You had braces as a child, and like 50% of all orthodontic patients, you weren’t exactly diligent about wearing your retainer afterward. Now as an adult, you’ve noticed that your teeth have shifted, and the absolute LAST thing you want to do is get braces again. Thankfully, orthodontics has advanced quite a bit over the decades. If your smile is in need of an “update,” you can get Invisalign in Powell to straighten your teeth in the most discreet and comfortable way possible. With it, only you and your orthodontist will know you’re undergoing treatment!
Why Have Your Teeth Shifted in the First Place?
Braces were supposed to give you a straighter smile for life, right? So why have your teeth become crowded or crooked as an adult? In truth, there are a number of reasons this may have happened:
- As touched on above, a huge portion of people don’t wear their retainer after undergoing orthodontic treatment. Retainers help keep newly shifted teeth in place right after braces come off, because otherwise, they are likely to return to their original positions.
- As we age, a lot of things can change about our teeth. The enamel can wear down, cavities can develop, and some teeth can go missing altogether. All of these factors can lead to them shifting later in life despite having braces as a child.
- Just like your hair and eye color, sometimes the teeth will move as the result of genetics.
Fortunately, no matter what has caused your teeth to move, you likely won’t need braces to put them back into place!
Say Hello to Invisalign
Invisalign is a system that uses a progressive series of thin, clear plastic aligner trays to shift the teeth as opposed to metal brackets and wires. This gives the treatment a very subtle appearance that easily blends into any smile, meaning your friends and coworkers won’t ever notice it.
On top of this, Invisalign is also more convenient than traditional braces because it is removable. Whenever you want to eat or brush your teeth, you can just slip your trays off until you’re done. This helps the treatment slip seamlessly into every lifestyle.
And, the trays are always custom-made of smooth plastic based on a 3D impression of a patient’s teeth, so they are incredibly comfortable as well. You won’t have to worry about rough brackets or pokey wires irritating the inside of your mouth!
Get Your Smile Back in Line
While braces may have worked for you as a child, Invisalign is the perfect solution for you as an adult. If you’re in need of orthodontic treatment, Invisalign will allow you to achieve the smile you desire without altering your daily appearance in the process.
How can you get started with it? Simple, just contact an orthodontist in Powell today to schedule a consultation. Before you know it, you’ll be seeing a perfectly aligned smile in the mirror again.
About the Author
Dr. Jeffrey Shirck is an award-winning orthodontist based in Powell who is happy to serve patients of all ages. If you’re interested in getting Invisalign, you can schedule a FREE consultation here at Shirck Orthodontics. During it, our team will scan your teeth and show you what they will look like AFTER treatment so you can see firsthand how Invisalign will enhance your smile. For questions, or to schedule your FREE consultation, give us a call today.