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Invisalign: Orthodontics for Adults

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Many adults wish they could improve the positioning and appearance of crooked, crowded teeth, or teeth with wide gaps. While braces are something they always wanted to have growing up, they just simply weren’t an option for their family. Now that they can afford orthodontic treatment on their own, they don’t want to sacrifice the aesthetics that metal brackets and wires bring along with the treatment.

Thanks to Invisalign invisible braces, adults can straighten their teeth without wearing conventional braces. Instead, these clear, virtually invisible alignment trays will gradually move your teeth over a short duration of time without any wires or brackets at all. Each set of alignment trays places gentle amounts of pressure on the teeth, moving them into the desired position. The sets of trays are changed out every two or three weeks to progress in your treatment.

It’s recommended that you wear the trays for at least 20 hours a day. Invisalign patients love the fact that oral hygiene is a breeze, because you simply remove the trays and then brush and floss as normal. You can also eat whatever you want, taking the trays out during your meals and then putting them back in when you’re done. No more worrying about whether or not a piece of lettuce or bread is stuck between brackets!

The slim design of Invisalign trays makes them almost completely invisible to other people. Each tray is custom formed to your specific teeth, and is extremely comfortable to wear. There are no irritating wire areas to rub your gums, cheeks, or cause irritation. If you choose to have Invisalign, you’ll also have fewer, shorter appointments, making them easy to fit into your busy schedule.

Posted on the behalf of Sarah Roberts


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