Can I be too old for orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. A quarter of all orthodontic patients are adults. The health of an individual’s teeth, gums and supporting bone is what is most important in determining the prospects for improving a person’s smile and dental health.
Today, more adults are undergoing orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons. Some people just want to improve the appearance of their teeth and face. Others have experienced crowding getting worse as they age. In some cases gum disease has caused teeth to move. Prior to beginning bridgework, teeth may have to be moved or uprighted in order to achieve a more acceptable result. Orthodontic treatment may be needed in order to correct a bad bite.
What is Invisalign®?
The Invisalign® system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the dazzling smile you’ve always dreamed of. Currently, this system is available for adult and some teenage cases usually to correct for mild crowding. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. adults. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined by your doctor, based on your specific needs.
Invisalign is made to fit your lifestyle!
- Clear, virtually invisible aligners, no bands, brackets, or wires.
- Removable, will not get in the way of your activities.
- Easy to remove to eat, brush and floss.
How long will treatment take?
Although the average treatment time is about 24 months, this varies with individual patients. Adult treatment may take longer than a child’s treatment. Other things to keep in mind are the severity of the problem, the health of the teeth, gums and supporting bone and how closely the patient follows instructions. While orthodontic treatment requires a time commitment, most people feel the benefits are well worth the time invested.
What are the benefits of Adult Orthodontics?
Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and to floss than teeth that are crowded, crooked, or spaced too far apart. Properly aligned teeth can help gums “fit” tighter around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.
Decreased Risk of Dental Trauma and Abnormal Wear
Properly aligned are less stressful on the supporting bone and jaw joints.
Invisalign. It’s never too late for a beautiful smile