Many people think that if you didn’t get your crooked teeth fixed when you were a child, it’s too late to straighten them when you are a grown adult. But with today’s innovations in modern orthodontics, no matter if you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or even 50s and 60s, it is never too late to get the smile you deserve. Parkway Orthodontics offers Invisalign® aligners providing a nearly invisible, comfortable and removable orthodontic treatment for adults.
How does Invisalign® work?
Treatment begins with a 3-D digital image of your current smile. Your orthodontist will use this image to create a detailed treatment plan and show you what your teeth will look like at each phase. Then, a custom-made series of clear plastic aligners are created. On average, Invisalign® aligners changes are done weekly.
What are the benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and are removable. You need to wear them for 20 to 22 hours per day, but you can remove them for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene. In addition, you will see the orthodontist less frequently than you would with braces. Invisalign is also far more comfortable, since there is no scratchy metal in your mouth.
Is Invisalign® right for you?
Widely spaced teeth occur when you have extra space within your jaw.
Cross bites occur when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It usually causes more than one upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth and can happen on both the front and/or the sides of the mouth.
Overcrowded teeth occur when there is a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally.
Deep bites occur when the upper teeth overlap significantly with the lower teeth.
Under bites occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth, usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw or both.
ParkwayHealth Orthodontists can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted regardless of your age. For more information about Invisalign® or to make an appointment, please contact our Appointment Service Center at 400.819.6622.
Article reviewed by Dr. Yafei Si, Orthodontist at ParkwayHealth.