For adults wanting to achieve a straighter, brighter smile, the thought of undergoing orthodontic treatment may bring back memories of awkward metal braces and trying to hide your smile. For teens today, however, the process of orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to include this awkwardness. Invisalign now makes it easier, more discreet, and much more comfortable to achieve the smile you desire.
Why Invisalign is a Popular Choice Among All Ages
Invisalign aligners are incredibly discreet. Made using 3D computer-imaging technology which takes the current position of your teeth and your desired, final straightened position, to map out a treatment plan. Each aligner is created from thin, flexible, medical-grade, thermoplastic, that works to straighten your teeth by gently and gradually guiding your teeth into the desired position.
Each new aligner, issued every two weeks, applies a controlled force to specific teeth so only certain teeth move with each new aligner, making the process much less painful than traditional braces.
Patients are required to wear their aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day, but they can be removed to eat, brush teeth, clean the trays, play sports etc. which makes them so appealing to teens and adults alike. Gone are the days of avoiding certain foods in the case of breaking metal brackets and wires, you can continue to eat your favourite foods, if your teeth have been cleaned before reapplying your braces.
Are There Differences in Treatment for Invisalign in Teens and Adults?
In terms of the Invisalign treatment, there is no difference. Both teens and adults have their aligners created in accordance with their orthodontist’s agreed plan, having new aligners created every two weeks to ensure that the desired outcome is achieved. The only difference is that teens will more than likely receive more aligners, just due to the nature of being an active teen and maybe not as responsible with their belongings as an adult. Other than this difference both the kinds of dental issues are the same and the materials used to create the aligners are the same, for both age groups.
Benefits of Invisalign in Teens
Confidence in appearance is extremely important to teens, that’s why Invisalign aligners are created to be as discreet as possible, allowing teenagers to take control of their own self-esteem and gain the smile they have always desired. Alongside this, other benefits of Invisalign among teens are:
- Aesthetic Appeal – Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually unnoticeable, allowing teens to straighten their teeth without feeling embarrassed about their smile during a critical period of self-image development.
- Convenience – Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easier for teens to maintain good oral hygiene. They can eat their favourite foods without restrictions and brush and floss their teeth as usual. This helps prevent common issues like cavities and gum disease that can be challenging to manage with traditional braces.
- Comfort – Invisalign aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear. Teens won’t have to deal with the discomfort and potential mouth sores that metal brackets and wires can cause.
- Sports and Activities – teens who are active in sports or play musical instruments can continue their hobbies without major adjustments. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners won’t interfere with these activities.
Benefits of Invisalign in Adults
Whether you are an adult returning to orthodontic treatment after receiving it as a teenager or are completely new to the experience, Invisalign offers comfort and freedom to continue with your daily routine, with minimal interference. The comfort and discreetness of the aligners mean that friends and colleagues will barely notice that you are working to achieve your perfect smile. Other benefits to adults include:
- Professional Appearance – many adults hesitate to get orthodontic treatment because they worry about how it will impact their professional image. Invisalign’s discreet nature allows adults to straighten their teeth without drawing unwanted attention in the workplace.
- No Food Restrictions – Invisalign aligners can be removed for meals, so adults can enjoy all their favourite foods without worrying about damaging brackets or wires. This also makes dining out and social events more enjoyable.
- Improved Oral Health – straighter teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of dental problems like cavities and gum disease. Invisalign helps adults achieve not just a better smile but also better overall oral health.
- Minimal Discomfort – Invisalign aligners are designed for comfort, and the treatment process is typically less painful than traditional braces. There’s no need for painful adjustments or frequent visits to the orthodontist.
Adult and Teen Invisalign Treatment at your Specialist Orthodontists, Chorley
Whether you’re an adult or a teenager, here at Chorley Orthodontics, we have the knowledge and experience in Invisalign to ensure that you gain the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Invisalign is just one of the specialist-led, orthodontic treatments we use, and our friendly, passionate, and enthusiastic team of professionals works hard toward providing the best service and achieving the results you desire.
Book a free consultation today at our new, specialist orthodontists in Chorley and begin your comfortable and discreet journey to a brighter smile.