Invisalign as an Adult – What’s it Like?
When you hear the word orthodontics, it’s normally associated with teens and full metal braces. Orthodontic treatment can actually be beneficial for both young and adult patients. With the advances in technology over the years, especially with Invisalign, many adults are having orthodontic treatment because of how dramatically it can improve their smile. Aside from a straighter smile, correcting crooked teeth or an issue with your bite helps to decrease the risk of tooth decay, gum disease and even jaw pain.
As long as your gums and jaw bone structure are strong and healthy, teeth can be aligned successfully in adulthood using a range of orthodontic appliances. At Dentique Dental Spa, we offer the popular and effective Invisalign clear aligner system. As one of Perth’s leading Invisalign providers, we are able to treat many adult patients, even those with difficult cases. We are an Invisalign diamond provider which means that we have treated more cases than most dental clinics around Perth.
Invisalign is a proven and popular alternative to the traditional metal brackets and wire braces which uses clear plastic aligners to shift your teeth. Invisalign can treat a wide variety of dental alignment issues, as well as having a number of other benefits.
Here are just a few of the reasons why many adults prefer to have Invisalign treatment.
Discreet and almost Invisible
If you prefer not to show off a mouth full of metal every time you smile, Invisalign allows us to straighten a smile in a way that won’t make them stand out. Because Invisalign’s clear aligners are almost invisible, you’ll be able to enjoy your regular routine without feeling self-conscious about having orthodontics. The Invisalign system is a proven solution for straightening teeth in a reasonable amount of time with minimal impact to your day.
You’ll love the fact that you can quickly remove them when you eat and drink, as well as when you brush and floss (twice a day of course). Since there are no food restrictions, you can eat all of your favourite foods.
If you are having a picture taken or attending an important meeting, you can quickly pop your aligners out if so desired. Don’t forget to put them back in! We ask that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day.
Cleaning your aligners is also a breeze, with a soft toothbrush, a spot of hand soap and a good rinse of water is all that you need. ry about, you can indulge in all your favorite foods, and cleaning both your teeth and the aligners is a simple process.
Traditional braces with brackets and wires can sometimes irritate the sensitive tissue of your cheeks and gums. Because Invisalign trays are custom made for your teeth, they fit over your teeth snugly and comfortably. Should there be any irritation due to an edge of an aligner, we can quickly address that right in our office. Invisalign is designed to be worn for 22 hours a day, so comfort is one of the questions our adult patients always ask about.
Less Time Seeing a Dentist
Let’s face it, as adults we are always busy – work, family & social life! Regular visits to a dentist takes time. With Invisalign, we’ve made the check ups fast and convenient. Dr Furlan will check that your teeth are moving as expected, then give you the next sets of aligners. As long as you follow our recommendations, wearing your aligners as directed, your treatment should go by pretty quickly.
Your Next Step for a Healthy Smile
Dr Furlan and the entire team at Dentique Dental Spa are committed to providing our adult patients with the most discreet and efficient method of orthodontic treatment, and will explain each step of the process. When you’re ready to take the first step towards a straighter smile, call our practice for a free smile assessment and join the thousands of other Perth residents who have enjoyed the benefits of Invisalign.