Most of our patients are adults and yet we do quite a bit of Invisalign Clear Braces, or “aligners” as they are often called. So if you think you are too old to move or straighten your teeth, think again.
There are may reasons to straighten your teeth. Of course we commonly think about improving the appearance of your smile with braces. This is one of the most common reasons someone chooses Invisalign. For our adults patients however, at least half decide to straighten their teeth for health reasons. When your teeth are crowded and overlap one another it is much harder to keep them clean. Your toothbrush is less effective on crooked teeth and flossing becomes much more important. As we age and we become more at risk for cavities and gum disease, having worn braces pays back benefits.
Some adults have their teeth straightened to help correct problems with how their teeth meet, their bite (or “occlusion” as we like to call it). Bite issues can cause the teeth to wear prematurely, muscle pain and headaches and problems with your TMJ (jaw joints). Whatever the reason you are interested in wearing Invisalign, there is no age limit.
If you are simply curious, please call the office for a complimentary consultation.