If you are an older person, you may think that the time for needing braces or aligners is long behind you.
While there are admittedly some advantages to undertaking orthodontic treatments at a younger age, life begins at 50! And so, if you are fed up with picking bits out of your teeth after meals, or simply want to improve the appearance of your smile, you should ask your dentist about treatment with invisible braces.
A world apart from the metal braces that spring to mind, invisible braces are, as the name suggests, invisible and fit over your teeth like a sports guard, without any wires or brackets. Perfect for us more disciplined adults is the infamous Invisalign in Kirton, which you can even remove to eat food and brush your teeth.
But, what specific advantages does Invisalign near Kirton offer older adults? Read on to find out!
No restrictions on food!
If you have grandchildren that are undertaking an orthodontic brace, then you have probably heard all about the foods they aren’t allowed to have.
However, with Invisalign, there are no restrictions on what you can eat, as these braces are totally removable! And, as a result of continuing your healthy diet, your health is not affected either. Perfect!
Back to your grandchildren again; if they are wearing a metal brace, it is likely they are experiencing some discomfort, as metal braces use pressure to move the teeth. And, as you hear about such things, you may be worried that an invisible aligner is likely to cause a similar problem.
However, invisible braces do not require tightening in the same way that traditional braces do, and use their custom fitted shape to gently push your teeth into the new location. So, once you begin wearing them, if you notice discomfort while wearing your aligners, talk to your dentist,as there may be an issue with the fitting.
Traditional braces are renowned for causing irritation to the inner cheeks and so, this may be less than appealing if you have to take certain medication or have underlying health conditions. However, invisible braces are made of a smooth, flexible plastic that does not rub against your inner cheeks, meaning there will be little if any irritation while you wear this brace. Also, due to the custom fitting, invisible braces will not rub against your gums, so there will be no sores either!
Of course, you don’t want your looks to be affected by wearing a brace!
As invisible braces are, well, invisible, they are unnoticeable to the naked eye, meaning your friends and family will have to look very hard to notice you have them.
You don’t have time to waste, and neither do these braces. Treatment time takes, on average, between 6-9 months to complete and requires a check-up with your dentist about every 8 weeks. Once completed, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position.