Whether you’re 50 years old or 20 years old, if your smile isn’t straight enough, or aligned correctly, it’s never too late for orthodontics. At Dental Excellence of Blue Bell, we believe you are never too old for orthodontics. This is why we offer specifically adult orthodontics for our patients. If you’re an adult considering orthodontics, please learn more about the options we have available to you at our Blue Bell dental office.
Invisalign For Adults
Invisalign is one of the options we recommend for adult orthodontics. If you know what Invisalign is, Invisalign is its friendly cousin. Although it’s made of different plastic, it works very similarly.
Invisalign treatment uses clear plastic aligners to slowly shift teeth into their ideal position. Dr. Siegel takes digital impressions of your teeth and sends them off to the dental lab where they will craft each individual set of aligners in your treatment plan. Typical treatment plans take anywhere from six months to two years to complete. Dr. Siegel will instruct you to wear each set of aligners for two weeks for at least 22 hours per day before switching to the next pair.
Adults prefer Invisalign over traditional braces for many reasons. For one, they’re nearly invisible. Nobody will know you’re wearing braces unless they get really close to your face or you tell them. You can straighten your teeth without feeling self-conscious of a mouth full of metal. Invisalign is also significantly more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. Without the sharp metal brackets and wires, you don’t have to worry about cutting up your mouth or dealing with discomfort. Instead, smooth plastic will touch your lips, cheek, and tongue and not cut you in the process.
Invisalign is also convenient. You can enjoy all of your favorite foods and brush your teeth without hassle. Traditional braces usually come with a list of foods you can’t eat otherwise you will harm your braces. With Invisalign, patients remove their clear aligners to eat, brush their teeth, and floss just like they normally would. This adult orthodontic option can resolve most issues and is an ideal treatment for most adults.
Six Month Smiles For Adults
If your smile only has a small number of aesthetic problems, Six Month Smiles might be a better option for you. Instead of straightening your entire mouth, Six Month Smiles only focuses on your front teeth and ignores your molars. You can choose from either invisible aligners or clear braces to straighten your teeth in just six months. Please note that Six Month Smiles only addresses aesthetic problems. If your bite needs attention, this treatment will not work for you.
So which adult orthodontic treatment is right for you? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Siegel to find out! Please give us a call at (610) 272-0828 or contact us online today to book an appointment.