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Senior Dentistry: Can Invisalign Work for You?

By In General July 27, 2018

Senior Dentistry: Can Invisalign Work for You?

Many adults avoid seeking treatment for their improper bite or misaligned teeth because of bulky metal braces. This is also true for senior patients, who may avoid orthodontics because they mistakenly believe it is too late to achieve a straight smile.

Invisalign® clear braces are a perfect choice for seniors who wish to improve their smiles. Results can be achieved in a year or less and the appliances are nearly invisible.

How are Invisalign Clear Braces Different?

The Invisalign system does not use brackets and wires. Instead, a series of customized clear plastic trays are molded to fit comfortably over your teeth and gradually move them into proper position. Patients swap aligners every two weeks with the next set in the series until they achieve their ideal smile. Senior patients can feel confident knowing their Invisalign treatment will be discreet, effective, and suited to their needs.

Are Removable Braces Hard to Use?

Issues with dexterity can make it hard for senior patients to brush and floss teeth, making it nearly impossible to clean around the bonded wires and brackets of metal braces. But Invisalign is easy to add to your daily routine. The dental trays pop over teeth and can be removed so patients can brush and floss normally.  There are no special tools needed to ensure your smile is clean and healthy.

Advantages of Invisalign Braces for Seniors

If you wore traditional braces in the past but your teeth have shifted out of place, Invisalign trays are an excellent option to improve your smile. Over time, even teeth that were once straight can change position, and if you’ve had any extractions, the risk of shifting increases. These circumstances make many seniors good candidates for treatment with Invisalign.

Invisalign aligner trays can be used in conjunction with other treatments to completely transform your smile. If you have one or more missing teeth and are planning to receive prosthetics, straighter teeth contribute to better restorative results.

You can trust our Anaheim Hills Invisalign provider Dr. Azita Adelynia to accurately evaluate your oral health, help you make an informed decision, and help you achieve a well-aligned smile with Invisalign braces.

For more information, please call or visit our office!

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