When it comes to needing an orthodontic treatment, most adults are not happy to hear that they need an orthodontic treatment. This is because they immediately assume that they will need metal braces. Metal braces are not the most comfortable treatment nor are they the most aesthetic treatment. They also have the stigma surrounded them that only teenagers should wear them. Fortunately, at Pope, DDS, we want all of our patients to receive the treatments they need and want in the most comfortable way possible. This is why we offer Invisalign for adults. Adults should consider Invisalign at our Walnut Creek dental office to straighten their smile.
Invisalign is Discreet
The top reason that adults should consider Invisalign in Walnut Creek is that it is a discreet treatment. Metal braces are obvious, although there are some braces out there that have clear brackets and wires. This option is less obvious than metal braces but it is still noticeable. A more discreet option for braces is Invisalign treatment. Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible clear aligners made of thin plastic. When you’re wearing the aligners, people will hardly be able to tell that you’re wearing them unless they are especially close to your mouth. This means you can walk around smiling and speaking confidently without worrying that someone is staring at your mouth. When it comes to getting braces as an adult, one of the top reasons adults will avoid the treatment is because they don’t want people to stare at their mouth. With Invisalign, this is not the case, most people won’t even guess that you wear Invisalign aligners.
Invisalign is Comfortable
Another top reason that adults should consider Invisalign treatment is because it is a comfortable option. Metal braces are a highly uncomfortable option, with the sharp metal brackets and pokey wire. You will regularly scratch up your cheeks, tongue, and lip on the uncomfortable braces. You will also find great discomfort when you visit your orthodontist every 6 weeks for a whitening treatment. This tightening will be all at once and leave your mouth sore for the next few days.
When it comes to Invisalign treatment, however, you will find that the majority of your orthodontic treatment is quite comfortable. First, you will find that the thin plastic aligners are comfortable to wear. You are required to wear them for at least 22 hours per day, so making sure you have a comfortable treatment in your life is very important. The aligners are custom made to fit your teeth exactly, so you won’t scratch up your tongue, cheek or lip while wearing them. Every 2 weeks, you are instructed to switch out your current aligner for the next one in your treatment. This allows your teeth to gradually move into their correct position without the painful force of one tightening every 6 weeks.
Invisalign is Convenient
When it comes to convenience, no orthodontic treatment is as convenient as Invisalign treatment. Invisalign allows you to remove the aligners to eat and brush and floss your teeth. There is no list of food restrictions you can’t eat when you are undergoing Invisalign treatment. You simply remove the aligners every time you want to eat, eat your food, brush your teeth and aligners, then pop the aligners back in your mouth! It’s as simple as that. In addition, if you need to remove your aligners for a special event or occasion, it’s okay to do this every once in a while, as long as it’s not for more than a few hours. Next, Invisalign is convenient because you can remove the clear aligners to brush and floss your teeth. This allows your teeth to stay as healthy as possible throughout the duration of your treatment. Brushing and flossing with metal braces is quite difficult and most patients’ dental health seems to suffer because of it.
Invisalign is Fast
Another reason that adults should consider Invisalign is because Invisalign is known to be a faster treatment than traditional braces. This is because it’s easier to pop in a new aligner every two weeks than it is to schedule a visit with your orthodontist every 6 weeks. It’s normal for appointments to be delayed when you have traditional braces. This can lead to a longer treatment time. The average time it takes for a patient to complete Invisalign treatment is anywhere from 6 months to a year. Most metal braces treatments will take anywhere from one to three years.
Invisalign vs Metal Braces
We have outlined the majority of the differences between metal braces and Invisalign previously but when it comes to adults who need orthodontics, there are a few other reasons we recommend that adults consider Invisalign. Invisalign treatment is not only easier to hide, but it’s an easier treatment. With Invisalign, you have an ease of mind knowing that you will never have to deal with a broken bracket or a protruding wire. The worst that can happen is that your Invisalign aligners cracks, but this is highly unlikely. The treatment process for Invisalign requires fewer visits to the dentist and therefore more time to yourself. When it comes to cost, Invisalign costs a bit more than metal braces, but the benefits outweigh these costs.
Invisalign is Perfect for Adults
Invisalign is the perfect treatment option for adults. With the comfort, convenience, and discreetness of Invisalign, adults can’t come up with an excuse as to why Invisalign wouldn’t be a good option for them. They can hide their treatment from their colleagues, eat whatever they want, and smile with confidence.
Schedule an Invisalign Consultation Today
If you read the above and realized it’s time to consider Invisalign, it’s time to give our Walnut Creek dentist a call today to schedule a consultation for Invisalign at Pope Dental. Our dentist is happy to meet with you to discuss your goals and to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you. Give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment today!