08 Sep Am I Too Old For Braces?
Many adults struggle with the thought of getting braces. Though you may understand the advantages of straightening your teeth, you may feel that you have missed your window of opportunity when it comes to braces.
This dilemma is certainly understandable. Your dentist has informed you about how straighter teeth can improve your appearance, reduce the risk of gum disease, and relieve the symptoms of TMJ. Yet, you have no desire to struggle with brackets and wires, orthodontic checkups, or the adolescent appearance of braces.
For adults who wish to address their orthodontic needs as well as preserve a certain level of comfort and esthetics, Invisalign is the solution. Without any metal attachments, your dentist can guide your teeth into a more ideal position to achieve the same goals attained by traditional braces.
A wide range of orthodontic conditions can be corrected with Invisalign, including overbite, crowding and spacing. In a revolutionary process, and with the help of customized aligners, your teeth can be gently positioned right before your eyes.
Even as you notice the subtle changes in your smile, those around you will never have a clue about your orthodontic treatment. That’s because your aligners will be crystal-clear and nearly invisible as you speak and smile. These state-of-the-art appliances are also ultra-thin, and designed to offer both comfort and strength. As your new smile develops, your dentist will provide you with a new series of aligners until the process has been completed.
Throughout your treatment, you’ll visit the dental office periodically for a brief evaluation of your progress, and then you’re back to your normal lifestyle in no time at all.
As an adult, you’ll appreciate the predictability of the Invisalign process. At the start of your treatment, you’ll be able to view a three-dimensional representation of each phase of your treatment plan, including a visual image of the final result. This provides an opportunity for you to communicate your expectations regarding your goals and main concerns.
You may feel that you are too old to live with braces, but you are never too old for a beautiful smile.
If you are interested in pursuing the Invisalign treatment and would like more information on the next steps, call Balcones Family Dental, serving Cedar Park and surrounding areas, at 512-200-7422 to schedule a consultation.