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Teeth Straightening For Adults: Why Invisalign Is The Best Option

Many people want the bright appearance that comes from straight teeth. But there are several benefits to straightening your white teeth

Some adults may not feel comfortable or welcome to the idea of straightening their teeth at an older age. Many don’t want metal braces that could make them look like a teenager. However, there are better options for achieving your goal with modern dentistry technology. 

At Alaska Dental Arts, we can help you straighten your teeth and get the smile of your dreams with Invisalign. We offer many solutions for you and want you to choose what best suits your needs. But can adults get Invisalign? Here is why Invisalign is the best option for straightening your teeth as an adult. 

Are you interested in scheduling your consultation? Contact Alaska Dental Arts today to get started! 

What Are Your Teeth Straightening Options?

There are a few methods that you can consider if you want to straighten your teeth. Many people default to thinking about metal braces since that is the traditional method used for orthodontic teeth alignment.

Metal braces can be an option for you as they are offered by almost all orthodontists, can be less expensive than aligners, and are highly durable. However, metal braces aren’t always the best option for adults as they’re more noticeable, harder to clean, limited in what you can eat and more inconvenient since they require regular orthodontist visits to tighten the braces. 

Ceramic braces are also an option as they are either ceramic, porcelain, or plastic that resembles a tooth-colored or clear color. This option is just as effective as braces and is less visible. However, they still have downsides such as being more brittle than metal braces, more expensive, and easily stained. 

Invisalign is a popular option for adults as they are removable plastic molds that are used to straighten teeth and can fix overbites and underbites. This option is more comfortable, virtually invisible, and reduces the risk of poor dental hygiene. Invisalign can be more expensive than traditional options, but these clear aligners offer more freedom than other methods. 

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign, also known as invisible braces or clear aligners, is a system of transparent plastic trays used as orthodontic devices. The trays are custom molded to fit over your teeth and gradually alter them to an ideal arch-form, bite alignment, and beautiful smile. Invisalign can potentially move your teeth faster than traditional methods and will do so invisibly. 

You’ll be responsible for keeping track of your clear trays and exchanging them for the new set every two weeks. These trays allow you to comfortably straighten your teeth without drastically changing your lifestyle. Many adults find Invisalign to be the right option for their needs since they better suit their lifestyle and appearance. 

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What Are The Benefits of Invisalign?

Although Invisalign costs more than conventional metal braces, they are well worth the price. Choosing Invisalign will help you achieve a beautiful smile that makes you more confident. When you’re feeling better about your appearance, it helps your overall confidence in yourself, which shows to other people. 

Besides feeling better about your smile, there are several other benefits of choosing Invisalign to straighten your teeth. 

They’re Nearly Invisible

Simply put, clear aligners make it harder for other people to tell that you’re straightening your teeth, unlike the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. Adults don’t want to look like a teenager again with metal braces and prefer an option that may not make them feel self-conscious or lower their self-esteem. 

Removable Trays

One of the most significant downsides to conventional braces is not being able to take them off. Although you’ll be wearing your Invisalign trays for 22 hours a day, they are removable. This allows you the freedom to participate in activities and eat whatever food you’d like to. 

Good Dental Hygiene

Since the trays are removable, you can properly clean your teeth and gums without brackets or wires interfering. Your gums are less likely to become red and inflamed due to poor dental hygiene. Some people also worry about white spots left on their teeth due to the difficulty of cleaning around metal braces. However, Invisalign ensures you can effectively upkeep your dental hygiene and minimize the risk of dental diseases. 

No Safety Risks

Invisalign allows you to go about your life without interring with your mouth. You won’t need to worry about pain from sharp brackets and wires. Even injuries due to broken wires and brackets are avoided. 

Meets Expectations

Patients can see the predicted result and estimated time to treatment from the start. Metal braces can be a trial-and-error situation with a moving end date. However, with our expert staff at Alaska Dental Arts, we’ll help give you a clear direction on if the treatment is right for you and how long it will take. 

Are you ready to see if Invisalign is right for you? Schedule your consultation today

Why Should You Straighten Your Teeth?

Straightening your teeth means having the perfect smile that people strive for. More than one-third of adults are unhappy with their smiles. This can hinder one’s ability to feel confident and happy with themselves. 

When someone’s self-esteem is lacking, it can have negative implications across several areas of their life. They may not feel comfortable smiling for pictures or going on dates. However, straightening their teeth can bring back their self-confidence and lead to positive ripples in their life. 

Straightening can also help your overall dental hygiene as crooked teeth can lead to oral health issues, including: 

  • Periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Chewing and digestion issues
  • Excess wear on teeth 
  • Speech difficulties

Crooked teeth can make it difficult for your hygienist to clean them properly. It’s common for plaque to build up, leading to tooth decay. By choosing to straighten your teeth, you’re choosing to reach the smile goals of your dreams and allow excellent dental hygiene.

Why Should You Choose Alaska Dental Arts For Your Invisalign?

We know that choosing your dental hygienist is a big deal. And choosing the right place to invest your money and time into to achieve your goals is just as important. 

When you choose Alaska Dental Arts for your care, you can rest assured that we’ll keep you happy and healthy. We can be your one-stop shop for your dental care, such as emergency dental care, family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. We want to work with you to leave you saying “wow” at the end of your treatments. 

Our Dental Savings Plan allows everyone to get the quality dental services they deserve for just $200 a year. With our Dental Savings Plan, you can even be eligible for $1,000 off your Invisalign care. Our locations in Anchorage, Juneau, and North Pole enable us to serve the Alaskan community. 

Come in to learn more about if Invisalign is the right option for you. If it’s not, we have other cosmetic dentistry options, so you can find the best solution for you. Don’t just settle for mediocre care when you can get excellent care that will help you achieve the smile goals of your dreams. 

Are you ready to start your smile journey? Schedule an appointment with Alaska Dental Arts today!