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Invisalign for adults: Things worth knowing

It’s a common myth that one can only get braces as a teenager or kid. If you have orthodontic concerns, you may benefit from braces, although a lot of people are concerned about the aesthetic impact of traditional metalwork. The good news is we now have Invisalign as an option for adults. Invisalign offers invisible trays that work in the same way as metal braces but doesn’t look as awful. Consider visiting a Waikiki dental care clinic to understand whether you would benefit from the treatment. In this post, we are discussing more about Invisalign in detail.

Is Invisalign right for you?

Your dentist will consider all relevant aspects before they recommend Invisalign for you. There are several issues that Invisalign can correct. The first one is overcrowding, which is when there is too little space for your teeth to align properly. Overcrowding can cause additional concerns like tooth decay. If you have significant gaps between your teeth, you may benefit from Invisalign. Other concerns for which clear aligners are a good option include crossbites, overbites, and underbites.

How is Invisalign different?

Firstly, the Invisalign trays are entirely removable, which means you can choose to remove the aligners as you eat or go for an important meaning. Because it is not the same as wearing traditional braces, the patient must commit to wearing the trays to see the results. Compared to veneers, Invisalign actually straightens the teeth and is not just a cosmetic enhancement alone. Yes, veneers can fix and straighten your smile, but this is not a permanent procedure, which means you must return to the clinic again.

What is the procedure for getting Invisalign trays?

Your dentist will discuss the procedure before initiating the first step, which involves 3D images of your jaw. They will check whether and how Invisalign can help change facial aesthetics. They will then order Invisalign trays, which are made in a lab. Please note that it can take many weeks to see results with the trays, but as long as you wear them frequently, you should get the desired benefits.

Final word

You will need to replace the Invisalign trays every two weeks or as suggested by your dentist. Wearing the aligners doesn’t cause pain, and you will have instructions for care at home. You should not eat while wearing the trays as it can cause tooth decay. Book an appointment to learn more about Invisalign.