My granddaughter came over the other day for lunch. I noticed she pulled out these clear things out of her mouth to eat. I asked her about it and she said they were braces. I thought that was super. I have always wanted to straighten my teeth but didn’t want a mouth full of metal cutting up the inside of my mouth, especially at my age.
While Invisalign has become quite popular with the teen set, it was originally designed for adults who have professional obligations and don’t want to have a mouth full of metal at work.
So, yes, if your bite is a candidate, you are NOT too old to have Invisalign. It used to be that only certain cases were good candidates, but it has made quite a few advancements and now even challenging cases can qualify.
Advantages of Invisalign
Aside from avoiding the metal, you’ll find they work faster than traditional braces. This will allow you to get your smile in tip-top form even faster.
If you’re are interested, the aligners can also double as teeth whitening trays. Then, you can straighten and whiten your teeth at the same time. Your smile can look like your 20 years old again.
Because they’re removable, there are no restrictions on what you can eat and drink at meals. You simply take off the aligners, eat your meal, brush and floss normally and put the aligners back in when you’re done.
An Invisalign Precaution
Make sure you limit things like coffee or alcohol to when you’re having a meal. You don’t want to drink them with your aligners in. The liquid will pool in your aligner and will eat away at your enamel.
This blog is brought to you by Newton Dentist Dr. Steve Bader.