Many people associate braces and fixing crooked teeth with high school and young adulthood. But you can struggle with crooked teeth at many different times in your life. Unfortunately, many adults live uncomfortably with crooked teeth because they don’t want to go through adulthood with visible metal braces.

That is why the Invisalign system is especially popular with adults. Invisalign, the clear and removable alternative to metal braces, has exploded in popularity with the adult population; that finally have an option that doesn’t involve tight, permanent metal brackets on the teeth.

Why Invisalign is Popular with Adults

Invisalign uses a series of aligners to straighten teeth gradually. Each aligner moves teeth in small increments, and then is replaced by a new aligner after one or two weeks to move teeth even further. The aligners are also removable, and – perhaps most importantly – made with a clear material that isn’t readily apparent when placed on the teeth.

Adults in Orange County love Invisalign because it is discreet. As an adult, it’s not easy to imagine walking around in life with visible metal braces. Invisalign is:

  • More Professional – Visible metal braces can feel unprofessional or even embarrassing. Invisalign is a more professional way to straighten teeth, and one that won’t affect you in the workplace.
  • Easier to Use – By the time you’re an adult, you’re in more control over your oral health. That means that you should be able to maintain the oral hygiene tips that you need with Invisalign better than a young adult would. As long as you maintain excellent oral hygiene, the Invisalign are easier to use, and able to provide better benefits.
  • Better Long Term Oral Hygiene – As you get older, it becomes even more important to make sure that your teeth are as healthy as possible. Metal braces have some drawbacks that can damage teeth, and while it is always hard to repair teeth, it is even more a risk as you get older.

Invisalign also has no food restrictions, which is especially important for adults that are concerned that braces could affect them socially.

Is Invisalign a Good Choice for You?

Invisalign is an excellent system for orthodontics, especially for adults that want to avoid the drawbacks of metal braces. But to know whether or not it is the right choice for you, the best thing you can do is contact Remarkable Smiles today. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your orthodontic needs, and talk to you about the best strategy for your smile today.