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You Are Never Too Old for a New Smile with Invisalign!

March 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 1:58 am
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A few decades ago, the only orthodontic available to get a straighter smile was traditional braces. Oh, how times have changed! With the invention of Invisalign, you no longer have to commit to months of wearing metal brackets and wires. This modern treatment offers a discreet, convenient, and comfortable option to get the aligned pearly whites you have always dreamed of. Read on to learn why Invisalign is a great choice even for older adults.

Invisalign is Effective for People of All Ages

People commonly connect orthodontic treatment with teenagers. They often think it’s too late to straighten their pearly whites. However, as long as you have good oral health, your teeth can still move into a more desirable position, no matter your age!

Whether you have a crooked or slightly overcrowded smile, Invisalign can correct the dental flaws that bother you. Your age is usually not a factor when your dentist examines and determines if the treatment is right for you. Actually, dental teams often see older patients who are seeking Invisalign more than younger ones! This is largely attributed to the fact that older adults had put off aligning their teeth until they were able to afford it.

How Long Will Treatment Last?

Generally, you will undergo Invisalign treatment for between one to two years. However, the exact timeline will weigh heavily on the complexity of your dental issues. If you have had orthodontic treatment in your younger years, you may only require a touch-up to achieve your desired results; it could even be as little as six months. But if this is your first time getting orthodontics, along with severe crowding and bite correction problems, then your treatment plan will likely be longer.

The Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatment

In addition to a gorgeous new smile, there are several other benefits to adult orthodontic treatment, such as:

  • Improved oral and overall health: Straight teeth are not only easier to clean and maintain, but you decrease the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, periodontal disease is associated with other health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes, so your physical health will be improved too!
  • Lower risk of jawbone and tooth loss: You will lower the chances of jawbone and tooth loss when your teeth are in their proper places and have ideal spacing.
  • Higher self-esteem and a boost of confidence: An improved smile can do wonders for your self-esteem and confidence. Studies show that it can benefit your career, home life, and relationships, leading to an overall better quality of life.

If a straighter smile is on your bucket list, Invisalign can help you cross it off the list! With your dentist’s assistance, you can start your journey toward more aligned teeth and enjoy them for many years to come.

About the Practice

Dr. Marissa Mikolich and her team at Mikolich Orthodontics help keep the smiles of Canfield healthy and beautiful. She earned her doctoral degree in dentistry from The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Additionally, she earned a Master of Science degree in oral biology from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry to provide advanced orthodontic care. By using personalized plans and advanced technology, she offers a range of services, including Invisalign. To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact her through her website or call (330) 967-4110.

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