When most people think of the orthodontist, braces, or just general teeth straightening, they almost instinctively think of children. That’s because the vast majority of people that they see wearing braces are children. For the most part, dentists and orthodontists like to resolve issues with teeth alignment and jaw alignment when the patient is a child, because by correcting the issue at a young age they’re ensuring that the patient won’t have any problems down the road. It’s also generally much easier to move teeth around and get them into the right place when a person is younger. Thus, orthodontics tends to be a field that primarily serves patients anywhere from the age of 8 or 9 until they are of age to graduate high school.
However, there are always a few people that slip through the cracks. These are the individuals who get well into adulthood only to be told by their dentist that they need to visit an orthodontist to talk about getting braces. When an adult is told that they might need braces by their orthodontist or their dentist, the first thing that jumps into their mind is how they’re going to look when they get them installed. Most adults work jobs where they wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing braces, and others don’t like the idea at all because they think it’s going to make them look like a child. Adults are generally very strongly opposed to wearing braces or any other gear in their mouth that’s going to be visible to the people they interact with on a daily basis.
Fortunately, for those adults out there who need to straighten their teeth there’s Invisalign. In case you’re not familiar with this product, it’s a series of clear trays that move your teeth into the correct alignment over time. You wear the first clear tray until it moves your teeth ever so slightly, and then you move onto the next one, and you do this over and over until your teeth are moved into their correct location. Invisalign can work just as well as braces in most cases, and no one will ever even know that you’re wearing them. Since they’re clear trays, most people, except for those that stare directly at your teeth for a long period of time, are never going to know that you’re wearing them. Thus, they’re a great option for adults who need to have their teeth straightened but don’t want to wear braces for the entire world to see. In fact, Invisalign is also a great option for kids who are worried about going to school with braces and being picked on.
If you’ve recently been told by your dentist or orthodontist that you need to have your teeth straightened and you’d really like to avoid having to get braces, talk to them about using Invisalign. Your teeth will be straightened all the same, but you won’t have to worry about wearing a bunch of metal brackets in your mouth 24/7. Reach out to iBracesVIP and speak to Dr. Garai about Invisalign today.