According to the American Dental Association (ADA), 1 in 5 orthodontic patients in the United States is an adult, and up to 20 percent of others might need treatment. Unfortunately, many of the adults who do need orthodontic treatment struggle with whether or not to get braces because of the stereotypes associated with them. For example, braces are often associated with youth, inexperience, and naivety. When you want to be seen as a professional, this is a major drawback.
To help our older patients become comfortable with orthodontic treatment, we at Union Ave Dental strive to be a top-notch provider of Invisalign®️ near you in Pueblo, Colorado.
Invisalign is a type of braces that replaces traditional metal and wire with clear plastic aligners. These aligners are custom made for each patient to sit perfectly over the smile. Over time, they apply gentle pressure to push and realign the teeth.
The average Invisalign patient can expect to wear 20 to 30 individual aligners over a period of 6 to 18 months. As the teeth shift, it is necessary to get a new aligner that fits your current smile.
Our office strongly recommends Invisalign for our adult patients because of the numerous benefits. One of the most significant benefit is the cosmetic advantage since the aligners are difficult to see when placed over the smile. Since no one can see them, adult patients no longer have to worry about the stigma of braces.
Besides the appearance, another major benefit of Invisalign is the elimination of painful tightening appointments and uncomfortable metal wires. If an aligner is uncomfortable, our office can easily adjust it without working inside of the mouth, once again reducing discomfort.
Finally, many people embrace the aligners because they can be removed at any time. This facilitates the process of cleaning not only the aligners but also your teeth and gums. You can even eat without the aligners, but this can affect the speed of treatment.
If you have ever considered Invisalign and live in Pueblo, Colorado, schedule an appointment today to meet us at Union Ave Dental.