If you had orthodontic treatment as a child but have experienced movement of your teeth as an adult, Gardner Orthodontics has a solution for you… Invisalign! Even if you did not have braces as a child and would like straight teeth now, Invisalign is the clear solution. At Gardner Orthodontics, we believe it is never too late to straighten your teeth because the benefits of straight teeth are lifelong and priceless.
Did you know about 20% of all orthodontic patients are adults? You might think that it will be difficult to move your teeth since they have been in their position for many years. It is not only possible, but easier than ever to move your teeth into a more functional and aesthetically pleasing alignment.
If you have been looking into orthodontic treatment and are not sure where to go, Gardner Orthodontics specializes in orthodontic treatment for adults, teens and children! We are conveniently located in Richmond, VA. We are pleased to offer Invisalign to our adults orthodontic patients.
Here are some of the reasons why adults love Invisalign and are choosing it at a higher rate than ever before:
Though most people start off their Invisalign treatment self-conscious about whether people can see their aligners (as if they were actually wearing metal braces), the truth is that no one will be able to tell you are wearing them unless you tell them you are. There will be a few days of adjustment. During the first few days of wearing the aligners, you will probably notice it is more difficult to speak, but your mouth will adjust to the extra bulk around your teeth, which is less than traditional braces). This solution is far less noticeable than having metal or even clear braces and a wire across the front of your teeth.
EATING AND DRINKING; BRUSHING AND FLOSSING
Traditional braces come with dietary restrictions. They are imposed to maintain the structure and function of the braces system. The same restrictions DO NOT APPLY to Invisalign. Invisalign is removable; therefore you are able to eat or drink (coffee) whenever you want. It should be noted that clean aligners need to be placed on clean teeth.
With the removability of Invisalign, you merely continue your normal oral hygiene routine: brushing after each meal and flossing daily. Maintaining good oral hygiene will benefit you during and after your Invisalign treatment period.
Invisalign aligners straighten your teeth gradually. Invisalign patients usually find they experience less discomfort than patients wearing metal brackets and wires. The adjustment period is much shorter, as there are no rough brackets or edges to the aligners and therefore fewer mouth sores with Invisalign. Whether you are a busy parent or a busy professional, having less pain and discomfort is always bonus.
Invisalign requires fewer office visits. Why? There is nothing to take apart, replace or adjust with Invisalign. You will switch out your aligners every two weeks for a new set, but you will not need an appointment for that. Most likely, you will have scheduled office visits every 8-10 weeks so Dr. Gardner can make sure you are on the right track.
It is not too late to have straight teeth and a beautiful, confident smile. Gardner Orthodontics is dedicated to giving you a beautiful smile at any age. Straight teeth are healthy teeth. Call us today to get started at (804) 282-0505 or request a complimentary consultation online.