Adult braces aren’t just for first-timers. If you had braces as a kid and think you might need an orthodontic adjustment but don’t want to twin with your teenager, there’s literally nothing stopping you anymore.
Clear aligners from Invisalign have become a preferred option for adults looking to straighten teeth that have shifted over the years, especially for those who might be a little self-conscious about wearing traditional braces (and we don’t blame you for that!). And most “tune-up” readjustments only take a few months to accomplish.
You’re not alone
The American Association of Orthodontists says that adults are getting orthodontic treatment in record numbers, and not all of them for the first time either. Not only that, patients are reporting that after treatment they feel better about themselves and their social lives. Most would recommend seeking out treatment for other adults.
So what’s stopping you from getting that “tune-up” to straighten your teeth? We say nothing! Want more reasons to get Invisalign treatment as an adult even if you got braces as a kid? Read on.
Teeth can be moved at any age
There is no age limit to moving healthy teeth and age is almost never a factor for an orthodontist when treating a patient. The only difference is that treatment may last a little longer since adult bones and teeth have stopped growing, meaning that it takes a little more effort to force teeth into position. Even if you had braces before as a child, that’s no reason to forgo improving your bite and realizing a healthier, beautiful smile.
People won’t notice you’re wearing them
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth. And, unlike traditional braces that you might have had as a kid, Invisalign aligners are removable. You take them out briefly when you eat or brush your teeth – that means no food caught between brackets; no flashbacks to the middle school cafeteria for you. Most of the time your aligners will stay in so they can do the work of moving your teeth. The good thing is that they are virtually invisible so people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
They are customized especially for you
Technology has come a long way since you wore braces (and your favorite band wasn’t being played on an oldies channel.) Invisalign aligners are customized to your mouth using 3D digital technology – none of that suffocating goop you remember from the first time around. This means the aligners fit like a glove and are made to be as efficient at moving your teeth as possible.
More likes and better selfies
Okay, so we don’t have any scientific evidence for this, but trust us, in the end, you will be happier with your new smile and you will absolutely love your selfies. Social media will be filled with beautiful, wide smiles that get more likes and make you feel great!
Dr. Soriano has run an orthodontics practice since 1981 and happily treats both teens and adults with Invisalign. Soriano Orthodontics is proud to be an Invisalign X Provider – meaning they’re one of the top places for Invisalign treatment in the area.
If you’re an adult and think you want to get your teeth straightened, even if you had braces as a child already, then click below to schedule a complimentary consultation. We can’t wait to meet you!