Because effective Invisalign use requires a certain level of care and responsibility, we typically recommend this treatment option for adults and older teens. By exercising a little attention to detail, these patients can experience a host of benefits, including:
Convenience: With its removable aligner trays, Invisalign allows you the flexibility to eat and drink whatever and whenever you want to. The same goes for brushing and flossing. This treatment also requires fewer and shorter office appointments, because patients simply switch to their next tray instead of visiting the orthodontist for a braces adjustment.
Comfort: Braces use metal brackets and wires to exert pressure on your teeth and correct their spacing and alignment. Patients can feel this pressure, especially during adjustments, and the metal materials can also cause pinching, scratching, and irritation in the mouth’s soft tissues. Invisalign’s smooth, close-fitting aligner trays help eliminate those feelings of pressure and irritation. This extra attention to your comfort also means you can continue with activities like sports and playing instruments without interrupting or changing your routine.
Virtual Invisibility: While traditional braces can be noticeable and uncomfortable, Invisalign blends in with your teeth to give you a natural smile. This feat is accomplished through the use of custom-made, clear plastic aligners. For older teens or adults, Invisalign offers a great way to get fast, effective treatment without feeling self-conscious or behind the curve.