At Silver Leaf Dentistry, we believe it’s never too late to make a change to your smile. Whether you’ve had missing teeth for years or are an adult looking to straighten your teeth for the first time, Dr. Wallin and our team can help get your smile where you envision it to be. One common way we help our adult patients is through Invisalign treatment. Both older teens and adults who didn’t wear braces, or who have seen their smile regress after orthodontic treatment years ago, may be candidates for this invisible aligner therapy.
Summer is a great time to start straightening your teeth, especially if you’re a busy parent who’s getting a break from all the school activities or an older teen who wants to get used to orthodontics during summer break. To get your free Invisalign consultation, call 720-504-2539 today.
Why Get Invisalign Orthodontics?
We’ve found that different patients have different reasons for choosing to straighten their teeth with Invisalign. Here are a few. See if any apply to you.
Redoing orthodontic care
Let’s face it – a lot of us had braces as teens but didn’t wear our retainers like we should have. Sometimes, however, our care wasn’t handled properly. In either case, your teeth may have gotten crooked again over time. If you’re ready to get the straight smile you should have gotten back then, Invisalign can help.
Getting straight teeth without discomfort
Metal braces are great for just about any orthodontic problem. But they aren’t always comfortable. Having little pieces of metal and bands in your mouth can be uncomfortable, especially when they scratch against your cheeks or break. So can getting adjustments, which are required for traditional braces.
You don’t have time to deal with discomfort. If you want a more comfortable way to get the smile you deserve, Invisalign aligners may be the solution.
Seeing a better smile without seeing the treatment
Adults and older teens aren’t used to seeing other adults and older teens in metal braces, though it is more common nowadays. Metal braces are distracting to your appearance, and they can make you look immature.
Many of our patients choose Invisalign for this reason alone. Often, no one will ever know you’re wearing “braces” because the aligners are clear. They’ll do their work, gradually straightening your teeth while showing others only an increasingly better smile. You can meet clients, give presentations, or even spend a night out with your significant other without metal showing.
Eating what you want
Everyone knows braces interfere with normal eating. You have to change your diet. You can’t eat apples well, popcorn is completely off limits, and food gets stuck in your teeth even if it’s on the “OK to eat” list.
Invisalign aligners are removable. They can come out so you can eat what you’ve always eaten. And you don’t have to get embarrassed about food staying in your teeth until you can brush them or use little orthodontic tools to get it out.
A couple of happy side effects of this is that you can also take out your aligners for special occasions, and you won’t have markings on your teeth left behind by metal braces when you’re done with treatment.
Finishing treatment in less time
We know older teens and adults are busy. Unlike kids, they have demands on their time and want to be inconvenienced as little as possible. For many of our patients, Invisalign treatment can be completed in just 12 months. The average time is usually 12 to 18 months, though some mild cases can be finished sooner. Plus, you’ll get to see the progress much sooner than that!
This is a great benefit if you’re looking into the future: maybe you’re getting married next year or have a big class reunion coming up then. You’ll wow others with your more attractive, sophisticated smile, and they won’t have to know your secret! Plus, you’ll feel more comfortable smiling for the inevitable photos.
Complementing other cosmetic dental work
Maybe you’ve had your teeth whitened or have had other work done to improve your smile. Straightening your teeth may be all that’s left to get the smile you’ve always imagined. It’s easier than ever now with Invisalign.
Ready to see your straight, confident smile with Invisalign treatment? For Longmont, CO orthodontics, call us at 720-504-2539 today to set up your free consultation. You can also request your visit with Dr. Wallin online. We don’t think you’ll ever look back on your choice!