You have put it off long enough. You are NOT too old to benefit from orthodontic care. You don’t have to live with a crooked smile.
You could have straight teeth as soon as next summer if you get started soon with Invisalign aligners. This system was originally designed with adults in mind. It can help you:
- Reposition crooked teeth
- Alleviate crowding
- Close gaps between teeth
- Fix overbites, underbites, and other bite issues
- Give you more confidence in your smile
Your first step should be scheduling a consultation with one of our doctors in Honolulu, HI. Call 808-797-3680 now to plan your visit to A Downtown Dental Group.
Look Forward to a Healthier Smile
You may have wanted braces when you were younger. You may have had braces when you were younger but experienced relapse with your smile (perhaps from not wearing your retainer at the end of your treatment). No matter the reason, Invisalign can change your smile in about 12 months (give or take a few months) depending on the severity of your alignment issues.
As we noted above, orthodontic treatment can boost your confidence in your smile. Having straighter teeth makes your smile more attractive. No one would deny this, and indeed, this is one of the major reasons that people pursue orthodontic care.
However, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the other really important reason to straighten your teeth. You can improve your oral health when your teeth and your bite are properly aligned.
When your teeth are crooked or crowded, this can create problems when your brush and floss. There may be places that you cannot reason with your brush or with dental floss, although harmful bacteria can get in those spaces. When your teeth are straight, you can brush and floss more effectively. This also improves the professional dental cleanings that we provide as a part of our general dentistry. This reduces your risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
Bite issues, such as overbites and underbites, allow your teeth to rub against one another. Over time, this can wear down the enamel of your teeth. It may even expose the softer layer of dentin beneath your enamel. This can increase the likelihood of painful tooth infections. By correcting, your bite issues, you reduce the wear and tear on your teeth, thus keeping them stronger over time.
Better Than Braces?
No one would deny that braces are extremely effective for straightening smiles. Despite that, many adults are hesitant to wear brackets and wires at work or in social situations.
This is one of the reasons Invisalign has become so popular for adult orthodontic patients. With Invisalign, you receive a series of custom-made, transparent aligners.
Using computer-aided design, your aligners are specially made to fit your teeth at each step of your treatment. As a result, most people won’t realize that you have aligners on your teeth while you are wearing them. This can help you feel more relaxed about wearing them at work or personal events.
Invisalign also offers another big advantage. You can remove them during meals, which means you can continue eating your favorite foods throughout your treatment. YouWith braces, you are strongly encouraged to avoid hard, crunchy, and sticky foods with braces since they can cause wires to break or get caught in your braces.
Begin Your Smile Journey
You deserve to feel good about your teeth. You deserve to have a healthy mouth. You can have both with a little help from Invisalign and our team at A Downtown Dental Group.