More than one million adults in the United States have worn Invisalign clear aligners. Prescribed by Dallas dentists and Eugene W. Dahl DDS, and other dental care providers across the country, Invisalign offers teens and adults a gentle, effective and almost invisible way to a healthy, well-aligned smile.
Invisalign is quicker than you may think
Invisalign orthodontics straighten teeth with a series of custom-fabricated, BPA-free acrylic aligners which resemble teeth whitening trays. Made from sophisticated 3-D imaging and according to the dentist’s instructions, the aligners comfortably and invisibly move teeth into healthier and more pleasing positions. While Invisalign cannot address complex orthodontic problems, these clear appliances correct mild to moderate alignment and bite issues such as:
- rotated teeth
- cross bite
- open bite
- under bite
- over bite
- overlapping teeth
Both teens and adults enjoy Invisalign’s unobtrusive appearance and the treatment times that are much shorter than with traditional metal bracket and wire braces. Treatment lasts 9 to 18 months or 12 months on the average. The American Association of Orthodontists maintain that more traditional methods of correction can take upwards of 2-½ years.
Progress checks at the Dallas Center for Oral Health & Wellness occur at 4 to 6 week intervals with patients spending just a short time in the dental chair. There are no uncomfortable and lengthy wire adjustments to make. Patients pick up the next series of Dallas clear braces to be worn according to the treatment plan. Most people wear 18 to 30 sets in all to complete treatment.
Wearing Invisalign is easier than metal braces
Old style braces often create sore spots in the soft tissues of the mouth. Dallas invisible braces are super-smooth and move teeth gently, too.
Patients enjoy being able to remove them for meals, brushing and flossing. Most treatment plans ask teens and adults to wear their aligners 20 to 22 hours per day but allow patients to take them out for special occasions such as weddings, graduations, job interviews and other important events.
You’re not too old to wear clear braces
With so many adults undergoing orthodontic correction, you won’t feel alone in wearing Invisalign clear aligners. While healthy teeth and gums are a requirement for Invisalign, age itself is not a limiting factor.
So, what’s stopping you from investigating Invisalign? Contact the Dallas Center for Oral Health & Wellness for a consultation appointment.