Many adults think that the last chance to straighten teeth was during childhood, but this is not the case. Research suggests that one in five orthodontic patients is now over the age of 21. Orthodontics help your smile with Straightening Teeth with Alignersat at all stages of life. Many adults are uncomfortable with the idea of having metal braces for two years. However, teeth aligners have created a new opportunity for adults to straighten their teeth without metal braces.
So what are some of the reasons adults are choosing aligners?
1. Aligners Are Transparent
Straightening Teeth with Aligners
While we still have an appreciation for metal braces, one of the most common reasons adults are choosing aligners is that they are invisible. The clear aligners can be worn on a day-to-day basis with almost no one noticing that you have them.
2. Aligners Are Removable
Aligners are clear, but you might want some extra reassurance if you have a big event coming up. Perhaps you recently got engaged. Be assured that on your wedding day you can remove the aligners and be camera-ready with the rest of your wedding party. Keep in mind though, that you’ll want to wear the clear aligners for at least 20 – 22 hours per day to be most effective.
3. No Need to Change Your Diet
Eating with metal braces can be problematic. If your career involves a lot of corporate dinners or luncheons, getting food stuck in your braces could create some embarrassing moments among colleagues or clients. With aligners, there is no need to worry, simply remove the aligners before a meal and enjoy it! But don’t forget to continue your regular brushing and flossing routine. This leads us to the next reason adults are choosing clear aligners to straighten their teeth.
4. Brush and Floss as Usual With Aligners
With metal braces, it can be difficult to clean your teeth properly. Flossing in and around the braces can be tricky. With aligners, you remove the transparent aligners and brush and floss as usual! Don’t forget to also clean your aligners by rinsing them with water and lightly brushing them with your toothbrush.
5. No Need To Visit Dentist Regularly
You’ll have sets of aligners given to you which you will have to wear each for two weeks each as prescribed by your dentist. You’ll likely have check-ups every six to eight weeks to monitor your progress and pick up the next few sets of clear aligners. The average aligners patient has fewer trips to the doctor than patients with traditional metal braces, making the entire process of your teeth straightening easier to manage.
Having straighter teeth and a smile you’re comfortable with is easier than ever before. If you are dreaming of a straighter smile, but don’t like the idea of having metal braces for an extended period of time, then Aligners is right for you! Contact Dental Aesthetics today to speak with someone about starting your journey to a straighter smile. Schedule an appointment