We all understand braces. Either you were friends with the kid in school who used to get food caught in them or the nerd-turned-teen-heartthrob as soon as they got them removed. Braces are an orthodontic treatments designed to correct teeth that are out of place. If you have unseemly gaps, a “bad bite” which might predispose you to conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ, or are just tired of your crooked teeth, treatments like braces can help to finally set those teeth straight.
The only question is: have you become too old for braces?
Most tend to think of braces as a treatment for children, a common sight in grade school, and often a symbol for geekdom in movies or tv like “The Breakfast Club” or “Never Been Kissed.”
Despite this conditioning, however, braces have no age limit — although they can become embarrassing around the office. Lucky for you, though, modern orthodontics allow for all the benefits of braces but in half the time; also, no metal!
Straighter Teeth Are within Reach
Do you look in the mirror and pass judgment on the flaws in your smile? Are you hesitant to smile in photos, knowing what your teeth look like? If so, you’re not alone. People all over the United States wish they had straighter smiles. The good news is that a straighter smile is easier than ever to obtain.
In past twenty years, Invisalign has become the number one choice for adults hoping to straighten their smile. It’s really no mystery why. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign doesn’t require metal brackets and wires, allowing patients the freedom to choose what they eat, and cutting their hassle in half. Invisalign cuts your hassle in half again because you don’t have to clean around brackets and wires. (Pop math quiz: does this mean Invisalign is no hassle? Not exactly, but according to this completely unscientific and back-of-the-envelope calculation, we’d say it’s only one-fourth the hassle of braces!)
Using data collected from over two-million smiles, Invisalign has perfected their treatment method, making treatment time quicker and more effective. After an initial consultation, you’ll begin receiving clear plastic aligners custom-made according to your treatment plan. The aligners are BPA-free and nearly invisible.
Invisalign: the Perfect Option for Professionals
We get it, you’re busy. As an adult, who has time to wait for a treatment that could last up to three years, and requires several appointments? The average Invisalign treatment lasts between 6-12 months, and doesn’t require dozens of “adjustment appointments.” Instead, each new treatment aligner arrives conveniently by mail. In a world where you can get automatic shipments of toilet paper, toothpaste, and just about every other grocery you use regularly, that means you don’t have to leave the house!
In all seriousness, being a professional means you have to maximize your time and yourself. If you’re uncomfortable with the shape of your smile, Invisalign provides a simple and effective solution, and all it takes it scheduling one consultation!
Invisalign isn’t right for everyone, but it might be right for you. To learn whether you are a candidate for clear braces, please call (914) 526-2144 or email Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake today for an appointment.