Braces—They’re Not Just for Teenagers Anymore!
If you missed out on the opportunity for orthodontics when you were younger, or if you are experiencing movement in a once-straightened smile because you did not wear a retainer, you are not alone. The good news is that today’s modern dentistry offers braces for adults that do not involve metal brackets and wires. The even better news is that treatment times are usually shorter so you can enjoy your new smile in just six to 18 months, on average.
Find out more about invisible braces in our Tumwater practice. Invisible braces are designed to fit into your social and professional life—regardless of your age.
Invisible Braces: How Do They Work?
With invisible braces, patients receive a series of clear plastic aligners that are designed to fit over the teeth. Every few weeks, a new set of aligners will be used to gently nudge the teeth into the desired position. The aligners are barely noticeable, so very few people will be aware you are undergoing treatment to straighten your teeth.
You remove the aligners for eating—so you will have no food restrictions, and cleaning your teeth—so staying on top of your oral health is easy. If you have an important event where photographs will be taken, you can remove the aligners if that makes you more comfortable. It’s just crucial to remember that you will have to wear them each day for at least 22 hours if you want to reach your treatment goals.
Make an Appointment for a Consultation
Regardless of your age, social status, or career, you don’t have to live with misaligned teeth. Invisible braces were designed to fit into the busiest of adult lifestyles. For more information and to find out if invisible braces can give you the straight smile you’ve always wanted, call our Tumwater practice Tranquility Dental Wellness.
We look forward to meeting you!