If you’re thinking about straightening your teeth as an adult, Invisalign might be exactly the solution you’ve been wanting. Here’s what you should know if you’re considering Invisalign teeth straightening as an adult.
The Benefits of Invisalign for the Adult Lifestyle
Invisalign offers a number of benefits vs braces for the adult lifestyle, including:
Removable: You take Invisalign out to eat and brush, but you can also remove the aligners for special occasions.
No Dietary Restrictions: Although braces require very careful food choices, you can eat all your favorite foods with Invisalign. Since you take the aligners out to eat, you don’t have to give up popcorn, corn-on-the-cob, chewy candy, and all the other foods you’d have to avoid with braces.
Aesthetics: Many adults cite esthetics as one of their top reasons for choosing Invisalign. Your aligners are clear, which means your natural teeth are never hidden. In fact, your co-workers, colleagues, and friends might not even notice that you’re straightening your teeth.
How Invisalign Works
You wear the custom aligners for a week at a time. The aligner swap-outs are very simple: You change the aligners out for new ones at home, and simply continue wearing them for 20-22 hours a day as usual. The aligners shift your teeth gradually, based on the personalized treatment plan that Dr. Younis designed for you. You’ll be able to see the results as you go.
Caring for Invisalign
Taking care of your Invisalign aligners is very straight-forward and simple. Guidelines for keeping your Invisalign aligners in peak shape include:
- Always remove aligners when eating
- Remove aligners when drinking all beverages except water
- Keep your aligner case with you, and avoid placing aligners anywhere else
- Use water and a toothbrush for regular aligner cleaning
- Rinse your aligner off before wearing it after meals
To learn more about straightening your teeth with Invisalign, reach out to the friendly and caring team at Younis Orthodontics today for help.