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Why Invisalign® Is Like Orthodontics For Adults | Lexington, KY [BLOG]

So many teenagers get braces that the two are inevitably linked. That doesn’t mean adults don’t need orthodontic treatments! Some people don’t get braces as a teen. More importantly, your teeth are never locked in place. Even if you had metal braces way back when, your teeth these days can be crooked or have gaps between them. This doesn’t look good, but it’s also unhealthy.

Thankfully, you don’t need braces. Call our Kentucky dentists today at 859-554-1772 and schedule your first appointment for Invisalign® clear plastic aligners. Although anyone can get these, they are like orthodontics for adults. Here’s why.

Why Adults Love Invisalign®

It’s not like adults cannot get braces. That’s why you can get FastBraces at our three Kentucky dentist offices. It’s a system of clear, ceramic braces that works great for shifting your jaw. But Invisalign® offers several benefits that braces do not:

  • They are removable: Braces are bonded to your teeth and stay there until it’s all complete. Invisalign® is a series of plastic trays that fit over your teeth. If you ever want to take them out (such as for pictures), you can easily pop them out. When you’re ready, you can just as easily put them back on. This also means there are no eating restrictions with this treatment, so you can keep eating the foods you want.
  • They are practically invisible when worn: The aligners are made from smooth, clear plastic. When placed over your teeth, someone would have to be very close to even see they’re on. That means no one will see a smile full of metal and wires, which can be quite embarrassing when you’re an adult.
  • They can save 1-2 years of treatments: Braces tend to take 2-3 years before they’re complete and your smile is straight as it should be. But most people finish their Invisalign® orthodontic treatment in as little as one year. That means you can end up saving a couple of years’ worth of visits, which means a lot to a busy adult.
  • They are more comfortable: Simply put, braces are sometimes uncomfortable in your mouth. Your inner lip can catch on the metal brackets, and it generally feels weird to have wires connecting your teeth. But Invisalign® uses smooth plastic instead of metal. It takes a bit to get used to it, but it’s definitely more comfortable to wear.

Why You Need Straight Teeth

Why should you bother getting your teeth straightened with orthodontics for adults? It generally comes down to two reasons: healthy and self-esteem.

Crooked teeth and gaps between them can hurt your dental health. Food particles can get trapped there, feeding the bacteria behind cavities and gum disease. It’s not like straight teeth will make this problem go away completely, but it will make it harder for bacteria to cause problems.

But having a straight, even smile can boost your self-esteem. It’s embarrassing for an adult to have crooked teeth, so when yours are not straight, you might feel like hiding your smile. No one should feel like that! Getting an orthodontic treatment like Invisalign® can really help boost your confidence and make you feel better about how you look.

Contact Beaumont Family Dentistry today at 859-554-1772 or online to request an appointment at one of our three locations!