For many adults who wish they had straighter teeth, the regret of not getting braces back in middle or high school when all your friends had them is very real. Maybe your parents couldn’t afford braces for you at the time. Or maybe you were afraid of the pain all your friends were complaining about with their metal wires and brackets.
And perhaps that was fine with you at the time. In fact, it was kind of nice not having to deal with the constant dental appointments, the embarrassment of having the remains of lunch all curled up in your braces or having to wear headgear at a sleepover. Who needed all that?!
But whatever your reasons for living with a metal-free mouth in your teens, now you wish you hadn’t. You’d give anything to go back to those years and suffer right along with your metal mouthed, headgeared buddies. But time has run out on the chance to have a straight, beautiful smile. Right?
Dr. Duffield and our team at Duffield Dentistry are letting you in on the best invention in modern orthodontics! We offer Invisalign, the clear winner for your journey to straight teeth.
We understand that traditional braces are fine for younger kids (although kids might disagree!), but the time investment that metal braces require are an inconvenience for adults. You’re not as concerned about the financial cost as you are the cost to your lifestyle.
That’s why Invisalign is the perfect orthodontic solution for adults. It uses a series of clear, plastic trays that you wear for most of the day, roughly 21 hours, except when you eat, brush, and floss. The removable trays are easily kept clean and can be cared for as part of your oral hygiene routine.
Keep reading to learn about more reasons Invisalign is the clear winner in adult orthodontics!
Invisalign Is More Comfortable Than Traditional Braces
Wearing braces is different for everyone, but one of the common complaints you remember hearing from friends in school was how painful they were. The reasons for the pain and discomfort probably varied between hard edges of the metal wires that poked the inside of the cheek and the monthly tightening ritual they had to endure at the orthodontist’s office.
Metal braces are still a frequently used and highly effective treatment for straightening teeth, and normally, any pain a wearer experiences is minor and temporary. But with Invisalign, you don’t have to deal with any of that.
The plastic trays are smooth and comfortable. There are also no wires to tighten in order to achieve the symmetry you’re looking for. Instead, you change out the trays every two weeks which gradually and gently align your teeth.
Invisalign Straightens Teeth Faster Than Traditional Braces
Invisalign is also a huge time saver for adults who are looking for a faster orthodontic solution than the years of time needed for traditional braces to straighten teeth. Usually, Invisalign can render the same results in only a year, but Dr. Duffield can assess your particular needs and the time investment it would mean for you.
You also save time on the oral hygiene front. Maybe not at first because you will need to take a moment to clean your trays. Doing this at the same time as your regular brushing and flossing makes the adjustment an easier one. But eventually, you’ll get used to the proper care and maintenance and then realize you’re saving a lot of time because you don’t have to pick a ton of food particles out of your braces after every meal!
Invisalign allows you to remove the trays when you eat, so you don’t have to deal with all the post-meal hassle that your friends did back in school.
Invisalign Is More Discreet Than Traditional Braces
Finally, we’ve made it to the most obvious advantage of choosing Invisalign: their look. The truth is, unless you tell someone you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, chances are they won’t be able to tell you’re wearing Invisalign.
You’re an adult, and as an adult, you don’t want to have to shout to the world that you’re wearing braces. With Invisalign clear aligners, you won’t have to! You can speak to business prospects, customers, subordinates, supervisors, potential clients, friends, and acquaintances with confidence.
Time hasn’t run out on your chance to have the beautifully straight smile you’ve always wanted. So what are you waiting for? Call us today at (248) 721-4502 or fill out our online form for an appointment and find out if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment for you!