 22 hours?
Yes, you do need to wear them for 22 hours for them to be the most effective. You can take them out to eat, to make an important speech or take some photos, and brush and floss. But for them to work correctly, you need to put them right back in and wear them for at least 20 hours and preferably 22 hours a day.
Not wearing them consistently, or worse, not replacing a lost tray, can mean your teeth will drift right back to where they were. Here is one way to get at least 6 to 9 hours a day – wear them while you sleep! It’s the easiest way to get at least 1/3 of your wearing time in without even noticing you are doing so. Aligners living with Invisalign means keeping them in so they can do their work.
Teeth straightening for adults
Teeth straightening for adults is something many adults are now considering. There are several reasons why:
- Adults are often in a financial position to be able to get braces
- More and more dental plans are offering some coverage for adult orthodontia
- Adults are taking their kids to the Miami Shores orthodontist for braces and are realizing that they can get braces, too
While it often will take longer for an adult when compared to a teen because the matrix in the jaw has set solid, braces are still effective and can address alignment problems that they haven’t been able to fix.
Also, some adults have experienced dental trauma from sports or an auto accident, and they can use braces to fix the issue. Or, if a tooth had to be pulled due to damage or decay, an adult can get braces and close the gap.
Sometimes just over time teeth drift or cross over each other. As an adult, you can fix this problem and restore your mouth to health.
Invisalign locations near me
If you want to find the best Invisalign for adults locations near you, you can do a search in your favorite internet search engine, or you can visit the Invisalign site and use their find a doctor search. No matter which method you choose, you should do a little more research and check out the ratings of the doctors who come up in your search, along with looking at testimonials or reviews to see what your experience might be like.
Nothing can beat an in-person visit, though, when you can meet the Miami Shores orthodontist for braces and his or her team to see what kind of payment plans they offer and also if they are people you want to work with for the next few months or couple of years.
Is Invisalign good for 12-year-olds?
New Invisalign treatments are great for 12 year olds. They call this the Invisalign First program. Invisalign works for teens adults little smiles and helps them all get great smiles, even if you have a class II malocclusion.
They can help kids correct crowded or gapped teeth, and do so comfortably without any brackets or wires. Teens and tweens can remove their aligners and brush and floss like they always have. And parents have a check that they can do to make sure their kids are wearing the Invisalign like they should. Little blue dots tell parents easily whether their children are wearing their trays as they should and thus they can monitor their progress.
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Call us at (786) 540-1919 to schedule a free orthodontic exam.