Did you miss your chance for braces as a teen? Have your teeth moved a little over the years? There’s no better time than now to invest in a straight smile. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to get braces, here are 5 reasons why you should get started with Invisalign this summer.
1. You’re Never Too Old for Braces
There’s no age limit for braces because it’s never too late to invest in the benefits of straight teeth. Bite and alignment issues can affect your dental health. Your teeth are more difficult to keep clean, increasing your risk of cavities, gum disease, and dental emergencies. If you have a bad bite, it can cause uneven wear and tear on your teeth and lead to jaw pain.
You can preserve your natural smile, lower your dental expenses, and improve your quality of life by fixing your teeth. 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18, thanks to less noticeable treatment options, like Invisalign.
2. More Time to Adjust
It’s normal for your mouth to be a little tender for a few days after first getting your aligners. Not to mention, it will take time to get used to speaking while wearing them. If you’ve saved up a few vacation days, you’ll have more time to adjust to your new smile.
You can manage any discomfort with an over-the-counter pain reliever and eat soft foods. The more you speak, the less awkward it will feel. As they say, practice makes perfect.
3. Enhanced Comfort and Convenience
You don’t have to worry about brackets or wires irritating the inside of your lips or cheeks. Invisalign uses clear aligners that are worn over your teeth to apply continual pressure to move them slowly.
Not only does this provide added comfort, but you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s chair because you won’t need appointments for adjustments. Although no brackets or wires are needed, you’ll still require check-ins with your dentist regularly to monitor the progression of your treatment.
4. Quick Results
The average treatment with Invisalign takes about 12 months, but every situation differs. You can ensure you stay on track by wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours per day and switching to the next set in the series every 1 to 2 weeks, as instructed by your dentist.
5. Enhances Your Image
You won’t have to worry about your orthodontic treatment compromising your appearance when laying out by the pool or smiling for vacation photos. Invisalign is nearly undetectable, so you won’t think twice before showing your pearly whites.
By this time next year, you could be done with braces. Take your first step toward better oral health and improved confidence by scheduling your consultation for Invisalign.
About Dr. Alan. R. DeAngelo
Dr. DeAngelo achieved his dental degree at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He is a lifelong learner and has regularly continued his education in specialty services, like esthetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and orthodontics. If you’re to invest in a straight smile without brackets and wires, choose an award-winning dentist. Request an appointment online or call (815) 671-4058.
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