Reasons Adults Choose Invisalign


Dentist near Belleville IL Offering InvisalignInvisalign is a revolutionary smile-straightening treatment that continues to gain popularity with adults. Instead of metal braces, adults can wear a series of clear, nearly invisible aligners to comfortably move their teeth into ideal position over a set period of time. Invisalign ranks high in effectiveness as well as patient satisfaction.

Here are some top reasons you may choose Invisalign as an adult for your crooked or imperfect smile:

You had braces as a child or teen, but didn’t wear your retainer. Unfortunately, a large number of orthodontic patients forgo wearing their retainer as early as 12 to 18 months after their braces come off. This commonly results in shifting teeth and a return of orthodontic concerns as an adult. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to wear metal braces again. Those who wore braces in the past and need corrective treatment now can achieve excellent results with Invisalign. However, you should know that after treatment, you will need to be diligent about wearing a retainer to maintain your straight smile.

Your career involves making face-to-face connections with others or requires you to be in the public eye. The cosmetic concern of traditional braces is heightened as an adult, especially if you have a job where you must make a good first impression on others or you frequently speak in front of the public. Whether you are a salesman, a teacher or a politician, choosing a more discreet treatment option such as Invisalign could be the best decision for your self-confidence as well as your career success.

You simply don’t have time for frequent office visits. Let’s face it; life gets busy. Whether you are a young career-oriented adult or a parent of multiple kids, it can be difficult to fit orthodontic visits into your demanding calendar. With Invisalign, you can enjoy much fewer office visits compared to metal braces – once every four to six weeks is typically all that is required.

You have a big event in the near future. Do you have an upcoming wedding, reunion or other special event that you don’t want to flash metal braces for? Invisalign is the way to go. While most people won’t know you are wearing your aligners, you are free to remove your aligners altogether for special outings or milestones.

You are sensitive to dental discomfort. Traditional braces require tightening and adjustments of the wires to move your teeth. This can create soreness within your teeth. In addition, the brackets may cause friction and irritation on your cheeks, lips and tongue. If you aren’t sure you are tough enough to withstand this type of dental discomfort as an adult, you’ll appreciate the smooth and gentle design of Invisalign.

You have mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Invisalign is proven effective for a wide variety of orthodontic issues, from crowding and overbites to large spacing and more. As long as your misalignment concerns aren’t severe, you should be able to gain ideal results with Invisalign instead of metal braces.

Soft Touch Dentistry invites you to schedule a consultation to determine your candidacy for Invisalign as an adult. After an exam and special 3D images of your teeth, you can be on your way to a straight and confident smile!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Sarah Thompson, Soft Touch Dentistry
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