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About Invisalign for Adults
That is why we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions. This way, you can get the answers you need.
There is no set age to undergo Invisalign teeth straightening. However, it is typically recommended for individuals at least 13 years old. This is because the permanent teeth and jaw have developed by this point, making it a good time to wear aligners.
Still, Invisalign can be used to manage patients of varying ages. There are cases where children as young as eight years old may receive Invisalign, depending on their orthodontic needs. The dentists at Mary River Dental will make a recommendation based on your specific case.
In many cases, Invisalign is just as effective for adults as it is for any other age group. There are many reasons why adults choose to get Invisalign over traditional orthodontic treatments. Some of these include improved comfort, appearance, and convenience.
It must be noted, however, that this treatment is not appropriate for all adults. Depending on your needs, your dentist may recommend a different method. If you are interested in this treatment, we invite you to talk to the dentists at Mary River Dental to get a thorough evaluation.
This will depend on individual factors. Some of these are the severity of your case, your compliance with the treatment, and your unique response to the aligners. Most patients need to wear their aligners for 12 to 18 months. It is essential that you wear them every day for at least 22 hours.
However, this is only an average. And your dental treatment might last longer or shorter depending on your needs. The dentists at Mary River Dental can give you a specific timeline based on your case.
There is no age limit for Invisalign, and many adults choose this treatment option to address their orthodontic issues. Factors that may affect your candidacy for the treatment are:
- The severity of your orthodontic issues
- Any existing health conditions
- Your oral health
- Whether you are committed to wearing aligners as directed by your dentist
The proper way to decide if Invisalign is right for you is to talk with one of the dentists at our clinic. They will be able to assess your specific needs and give you a recommendation based on their knowledge. With the right commitment and consultation, it is never too late to enjoy the benefits of Invisalign.
Removing your aligners when you are eating or drinking is highly recommended. This is because food and drink can become stuck underneath your Invisalign trays. This could lead to stains or bacterial growth in your aligners and teeth, which can cause complications. In addition, you can damage your aligners if you attempt to chew on them.
However, if you forget to do so, remember to clean them thoroughly as soon as possible. You should also inspect them for any damage, such as cracks or distortions. If you experience any issues after eating with your aligners, contact your dentist for advice.
Invisalign is typically used to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. This means that it doesn’t change or affect the shape of your face. However, it can cause some changes that may be subtle for most people. These include managing misalignment problems with a poor bite (malocclusion). Another example is camouflaging mild skeletal discrepancies such as overbites and underbites.
By adjusting the alignment of your teeth, Invisalign can help improve your facial appearance in some cases.