How many years have you looked in the mirror and wished that your smile looked different than it does?
Maybe you have crooked teeth. Maybe you have crowded teeth.
Maybe you have an overbite, an underbite, or an open bite.
Maybe you have a gap or gaps between your teeth.
Or maybe you have more than one of those issues.
You’ve wanted to do something about it, but you thought that braces were your only option. As an adult, you may be worried that wearing braces could cause clients, customers, or co-workers to take you less seriously.
There may be another way to change your smile without brackets or wires. It’s called Invisalign®, and you can find it at Uptown Dental Associates.
If you live in or near Albuquerque, NM, call 505-407-8781 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists! Find out what a series of clear aligners could do for your smile.
Orthodontics Made For Adults
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration reported that 1 out of every 5 orthodontic patients is an adult. Part of the reason more adults are completing orthodontic care is because of options like Invisalign.
While it can and has been used successfully to treat teenagers, Invisalign was developed with adult patients in mind.
If you are a working professional, you may feel self-conscious about talking to people with braces attached to your teeth. From what we have been told by many patients, that was enough to discourage them from thinking about orthodontic treatment.
That was before they learned about Invisalign, which has been called “invisible braces” for a reason. Each aligner is made from transparent plastic. The aligner blends in when one is placed over your teeth, making it a discreet way to straighten your smile.
Many of our patients tell us how surprised they are that so few people notice them.
This could make it easier for you to take the step that you want to take. With Invisalign, you can feel comfortable wearing aligners in personal, professional, and social situations.
Other Advantages Of Invisalign
For some patients, the fact that Invisalign is less noticeable than braces is all the reason they need to choose them over braces.
But that’s just one of the advantages of using clear aligners instead of brackets and wires.
You can eat what you want to eat
Anyone who has worn braces can tell you that they were advised to avoid several foods during their treatment.
Hard and crunchy foods have the potential to cause brackets to come loose. Chewy foods can pull on wires, which could cause them to bend. And sticky foods can get stuck between teeth and wires. This could create problems when you try to remove the food residue.
You may not mind giving up popcorn (unpopped kernels), hard candy, corn chips, pretzels … but you won’t have to with Invisalign.
Braces can’t be removed, so you are stuck with them 24 hours a day every for as many as years as it may take to complete your treatment. With Invisalign, you can remove your aligner during meals. This means you can eat what you want.
Just remember to clean your teeth and your aligner before putting it back in.
You can be comfortable during your orthodontic care.
There’s no way around it. Braces can be uncomfortable.
When you first get them, you will feel them pulling and pushing your teeth. Each time they are adjusted, you will feel the increased tension. And in between visits, you will be aware of the tension on your smile.
On top of that, many patients find the brackets to be uncomfortable for a different reason. They can scratch the soft tissue on the inside of their mouths.
We hope this doesn’t happen, but sometimes wires get broken. The broken ends can poke into someone’s lips, cheeks, or gums. And that can be really uncomfortable, too.
With Invisalign, you won’t have those concerns. Each aligner is a single piece of smooth plastic. You may feel some gentle pressure when you switch to a new aligner, but nothing too bad.
And since there are no small pieces, there is nothing to break or to scratch the soft tissues of your mouth.
Is Invisalign Right For You?
To find out if a discreet and comfortable orthodontic treatment could work for you, start by contacting Uptown Dental Associates. You can request a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM dentist office by calling 505-407-8781 or by filling out our online form.
Find out for yourself if Invisalign could give you a new reason to smile.