Braces as an adult, those are four words that most adults shudder to think about. However, adults today can actually embrace their adult braces without feeling ashamed thanks to Invisalign clear braces. At KC Smile in Overland Park, we have lots of adult patients of all ages visiting us for Invisalign clear braces to straighten their teeth and give them a perfect smile. Whether you had braces as a teen and your teeth moved back or you have been putting off the treatment, it’s never too late in your life to reap the benefits of straight teeth. Find out why Invisalign clear aligners are the perfect braces for adults.
Invisalign is Discreet
One of the top reasons we love recommending Invisalign for adults in Overland Park is because it’s the most discreet orthodontic treatment on the market. The aligners are made out of a very thin and translucent plastic to give you clear aligners. The aligners are hardly noticeable when you wear them. You can expect most people do not even know that you wear Invisalign in your day to day life due to how invisible and discreet they are. This can help you take away the worry and self-consciousness that comes with wearing traditional metal braces. You can remain confident in your appearance for the duration of your orthodontic treatment.
Many adults love Invisalign for these exact reasons. When you wear metal braces as an adult, it can make you feel like you look like a teen and can really take a stab at your self-esteem. This is the last thing you want to experience in your life when you have a career to worry about. Save yourself from hiding your smile constantly by choosing Invisalign clear aligners.
Invisalign is Convenient
Another reason we suggest Invisalign aligners to adults is that it’s super convenient. There is no list of foods you shouldn’t eat or special instructions on how to clean and floss your teeth. With Invisalign, you can continue eating everything you love because you remove the aligners from your mouth to eat and drink. Enjoy corn on the cob, apples, steak, hard bread and even chewy candy without the worry of breaking a bracket or getting food stuck in your braces.
Another reason Invisalign is convenient is because it can be removed to clean your teeth. This means you don’t have to navigate a toothbrush around brackets and wires for a proper cleaning. Instead, you remove the aligners and brush and floss your teeth at ease just like before! This allows patients to maintain a healthier smile than they would with traditional metal braces. In addition, you can easily visit the dentist for a whitening treatment or for a cleaning without visiting your orthodontist first to have the wire removed. The convenience of Invisalign will save you from a headache and lots of time navigating around brackets and wires. Maintain your healthy mouth while using Invisalign to straighten your teeth.
Invisalign Allows You to Eat Anything During Treatment
As we stated before, being able to eat anything during your treatment can make it so much better, especially if you need a couple of years to straighten your teeth. You don’t have to steer clear of healthy snacks like nuts, apples or enjoyable dishes like corn on the cob or even hard pizza crust. You don’t have to go to the movies and say no to popcorn. Keep living your life the way you want during your Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign Causes Minimal Discomfort
Comfort is a major concern that most adults don’t even consider for their orthodontic treatment. Unless they had braces as a teen, they aren’t too sure what kind of pain they might experience during their treatment. For starters, if you opt for metal braces, you’re looking at a good amount of pain every 6 weeks when you have your wires tightened. With Invisalign, each new set of aligners gradually moves your teeth every two weeks. The metal braces route moves your teeth all at once, while Invisalign gradually moves them. As a result, you can expect to experience less pain and discomfort with Invisalign treatment in Overland Park.
In addition, metal braces can just be uncomfortable to wear in general. You can expect to scrape up your tongue, lips, and the sides of your mouth on the brackets regularly. In addition, the wire might even start poking into your gums. The whole treatment will cause your mouth to hurt from the scrapes as well as from the pressure of movement. Headaches are quite common with orthodontic treatments. Invisalign clear aligners are actually more comfortable to wear. You don’t have to worry about cutting your mouth on brackets because the plastic aligners are smooth. Experience minimal discomfort with Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign Can Treat Most Adults
If you’re concerned that Invisalign won’t work for your teeth, you should know that Invisalign is great for patients with mild to moderate problems. This includes gapped teeth, crooked, misaligned, crowded teeth as well as overbites, underbites, and even crossbites. To find out if Invisalign can treat your smile, schedule a consultation with our dentist in Overland Park. Invisalign treatments can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years to complete your treatment. All treatments are followed by wearing a retainer at night while you sleep to keep your teeth in place.
Experience the Benefits of Straight Teeth as an Adult
Orthodontics isn’t just there for aesthetic reasons. Orthodontics is also important for your bite. If your bite is off, this can affect how your teeth wear and also cause TMJ which can result in significant jaw and neck pain. When your bite and teeth are corrected, you will notice that your teeth close together better and that potential TMJ pain is alleviated.
Schedule an Appointment with our Dentist in Overland Park for Invisalign
Ready to straighten your smile? Visit our Overland Park dentist for the perfect braces for adults. Invisalign treatment is calling. Give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation today.