Our adult patients often think it’s too late for them to get orthodontic treatment. In truth, as long as you have healthy teeth and gums, you are a candidate! Our Surrey dentists consider Invisalign to be an ideal treatment option for adults.
Orthodontic treatment is often associated with children or teenagers, but more and more adults are getting their teeth straightened these days, and achieving great results!
This is in part because there are new, lower profile orthodontic treatment options available for them that aren't as conspicuous as metal braces are.
In the past, adults have been discouraged from pursuing orthodontic treatment, in spite of its benefits, because they did not like idea of wearing metal braces. Many adults feel they would be self-conscious wearing traditional braces in social or work settings.
The fact remains however, that straight teeth are very important for part of your oral health, and orthodontic treatment should not be avoided for aesthetic reasons. But now, aesthetics need no longer be a concern at all! This is where lower profile options for orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign, come in.
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that straighten teeth in much the same way that metal braces do, with an important different. Invislaign aligners are clear, meaning that they are very difficult to see, and indeed almost invisible, when worn. They are also removable, meaning they can be taken out to eat, and to brush and floss, making them significantly more convenient.
This is what makes Invisalign a great choice for adults with aesthetic or social concerns.