Patients in their later adult years who have not undergone orthodontics earlier in their life may feel as though they missed the chance for a beautiful, straighter smile. Though many adults are unhappy about the idea of undergoing traditional orthodontic treatment, many are excited to learn about the benefits of Invisalign.
Invisalign orthodontics is a revolutionary method of realigning the dental arch and the bite without the need for metal glued to the surface of the teeth. Instead, Invisalign uses clear aligner trays, which are worn over the teeth to reposition them slowly and gently into better alignment. Invisalign has a number of advantages over traditional braces, including:
Invisalign can be used for teenagers or for adults, as long as patients maintain compliance with treatment. In order to achieve desired results, patients must wear the Invisalign aligners day and night, only removing them for cleaning or eating. A series of trays are made for patients, and each tray is worn for two weeks before the next in the series is used. The number of trays in the series varies, depending on the severity of the misalignment.
Many adults enjoy using Invisalign over conventional orthodontics, especially when they are in high-visibility careers. They want to improve the alignment of their smile, but don’t want the embarrassment of metal covering their teeth for months or years. Instead, Invisalign is discreet and most others do not realize patients are wearing aligner trays over their smile. This makes it the perfect alternative to traditional braces for image conscious teenagers and adults.
If you are an individual in the Rochester community who is considering orthodontic treatment to address misalignment in your smile or correct your bite, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. Contact Dr. John L. Aurelia today to schedule your initial evaluation appointment. We are excited to welcome you to our state-of-the-art practice for quality, comprehensive dental services.