Jul 7, 2022

You’re Never Too Old to Get the Smile of Your Dreams Using Invisalign

Ever had questions about what Invisalign clear aligners are? Were you worried about the total Invisalign cost? Read along with this blog post article as we share the information you’ve been looking for about Invisalign clear aligners for adults from the best orthodontist Beverly Hills residents can find.

You’re Never Too Old to Get the Smile of Your Dreams Using Invisalign

Are You Too Old for Invisalign?

You are never too old to get the smile of your dreams.

At Smile Health Orthodontics, we treat patients of all ages, but we know that older patients may not want to draw even more attention to their smiles during their treatment.

We offer discrete treatment options, such as Invisalign clear aligners. These alternatives to traditional metal braces are nearly invisible. Many patients prefer this option to get beautifully straight smiles without anyone even knowing they are in treatment.

The science behind moving teeth remains more or less the same, no matter your age. However, adult patients may experience some dental issues that younger patients do not.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adult patients are much more likely to suffer from periodontal disease. More than 47% of adults over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal disease, and the risk only increases with age.

But the good news is, periodontal disease is treatable. Patients should solve any periodontal issues before engaging in orthodontic treatment.

The best way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Smile Health Orthodontics.

Some Advantages of Invisalign Clear Aligners for Adults

Many adult patients love Invisalign for the advantages it can offer over traditional braces treatment plans.

An orthodontist, such as Dr. Solomon, makes an impression of your teeth. This model helps create a custom-made set of clear aligner trays specifically for your teeth.

The official Invisalign FAQ reminds us that they manufacture this appliance with non-BPA plastic, making them almost invisible in your mouth. And because the aligners are removable, you can eat and drink whatever you’d like – simply pop out your aligners and enjoy all your favorite foods and beverages.

Patients will consider using these clear aligners or other alternative orthodontic appliances to fix their jaws and teeth alignment. Some people do so out of cosmetic concerns, while others hope for a non-surgical fix to some dental health issues.

Keep in mind there is a relationship between jaw malocclusions and teeth malalignment with dental health concerns.

Fortunately, Invisalign can help fix most orthodontic problems, and many adults choose this option for the additional advantages we mentioned. Let’s look at some specific cases.

Can Invisalign Fix Crooked Teeth?

Yes! Invisalign can correct even severely crowded teeth because it doesn’t require a specific amount of tooth surface to work.

Traditional braces require brackets to be placed on the teeth. However, you will have to ask your orthodontist if you are a viable candidate. Extreme cases of crowding or tooth rotation could mean that your clear aligners won{t work or may need additional attachments.

Shorter Visits to the Orthodontist

Your Invisalign treatment requires you to use a set of trays you will have to change periodically. It is essential to follow your orthodontist’s instructions on changing aligner trays because each tray works for a particular tooth movement.

Fortunately, your visits to our office will be much shorter as there is little adjustment necessary. Please follow our instructions, remember to use your trays for at least 22 hours every day, and avoid changing trays too quickly.

You will have to wear each tray set for approximately two weeks before changing to the next one. Premature changes could reduce your treatment’s effectiveness.

Fewer Diet Changes During Your Adult Invisalign Treatment

Patients love that they don’t have to adjust their diets while in Invisalign because you simply remove the aligner trays when eating or drinking anything but water.

Unlike brackets and archwires, hard taco shells and popcorn won’t dislodge any pieces. Still, it’s important to avoid eating in your aligners as chewing can damage them, altering their fit. You also need to avoid drinking hot beverages that can warp the plastic.

Your Invisalign treatment will be virtually invisible to those around you; that is why you should avoid drinking colored beverages, such as coffee, soda, or red wine while you have your aligners on. These beverages can stain the aligners, defeating the purpose of having a near-invisible appliance.

It’s Easier to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Caring for your smile and your aligners is easy. Because the aligners are removable, you take them out when brushing and flossing.

There are no pesky brackets or wires to try to brush and floss around, so your smile is easy to care for.

How to Clean Your Clear Aligners and Retainers?

Caring for your aligners is a breeze, too. Keeping your aligners clean is important to ensure your smile stays healthy throughout treatment. Even though you will only use each aligner tray for two weeks, there could be significant plaque build-up.

Rinse your aligner thoroughly whenever you remove them from your mouth. Do not use hot water, as this can warp the plastic. You can also use denture cleaner or special Invisalign cleaning crystals.

Caring for your aligners will keep bad breath and decay at bay.

Instead Dr Solomon recommends assigning a separate toothbrush just for the aligners/retainers and instead of using toothpaste, use liquid handsoap and rinse with lota of cold water.

Start Your Journey With Invisalign for Adults in Beverly Hills

The only way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign is through an in-person consultation.

Invisalign has seen tremendous advances in its technology, opening the treatment up to many patients it couldn’t successfully treat when it was first introduced.

If you have an underbite, crossbite, open bite, or overbite, Invisalign may be able to offer you a discrete, comfortable and removable way to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

If you are interested in learning more about the advantages of Invisalign treatment or see if you are an ideal candidate, call Smile Health Orthodontics today at 310-926-6220.