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With Invisalign treatment, it’s never too late to get a straighter smile.
Are you an adult who feels self-conscious about their smile because of gaps between teeth, crowding or crookedness? If so, then our Hudson, MA, family dentists Dr. Michael Gigliotti and Dr. Jared Gittleman are here to help. Invisalign has become a popular orthodontic treatment among older teens and adults who want to get a more confident smile. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses removable aligners or trays that help shift teeth into the ideal position.
Being that Invisalign is a unique orthodontic system it’s not surprising that it offers some pretty cool and unique benefits. Here are just some of the advantages you’ll enjoy with Invisalign,
Address a Multitude of Smile Issues
Malocclusions, or “bad bites” can really throw off your smile’s function and aesthetics. Luckily, Invisalign technology continues to advance, allowing our Hudson, MA, dentist and his team to be able to treat a variety of issues with this clear system. Invisalign can be used to treat,
- Spaces between teeth
- Slightly crooked or twisted teeth
- Open bite
Feel More Confident
Along with providing you with a more confident smile, Invisalign will also help you feel more confident even throughout your treatment. Clear aligners that are custom-fitted to your mouth make treatment far less visible to others, so you can feel confident talking to your friends between classes or making a presentation in front of colleagues while straightening your smile at the same time.
Many of our older teen and adult patients are leading busy lives and it may be challenging to find time to come into the office regularly for maintenance checkups throughout your treatment. Invisalign makes this approach a bit easier, with checkups happening every six weeks. Plus, the average adult will only need to wear their Invisalign for about one year.
Fits into Your Lifestyle
One of the biggest concerns our older patients have is how much their treatment will change their well-established routine. If this was also something you were worried about you’ll be relieved to hear that Invisalign fits into your lifestyle. Since aligners are removable this means that you don’t have to change your diet or your oral routine to accommodate your braces. Just remove your aligners beforehand and your daily habits pretty much stay the same.
If you are ready to take the next steps towards a straighter smile, our Hudson, MA, dentists Dr. Michael Gigliotti and Dr. Jared Gittleman can help make that possible. Schedule your Invisalign consultation with Hudson Family Dental by calling (978) 562-2782.
Many adults these days are opting for clear aligners to correct orthodontic problems that have long bothered them. Katherine Heigl is a perfect example. She had one tooth that was out of alignment, and wanted to have it fixed before her wedding day.
“I got them [clear aligners] because of this wonky tooth,” Heigl told In Style magazine not long ago. “It's awesome because every two weeks you switch to a new retainer. Pretty much the perfect way to describe Invisalign is Netflix for your teeth.”
That's actually a pretty good way to describe this highly user-friendly form of orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners are transparent, plastic oral appliances that are changed every two weeks so that your teeth can be moved a little bit at a time, according to a carefully staged sequence. Though they cover your teeth completely, clear aligners are barely noticeable.
In fact, when Heigl excused herself before taking out her aligners to eat, her In Style interviewer said, “Who knew you wore them? I guess that's the point of Invisalign.”
Being able to remove the aligners for eating and, more importantly, teeth-cleaning, is another major advantage of this method of straightening teeth. Successful orthodontic treatment for adults depends on good periodontal health (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), and the best way to keep your gums and the underlying bone that supports your teeth healthy is to keep up an effective daily oral hygiene routine.
Clear aligners have been improved in recent years to correct more complicated malocclusions (“mal” – bad; “occlusion” – bite) than previously; they can even work well for teenagers. But there are still some cases that call for traditional braces. We would be happy to explore all the different options for orthodontic treatment with you, whether you have crowded teeth, an overbite or underbite, or just one “wonky tooth.”
If you would like more information about clear aligners, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about clear aligners in general by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Clear Aligners For Teenagers.” Dear Doctor also has more on “Wedding Day Smiles.”