There is a trend toward more and more adults choosing Orthodontic treatments. With advances in orthodontics, such as the clear, removable braces offered by Invisalign, it’s no surprise that new technology is setting the trend for the rise in the number of adults undertaking orthodontic treatment. In fact, over half of the new orthodontic patients at Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group are adults.
What is it exactly that adults want from their orthodontic treatment?
We find that there are 3 expectations that our adult orthodontic patients are frequently expressing the need for. In order for an orthodontic treatment to work for their lives, our patients are asking for convenience, comfort and appearance.
Fortunately, Invisalign braces answer to each of these concerns – we’ll show you how!
Expectation #1 — Convenience
Our patients have asked for a flexible and convenient teeth straightening process to improve their smiles. At the same time, our patients do not want to make trade-offs with their lifestyle or valuable time.
Invisalign treatments are designed with convenience in mind. Since the clear invisalign aligners can easily be removed they can be conveniently popped out on special occasions and then popped back in again later.
This teeth straightening system is perfect for those with a busy schedule. Visits to our Nanaimo dental clinic are expected just once every 6 weeks. In terms of cleaning and maintenance, there are really no special requirements – just remove you invisalign aligners and brush and floss as usual.
Of course you still need to wear the aligners for a minimum of 22 hours per day, but with the ability to remove them at will, the impact on your lifestyle is under control.
Expectation #2 — Comfort
Traditional wire and bracket braces of the past had a bad reputation for feeling very tight and uncomfortable the whole way through the treatment. With Invisalign, making the decision to straighten your teeth doesn’t equate to a year or more of discomfort!
Each set of aligners are worn for about 2 weeks. At the beginning of each new aligner set, it is common to feel a sense of tightness or pressure. However, since the aligners are designed for short stages, this pressure is lighter and most people adapt to it quickly. If the pressure is really too much, it is possible for your dentist to adjust the aligners.
Traditional braces also used to wreak havoc on the delicate tissues of the inner mouth. Invisalign aligners, in contrast are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your gums and inner checks.
When it comes to eating, the Invisalign design really shines. Simply remove the trays when eating and don’t worry about sacrificing any of the foods you normally enjoy!
Expectation #3 — Appearance
Working professionals dread the idea of wearing wire and bracket braces for over a year to straighten their teeth. Also, the traditional appearance of braces carries the stigma of being juvenile – the realm of teenagers not grown adults.
Invisalign aligners in contract to traditional braces are virtually invisible – giving you the privacy and anonymity you deserve while completing your orthodontic treatment. With all of these advantages, it’s no wonder that adult orthodontic trends favour treatments like Invisalign that provide comfort and convenience without sacrificing appearance.
Contact us about Invisalign
Get started by contacting Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group to book a free invisalign consultation today. We are Preferred Invisalign providers and offer financing plans to help make your perfect smile a reality today.
Learn more about the Invisalign treatment process on our website.