Orthodontics has often been viewed as a rite of passage for teenagers, and for good reason. After all, the best age for straightening teeth is around 12 or 13, when newly sprouted permanent teeth are at their most malleable stage, allowing for a more effective treatment. However, advances in teeth alignment procedures have pretty much revolutionised that approach. Today’s new orthodontic techniques actually make it possible for almost anyone to improve their smiles with the Invisalign teeth-straightening system.

So if you’re one of those people who missed the opportunity for orthodontic braces in your younger days, you don’t have to suffer with a crooked, misshapen or gappy smile. Invisalign is an innovative procedure that has found a growing market for adult orthodontic patients. In fact, it is known as a treatment option that answers both your dental and lifestyle needs.

Using a series of customised, clear plastic braces known as aligners, the Invisalign system is suitable for adult wearers who wish to undergo their teeth straightening treatment in a discreet way. Few patients, teenage or adult, wish to advertise the fact that they have a dental problem. Being almost invisible, Invisalign aligners do not draw unwanted attention the way traditional braces do.

Unlike metal braces that are affixed to the teeth throughout the course of the entire orthodontic treatment, the Invisalign aligners are removable! This makes them a lot easier to clean while maintaining your regular oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing. Metal braces are known to trap food particles in the crevices between the teeth and the wires.

It also helps that the aligners are designed to maximise the patient’s wearing comfort. The soft plastic aligner is customised to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. They do not poke and irritate the soft tissue and inner walls of your cheeks the way traditional wires and brackets sometimes do. Patients are also less likely to require emergency help nor do they need to go for periodic brace adjustments at the dentist’s office during the treatment phases. All this means less hassle for the teeth-straightening patient.

In addition to these improved attributes, Invisalign aligners provide the necessary minute forces to correct many adult tooth misalignment problems. And they generally do it in a shorter time frame! No matter how you look at it, it appears that adult orthodontic candidates have little reason to put off the teeth straightening procedure. In fact, compared with peers who may have received orthodontic treatment in their adolescence, they can receive a more comfortable and aesthetic treatment process! That is, of course, if they decide to go with Invisalign.

If you’ve always wanted straight teeth contact Dr Luke Cronin, Diamond Elite Invisalign Provider at Quality Dental in North Sydney on (02) 9922 1159 or visit https://www.qualitydental.com.au