Are you considering Invisalign to correct your smile? Did you know about 20% of all orthodontic patients are adults? While your teeth may be more comfortable in the their place than if you were 11 years old getting braces, it is still possible and easier than ever to move your teeth into a more functional and aesthetically pleasing alignment.
If you have been looking into orthodontic treatment and are not sure where to go, Dunegan Orthodontics specializes in orthodontic treatment for adults, teens and children! We are centrally located in Gainesville, VA, and Dr. Dunegan & Dr. Cole happen to be Gainesville’s most experienced orthodontist and Invisalign provider. We are pleased to offer Invisalign to adults and teens.
Here are some of the reasons why adults love Invisalign and are choosing it at a higher rate than ever before.
Though most people start off their Invisalign treatment self-conscious about whether people can see their aligners (as if they were actually wearing metal braces), the truth is that no one will be able to tell you are wearing them unless you tell them you are. There will be a few days of adjustment. During the first few days of wearing the aligners, you will probably notice it is more difficult to speak, but your mouth will adjust to the extra bulk around your teeth, (which is less than traditional braces). This solution is far less noticeable than having metal or even clear braces and a wire across the front of your teeth.
Eat and Drink, Brush and Floss
Traditional braces come with dietary restrictions. They are imposed to maintain the structure and function of the braces system. The same restrictions DO NOT APPLY in Invisalign. Invisalign is removable and therefore you are able to eat or drink (coffee) whatever you want. It should be noted that clean aligners need to be placed on clean teeth.
With the removability of Invisalign, you gain complete access to your normal oral hygiene routine involving brushing after each meal and flossing daily. Maintaining good oral hygiene will be a benefit to you during and after your Invisalign treatment period.
Invisalign aligners straighten your teeth gradually. Invisalign patients usually find they experience less discomfort than patients wearing metal brackets and wires. The adjustment period is much shorter as there are no rough brackets or edges to the aligners and therefore fewer mouth sores with Invisalign. Whether you are a busy parent or a busy professional, having less pain and discomfort is a bonus.
Invisalign requires few office visits. Why? There is nothing to take apart, replace or adjust with Invisalign. You will switch out your aligners every two weeks for a new set, but you will not need an appointment for that. Most likely, you will have scheduled office visits every 8-10 weeks so Dr. Dunegan or Dr. Cole can make sure you are on the right track.
It is not too late to have straight teeth and a beautiful, confident smile. Dunegan & Cole Orthodontics is dedicated to giving you a beautiful smile at any age. Straight teeth are healthy teeth. Call us today to get started 703.753.4777 or request a complimentary consultation online.