For many adults with orthodontic issues, the prospect of wearing conspicuous and unattractive metal braces for months can be very discouraging. Fortunately, there is a discreet and more convenient way to achieve the same results with the Invisalign system. Invisalign provides you with a nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth without affecting your lifestyle.
Besides the reduced visual impact, Invisalign aligners can be removed temporarily for important events, as well as eating, practicing oral hygiene, or participating in sports. Generally, you only need to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours every day to ensure consistent progress towards your goals for straightening your teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign
Adults of any age with strong healthy teeth that only have minor to moderate orthodontic issues such as crookedness, overcrowding, misaligned bite, overbite, underbite, or wide spaces between the teeth can be suitable candidates for Invisalign treatment to improve the function and appearance of their teeth and smile.
Other benefits of Invisalign include:
- Ability to straighten your teeth without other people noticing – Invisalign uses nearly invisible aligners
- Ability to continue enjoying your favorite foods and drinks – Invisalign aligners are removable
- Ability to maintain good oral hygiene – by removing the Invisalign aligners
- Ability to stay motivated to the completion of your treatment – with 3D Invisalign treatment planning, you can view your own virtual treatment plan before it starts. You know what to expect at the end of your treatment.
Start Your Invisalign Treatment
If you plan on getting Invisalign treatment as an adult, your dentist may suggest that you use additional orthodontic appliances or undergo extra procedures depending on the severity of your case, in order to achieve the desired results. For instance, since all your bones have stopped growing, it may be impossible to achieve some structural changes using just aligners, in which case, minor oral surgery might be necessary. For severe bite problems, your dentist may recommend interdisciplinary treatments, whereby Invisalign is used with other techniques for teeth straightening.
The necessary procedures will be determined when designing your orthodontic treatment plan. If Invisalign is right for you, the dentist will proceed with your treatment planning using 3D computer imaging technology to design the complete treatment plan from your current teeth position to the final desired position. Please visit your Invisalign Dentist in Newport Beach CA to discuss your case and start your treatment planning.