Many adults with misaligned teeth may assume it’s too late to achieve straighter teeth. However, the good news is that it is never too late and that adults who want to achieve a better, brighter smile can do so with a discreet and effective treatment option.
Invisalign is the gold standard for clear aligners. Invisalign for adults allows patients to straighten their teeth discreetly so they can network and socialize with confidence.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign aligners work by fitting over the teeth and exerting steady pressure. Over several months, the aligners gradually push the teeth into place. Many patients find that the aligners cause minimal discomfort because the pressure they exert is gentle and gradual. During Invisalign treatment, the patient receives a series of clear plastic aligners. We create custom aligners based on precise three-dimensional measurements of each patient’s unique mouth structure. Each aligner in the series moves your teeth closer to the desired alignment and a straighter smile.
Invisalign for adults requires patients to wear aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily. Aside from meals and dental hygiene practices, you should leave the aligners in place at all times. If you forget to put them back in, the treatment could be less effective.
Benefits of Getting Invisalign as an Adult
Invisalign’s core benefits are transparency, ease of removal, and simplicity. Talk to one of our orthodontists and consider the advantages of Invisalign treatment compared to other forms of treatment. At Guidry & Horaist Orthodontics, we do not push any one treatment and ensure that our patients understand all the options and facts.
Invisalign aligners are clear, so other people won’t notice that you have them on unless they look closely. The only people that need to know you are wearing orthodontic treatment are you and our team!
Aligners fit comfortably over the teeth and are easy to remove. The convenience of aligners makes it easier for patients to brush and floss without needing additional steps. Proper oral hygiene is particularly important during orthodontic treatments to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If you use aligners, be sure to brush your teeth after eating before putting them back in.
Since patients remove their aligners when they eat, they do not have to worry about food, gum, or anything else getting stuck in the aligners. As a result, there are no food restrictions during treatment.
What Is the Cost of Invisalign?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Horaist or Guidry, they will review your X-rays, medical history, and treatment goals. Once they determine the best course of action for your oral health and orthodontic goals, they can devise a unique plan and provide an estimated treatment cost.
The duration of Invisalign treatment ranges from 12 to 18 months. If your teeth have severe alignment, you might need extended treatment with more aligners.