Too Old to Straighten Your Smile?

You’re Not Too Old for Teeth Straightening

Did you know that your smile can have a direct impact on your mood, self-esteem, success and overall happiness? It’s true. People who are confident in their smiles are less anxious, more open and all-around happier. However, individuals with imperfect smiles tend to be more reserved, stressed and fretful. If you live with crooked teeth and hide your smile because of them, know that it’s never too late to change that.

Orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent decades, and traditional braces are no longer your only option. Now, you can get straight teeth at any stage of your life — and whether you’re 15 or 50 — thanks to Invisalign.

Invisalign Is Virtually Invisible

The number one reason that adults are hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment is because traditional braces are unattractive. While it’s okay for a 10-year-old to walk around with colourful bands on his or her teeth, most adults would rather live with a crooked smile than one marred by metal brackets for two years.

Invisalign utilises clear aligners to accomplish the same outcome as traditional braces—and often in half the time. Because the aligners are clear, most outsiders are never aware that a person is undergoing treatment. If you want an inconspicuous way to straighten your teeth on your terms, Invisalign is it.

Invisalign Comes With Few Restrictions

Whatever stage you’re at in your life, chances are that you are beyond the point where you want or need someone to tell you what to do. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign does not come with a whole list of food restrictions, as you take the aligners off to eat. You also don’t have to worry about brushing your teeth a certain way or learn how to floss “between the brackets”, as you can just pop the aligners out of your mouth when you’re ready to brush your teeth, and then back in when you’re done.

Invisalign Is Comfortable

The clear aligners are far more comfortable than traditional braces. Although they will take some getting used to, the aligners do not have any sharp wires that will irritate your cheeks or gums, and they do not require monthly tightening. Instead, you will change your aligners every two weeks to a set that is slightly smaller than the one before it. While you will feel some pressure on your teeth, it should only last a day or two.

Invisalign Doesn’t Cause Discolouration

Once braces come off, patients expect a bright, new smile. While braces do straighten smiles, they often leave discoloured patches where the brackets were. Because you can clean all the surfaces of all your teeth during Invisalign treatment, you will never have to worry about discolouration once the treatment is complete.

As you can see, there are several benefits of Invisalign that make it an ideal orthodontic treatment option for adults in Perth WA. If you want a straight smile without dealing with the hassle of braces, talk to one of our cosmetic dentists at Dentique Dental Spa about Invisalign.

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