Straighten Things Out With Adult Orthodontics

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It is no secret that most of us were not endowed with a perfectly straight, evenly spaced smile. That’s just the way it is. And that is where your Holladay dentist comes in!

At Holladay Dental Studio, we have a great solution for adults looking to straighten out the bothersome features of their smile.

In our opinion, it makes good sense to embark on a journey of transformation now. No one deserves it more than you! And we’ll make it easy, as you’ll learn in this article!

Get A Better Smile Fast

We feel your pain. No one wants to go through life with crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth. If you are an adult who doesn’t want to deal with conventional treatments that fill your mouth with metal brackets and wires for 2-3 years, we completely understand. And we wouldn’t want that for you.

Rather, we’d like to suggest a better system designed to deliver the smile of your dreams without any of the headaches associated with old school braces. It’s called Invisalign, and we think you will be pleased with all that it has to offer a grown up patient.

Invisalign Was A Game-Changer

Back in 1999, this forward-looking method was unveiled in response to all the recurring complaints about ordinary braces. And, it is definitely different!

Invisalign “clear braces” shift your teeth through a series of transitional stages, each one getting you closer to your desired end results.

To make it happen, we will plot out your treatment schedule in advance so we will all know exactly what to expect at each step along the way.

From these detailed images of your mouth, our team can design a succession of clear plastic aligners that you will then swap out every two weeks to keep the realignment moving along according to the master plan.

Instead of harsh metal wires and brackets, Invisalign aligners are made of a high-grade polyurethane that is gentle to your gums, cheeks and tongue, and nearly invisible to the human eye.

We think that the best feature of Invisalign is that these smooth, comfortable aligners are also removable. As such, you won’t be stuck with orthodontic gear in your mouth 24/7 while treatment is taking place.

They can be taken out for meals, and for simple cleaning purposes. In fact, you just rinse them under warm water and pop them back in. There won’t be any weird tools or brushes required for maintenance. And no dietary restrictions will be imposed!

What more could you possibly ask for from an orthodontic solution?

The Advantages Are Easy To See

Invisalign is a safe, subtle, and effective way for most people to improve their smile. With this method, you won’t wave to wait around for 2-3 years to see that improvement, either. Total treatment time is usually only about 12 months, depending on the severity of your issues.

This is a wonderful solution for adults who could benefit from orthodontics but don’t want to be made to feel like an awkward teenager again.

There Are Pitfalls

User error can derail your treatment. Because they are removable, we often have problems where the patient will take out the aligners too often during any given day. This results in slower or even unsuccessful alignment. If you plan to use the Invisalign orthodontic system, know that you need to wear your aligners for at least 20 hours each day to see the results you desire.

We also must point out that Invisalign is not for everyone. If you have severely misaligned teeth or have complicated bite or other jaw issues, Invisalign may not be for you. Because of their simplistic, comfortable design, Invisalign aligners just are not capable of treating more complicated orthodontic cases. That said, Invisalign can treat most patients with mild to moderately crooked teeth.

Learn More, Get Started!

If you have been inspired by today’s blog post, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Ericksen to discuss if Invisalign is the right cure for you. Contact us right away to take that next step towards a better smile!

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