Although braces are generally associated with adolescence, many adults choose to have orthodontic work to improve the look of their teeth. Many options are available for adults, including clear braces that have the advantage of being virtually invisible while treatment is underway.
Clear Braces for Adults
One of the major concerns for most people considering orthodontic treatment is what they will look like while their teeth are being straightened. Clear braces eliminate this concern, as they are virtually invisible. You can have your smile restored without having to worry about your appearance—an important consideration for many adults, especially those who deal with the public on a regular basis.
If you need orthodontic work but are concerned about how your teeth will look during treatment, be sure to ask your orthodontist about all the available options. With the numerous approaches to treatment available today, you’re sure to find something that will fit your individual needs and address any concerns you might have about long-term treatment.
Orthodontic Treatment with Invisalign
Invisalign is a popular type of clear braces used by many adults. Invisalign uses clear trays made of plastic to move your teeth into the proper position. Each tray is worn for about two weeks and moves your teeth a short distance. The incremental shifts in position eventually put your teeth into the proper alignment.
This type of orthodontic treatment can be used to address a variety of problems including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Misaligned bite
- Crooked teeth
Much like traditional braces, Invisalign usually takes twelve to eighteen months to complete the full treatment. During your treatment, however, you will be able to remove the trays occasionally for special occasions and to be sure they remain clean and properly maintained. You will also be able to eat foods such as fruits and chewy items that can damage traditional braces.
A consultation with our orthodontic specialists at Creekview Orthodontics can help evaluate your teeth and determine what changes will help you achieve a perfect smile. Call 214-547-0001 to schedule an appointment.