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Invisalign for Adults

Adult woman holding a clear alignerIf you walk around the area for long, you will find adults who have perfectly straight and spaced teeth. There are also a lot of people who need braces on their teeth. Researchers have found that as many as one million adults who have not yet had orthodontic care need help with their teeth. Adults can suffer from the same problems with their teeth that younger children do. They can have problems with their bite.

They might also have crooked teeth, or teeth that need to be spaced properly. There are adults who need braces, but some adults don’t get braces, even though they need them. Adults often don’t like the way the traditional metal braces and wires look. If you’re an adult, you don’t have to get those. You can choose to have something different. Instead, you can choose Invisalign clear aligners, which work much like braces do, without braces or wires. They aren’t invisible, but they are close. OHIOSmiles offers Invisalign clear aligners.

What Are Invisalign Clear Aligners?

Invisalign clear aligners are made from clear plastic. They are plastic shells that fit over your natural set of teeth. Each set of aligners are made custom for the teeth of an individual. Instead of brackets or wires, aligners change the look of your teeth because the aligner trays are changed every two weeks. While traditional braces try to realign your teeth all at once, Invisalign does not. Instead, Invisalign aligners work to change one or two teeth at a time until your teeth become aligned and spaced properly.

Advantages of Invisalign Clear Aligners

There are many advantages of clear aligners over braces. First, the aligners can straighten your teeth without brackets or wires. Brackets are vital for braces, but they can also cause trouble. Brackets make cleaning your teeth difficult because the plaque in your teeth builds up over time. If you don’t keep your teeth clean, you may get your braces off and find cavities underneath. If you wear Invisalign, you can remove the aligner trays to brush and floss your teeth. That way, your teeth can get really clean.

Aligners are also more difficult to spot on your teeth than braces are. If you’re lucky, the only person who will know that you have aligners on your teeth is you - and us, of course. Many adults like aligners because they can straighten their teeth in private, allowing adults to go to work, spend time with family, and socialize, without being self-conscious.

Busy adults love wearing Invisalign because they have to go to the orthodontist less often than with traditional braces. Adults have enough trouble keeping up with their lives, without having to be concerned about taking care of braces. If you get Invisalign, you will have a shorter treatment time. Treatment time for adults can be up to six months shorter than for adults who get traditional braces.

Do you want to talk about Invisalign clear aligners? Give OHIOSmiles a call at (740) 781-0540.
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