There’s a common misconception that orthodontic treatment is only for kids and teenagers. This isn’t the case, as many adults require orthodontics to maintain a healthy smile. In fact, a recent survey showed that nearly 1.5 million orthodontic patients in the U.S. and Canada are adults.
Part of this increase in adult orthodontic patients is thanks to Invisalign. Instead of wearing metal braces that can be uncomfortable and cause social embarrassment, you can wear clear aligners that are virtually invisible when you smile.
The aligners are also removable so you can enjoy all your favorite foods without impacting your treatment. Best of all, Invisalign straightens your teeth up to two times faster than metal braces.
Why Should Adults Consider Invisalign?
For adult patients who never received orthodontic treatment as a child, they may want to correct issues that have always bothered them or grown worse over time. Additionally, many patients who previously wore braces as a teenager suffer from orthodontic relapse as an adult.
The following are all signs that you may require Invisalign treatment as an adult:
- Gaps between teeth
Beyond these conditions, frequent pain in your jaw or difficulty chewing can also be signs of a misaligned bite. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, Dr. Aviles will provide a solution that fits your needs.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers several unique benefits that are especially valuable to adult patients. Some of these include:
- Discreet — The clear aligners are nearly invisible when you smile.
- Removable — You can take your aligners out before meals and enjoy all your favorite foods.
- Fast — Invisalign straightens your teeth up to two times faster than metal braces.
- Comfortable — The aligners are customized to the unique shape of your bite for a comfortable fit.
- Convenient — Since they’re removable and don’t have metal wires, Invisalign trays are easy to keep clean and require fewer appointments for maintenance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I too old for Invisalign treatment?
There is no maximum age for Invisalign treatment. Many adult patients have straightened their smile with Invisalign, including senior patients in their sixties and seventies. If you’re interested in Invisalign, Dr. Aviles will evaluate your case and determine if it’s the best treatment for you.
Will treatment take longer as an adult?
Your age isn’t necessarily a factor in the length of your treatment. While most adults can achieve their desired results in about 12 months, treatment duration can vary based on the severity of your case.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on your needs. If you’d like a price range, contact our office and Dr. Aviles or a member of our team will be happy to discuss your case. We also feature affordable financing options to help reduce your expenses.
Visit Dr. Aviles for Adult Orthodontics
If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, Dr. Aviles will provide the comfortable and effective care you need. As an Invisalign Premier Provider, she has helped countless patients achieve a healthy and attractive smile.
Call our office at (772) 287-8181 and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Aviles today.