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Not Just for Teens Anymore: Braces for Adults

October 31, 2021
Posted By: Carrollwood Village Dental
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One statistic you might find surprising is that, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in four patients currently getting braces is an adult. Though most people still associate braces with teenagers, modern dentistry can help adults who wish to improve their smiles look and function. However, many adults in Tampa, FL, are hesitant to live with a mouth full of metal for many reasons. The look is obtrusive, and maintenance is a pain, not to mention the discomfort your lips and gums sometimes experience with traditional braces.

This is where the Invisalign system becomes such a great option for adults. Invisalign consists of several clear and removable trays that, over time, straighten your teeth. In addition, unlike conventional braces, the Invisalign system gets rid of brackets and wires. As a result, your clear aligners fit neatly over your teeth and are hardly noticeable, easily removable, and more comfortable.

How Does Invisalign Treatment Begin?

Your Invisalign experience starts with a consultation with our team of professionals with the expertise to plan your treatment regimen as effectively as possible. We will evaluate your smile and discuss with you what changes you might desire. This assessment will give us the answers to many vital questions, such as:

  • How long will it take? – The number of weeks your treatment will require depends on your specific smile. 
  • How long do I wear my aligners each day? – You’ll wear each tray for a couple of weeks, between 20 and 22 hours per day, removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. 
  • How will it feel? – Your Invisalign trays are designed to be smooth with a custom fit; they won’t irritate the soft tissues on your cheeks and gums.
  • How much will it cost? – Your plan, which determines how long the treatment will take, is also a factor in the treatment’s cost.

The Next Invisalign Treatment Steps

With your treatment questions answered, you can begin immediately. Our Invisalign professionals will create precise dental impressions of your teeth. Accurate impressions will ensure your aligners fit tightly and comfortably. As you wear each series of aligners, you will notice your teeth slowly moving into place until your treatment is complete.

Invisalign for Adults in Tampa, FL

You can trust the team at Carrollwood Village Dental to be your partner in creating a straight smile to enhance your life as an adult. If Invisalign sounds like a good fit for you, don’t hesitate to call and schedule your consultation today.

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