Invisible Braces for Adults, Is it ever too late?
If you are to describe a gorgeous smile, the chances are that you will include the description of perfectly aligned teeth. But in reality, perfectly straight teeth are a rarity. With factors like gum disease, misalignment of the jaw due to trauma, genetics, and tooth loss, you will be among the lucky ones to have a naturally perfect set of teeth.
Although you may want to straighten your smile as an adult, there is a problem. You don’t want to wear metal braces with visible brackets and wires. Fortunately, with invisible braces from Titus Dentistry, it’s never too late to straighten your teeth.
What is Invisalign treatment?
While traditional braces use wires and brackets, Invisalign treatment uses clear plastic trays to align your teeth. After an initial consultation with Dr. Jonathan Titus, the next step is to take a 3-D scan of your mouth using an intraoral camera. After mapping out the movement of your teeth using our SureSmile treatment planning software, we then send the digital images to a dental lab for fabrication of your aligners.
After about two weeks, your set of custom-made aligners will be ready. You will need to wear a set every two weeks. The newer set pushes your teeth into a new alignment, better than the previous set.
Perfect candidates for adult braces
Clear braces are called adult braces for a reason – they are perfect for older teens and adults. Why? There are two reasons. To start with, adult braces are perfect for people whose teeth and gums have stopped growing. Secondly, adults are more compliant with wearing Invisalign aligners than children. For instance, your orthodontist will require you to wear your aligners for about 22 hours a day for the next 12 to 18 months – children may not be dedicated to this routine, leading to sub-optimal results.
Benefits of invisible braces
Most patients are quickly falling in love with minimally invisible braces because they offer many benefits, including:
- Clear aligners are discreet – they don’t draw unwarranted attention
- Convenience – you can remove them to clean your teeth and enjoy your favorite foods
- Comfortable – plastic trays are free of wires and brackets that may irritate your mouth
Clear Teeth Aligners in Middletown, IN
Are you looking for a discreet treatment to straighten your smile in Middletown, IN? Please dial (765) 358-5868 to book an appointment with Titus Dentistry to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign.