Teeth issues can happen at absolutely any age - even if you had braces when you were a child. In fact, it's actually very common for adults to experience a changing smile in a way they might not be happy with because when they had their braces on the first time, their body (including their jaw) was still developing.
But never let anyone tell you that you've "waited too long" or "are just too old" to correct your smile. Not only are these types of corrective actions very common among adults, but there's also a totally viable solution built to meet your needs and exceed your expectations: Invisalign.
Invisalign works via a series of clear aligner that you wear in your mouth for at least 22 hours a day. Each set of aligners shifts your teeth every so slightly and after a few weeks, you switch to the next aligner. At the end of your treatment, you get the terrific smile you've always wanted for yourself.
The Major Benefits of Invisalign
Based on its popularity, it's easy to see that Invisalign comes with a wide range of different benefits that you'd be hard-pressed to match via any other technique. For starters, they're incredibly comfortable - the aligners themselves are perfectly aligned to your teeth and you don't have any metal brackets or wires to worry about.
As a result, you can also keep an active lifestyle without worrying about what you should or shouldn't do as with braces. You can still play sports, for example - just pop out your Invisalign aligners and pop in your mouthguard. There are also no food restrictions that you have to contend with for essentially the exact same reason - just pull out the aligner temporarily and you can eat whatever you want.
Invisalign also makes it very easy to maintain your oral hygiene. You don't have to worry about anything getting stuck behind metal brackets as you would with traditional braces and you can easily clean the aligners in your sink at home.
As you can already tell, Invisalign is also inherently flexible - you can effortlessly remove the trays during special occasions (like when you really want to enjoy that next big family meal or that night out on the town) and put them back in when you're done.
Finally, many people consider the most important benefit of all to be the fact that Invisalign requires far less time spent during orthodontist appointments. You'll still have to check in with your care professional every once and awhile to make sure that your treatment is proceeding along as it should be, but beyond that any adjustments are made to the aligner and NOT to your teeth.
How Invisalign Works
During your initial appointments, your orthodontist will take a 3D scan of your teeth for accuracy. Not only will this make sure your treatment guarantees the results you're after, but you can also see in stunning detail what the end result will look like - thus confirming in your mind that it's more than worth it. All this AND Invisalign works out to be just about the same cost as traditional braces.