Adults make up a large percentage of orthodontic patients. Mostly due to the convenience and alternative treatment options that are available thanks to modern orthodontics. Here are 3 reasons why adults are quickly becoming one of the largest groups of dental patients seeking treatment for tooth misalignment:
There are several types of invisible or low impact braces available. The most popular orthodontic option for adults is usually Invisalign braces. Invisalign invisible braces use clear plastic alignment trays that are similar in appearance to whitening trays or clear retainers. Each set of trays is worn for about two weeks before being changed out with the next set of aligners in the series. Over time, Invisalign has transformed your smile, all without the use of brackets and wires. Even better, Invisalign braces are easy to keep clean and have no dietary restrictions (just take them out during your meals.) In addition to Invisalign, there are also tooth colored braces that work well for patients with more advanced orthodontic needs, but still make a very minimal impression when you smile or talk with other people. Tooth colored brackets are smaller, blend in naturally with your tooth enamel, and use low profile arch wires.
Orthodontic therapy is an effective treatment method for periodontal disease. Misaligned teeth are more likely to suffer from gum disease. Heavy tartar buildup, bone loss, food packing and bleeding gums in crowded or wide areas are normal. Correcting the alignment of these teeth has been shown to be an effective part of improving gum health.
Braces can extend the life of your smile.Teeth can wear prematurely when they are not aligned in a proper manner. Improper spacing can also cause other teeth to shift out of place or erupt too far out of the socket, advancing abnormal wear.
Posted on behalf of Executive Park Dentistry
Invisalign braces brought an entirely new perspective of treatment to the field of orthodontics. Initially targeted toward working professionals, Invisalign braces are now an appropriate treatment option for adults, teens and atypical orthodontic patients.
Perhaps the most appealing aspect of Invisalign braces is that they’re essential invisible when you’re wearing them. When you talk or smile, other people do not see the clear alignment trays on your teeth. Invisalign aligners are extremely comfortable to wear and make oral hygiene easy because you remove them to brush and floss. The trays are easily cleaned with a toothbrush and tap water, so you won’t have to worry about unsightly buildup around orthodontic brackets and wires.
Eating with Invisalign braces is easy. With traditional braces you have to avoid certain foods that can damage the braces or pack between the brackets. Invisalign alignment trays are removed during meals, so you can eat or drink anything that you want to.
Invisalign braces are the most comfortable orthodontic treatment option available. Because they are customized to fit smoothly along each of your teeth, there are no rough edges, wires or brackets that can irritate your lips, gums or tongue. Adjustments are not needed either, so each set of trays fits comfortably from day one.
The treatment with Invisalign braces involves a series of alignment trays that are worn for several weeks and then changed out with the next set in the series. Several sets are sent home each time with the Invisalign patient, preventing the need for additional visits to the orthodontic office and saving you valuable time.
Invisalign helps correct various needs ranging from mild to severe tooth misalignment, but not everyone is a candidate. Contact your dentist or orthodontist for a consultation to determine if Invisalign braces are an option for you.
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