If you’re an adult who didn’t get braces when you were a teenager, it’s not too late. After all, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, about 27% of American and Canadian orthodontic patients are adults. Thanks to dental technology, you have more choices for tooth straightening than ever before, such as Invisalign. What is Invisalign? Read on to find out.

It’s Clear

If you’re subconscious about the appearance of traditional braces, Invisalign may be a better option for you. The treatment involves clear aligners that fit over your teeth. During treatment, you’ll go back to your dentist to switch out your aligners at least every two weeks. Because they’re clear, you can discreetly go through treatment to correct misaligned or crooked teeth.

It’s Removable

Are you worried about brackets being on your teeth permanently for a year or two? When you have aligners to straighten teeth, you can take them off as needed. Because they’re removable, you can comfortably eat or drink without worrying about food or other particles getting stuck in brackets or wires. As a result, you don’t have to change the types of foods you eat while undergoing treatment. However, you may have to be more mindful of your eating time so you’re not constantly removing your aligners unnecessarily. After all, removing them too frequently can hinder treatment.

It Can Work Fast

When it comes to correcting tooth alignment and issues such as overbites or crookedness, change isn’t going to happen overnight. However, when you use Invisalign, you can begin to see results faster than some other methods. According to Invisalign’s official website, some patients can see results in as little as three months, and the typical treatment can be about a year. In other words, if you undergo treatment now, you may be able to celebrate New Year’s Day 2025 with a brand new smile. According to the official Invisalign website, over 15 million patients now have better smiles thanks to Invisalign. You’re a few steps away from being one of those patients! Contact Encino Friendly Dental Center today to see whether you qualify for this treatment. Straight teeth are essential to a beautiful smile, and our dental practitioners look forward to helping you achieve that.

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