For some adults, a misaligned or crooked smile can be detrimental to their confidence. But traditional braces can make older patients feel juvenile or immature. This obstacle can make the smile you want seem out of reach. But it doesn’t have to be.
The Invisalign system uses clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth without affecting your appearance or lifestyle during treatment. Austin, Texas dentist Cynthia L Graves, DDS explains how it works and how you can attain your perfect smile, no matter your age.
The Invisalign Process
Once Dr Graves has determined that Invisalign is right for you, she will take a 3D scan of your mouth. This scan will be used to create a customized series of aligners made just for you. Our office will inform you when your aligners are ready, and Dr. Graves will make sure your first set fits correctly.
From there, just wear the aligners as often as possible – at least 22 hours per day. Change out your aligners for your next set every two weeks, and keep up with your appointments every 6 weeks. Dr. Graves uses these visits to ensure your treatment is progressing and will give you your next few sets of aligners.
Why Is Invisalign Better For Adults
It’s not just an aesthetic issue. Invisalign is a more flexible option that works better for adult lifestyles.
Does not affect diet or eating habits
Whether it’s business dinners, dates, or just enjoying the foods you love, metal braces can dictate what you eat. But with Invisalign’s removable aligners, you can dine without restrictions.
Corrects bite issues
An over or underbite can have severe implications on your oral health. While traditional braces are thought to be a better solution for bit issues, Invisalign can solve these problems, too. Dr. Graves can discuss your options during your initial consultation.
Will not affect day-to-day activities
From speaking to singing to eating, Invisalign does not impede functionality. Once you get used to your aligners, they’ll feel natural to you.
Invisalign makes it easy to keep your oral hygiene in top shape. With proper brushing and flossing, your teeth will remain as healthy as they were before you started treatment. You may even see an improvement as your teeth align and allow for better hygiene habits.
Get the smile you want and schedule a consultation with Dr. Graves today!
If you feel too old to get the smile you really want, don’t. Dr. Graves can offer expert advice and help you find the right solution to get your perfect smile. Call us at (512)-549-4689 or contact our team at the office of Cynthia L Graves, DDS in Austin, Texas. If you’re in the Anderson Mill, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, or NW Austin neighborhoods, come visit us at 10418 Lake Creek Pkwy, Austin, TX 78750. We look forward to seeing you!