Why Invisible Aligners Are Great For Adults
If you know several people who have had their teeth straightened as adults, you may have noticed a trend. Many of these people probably opted for invisible aligners rather than braces. Why is this? What makes clear aligners such a good choice for adults? Here are a few factors.
Invisible aligners look more professional.
Nobody should judge you for having braces as an adult if that is what's needed to straighten your teeth. However, that doesn't mean people don't feel self-conscious when wearing braces. You may feel like people are looking at you, especially in professional settings. With clear aligners, it is tough to even see the dental appliances on your teeth. Someone might be able to tell if they look closely, but most people aren't getting that close to your mouth. As such, invisible aligners allow adults to maintain a more professional appearance and to feel more confident in that appearance.
You can eat anything with invisible aligners.
As an adult, you may be more careful about what you eat. You may already know what foods work for you, and you may already have some dietary restrictions that keep you from eating certain foods. Adding the dietary restrictions that come with braces may just seem like too much. With invisible aligners, there are no dietary restrictions. You can't actually eat anything with the aligners in place, but you remove them to eat. Whether your food is crunchy, chewy, or sticky, you can enjoy it to the fullest and put your aligners back in place when you're done.
You remove the aligners to brush your teeth.
Tooth decay is a concern at any age, but especially as you get older. Cleaning around metal braces can be an issue. If you don't clean around them well, you may end up with cavities and decay, not to mention, bad breath. If you opt for invisible aligners, you remove them to brush your teeth. So, you can go on caring for your teeth as usual, and you don't have to worry about an increased risk of tooth decay and cavities.
There's a reason many of the adults in your life are getting invisible aligners from their dentists. Although they offer advantages at any age, they are a particularly advantageous option for adults who want straighter teeth. It's really nice to be able to eat whatever you want and remove the aligners to brush your teeth as per usual.
For more information, talk to your dentist about Invisalign.