January 21, 2014
The Top 3 Trends in Adult Orthodontics: Discretion, Comfort and Convenience
Orthodontic treatment for adults is becoming more and more popular—in fact, nearly 50% of Docbraces' patients are adults. While there are a number of treatments available to straighten teeth, Invisalign is becoming increasingly popular among adults and teens at our Halifax, Dartmouth, Amherst, Moncton, Charlottetown and Summerside locations. The latest in orthodontic technology, Invisalign's smile straightening system is minimally invasive and has little impact on the lifestyle of those who wear it.
Today’s patients are expecting their orthodontic options to be attractive, pain-free and compatible with their lives. These demands are shaping trends in orthodontic treatment, and the top 3 trends emerging as a result are 1) Discretion, 2) Comfort and 3) Convenience.
Find out how Invisalign is a leader when it comes to these three orthodontic trends:
Trend #1 — Discretion
Appearance is paramount to our adult patients, but they don't want to sacrifice their looks in the short-term for the long-term benefits of a beautiful smile. Unlike traditional braces with bracket and wires, Invisalign aligners (the removable trays that fit in the mouth to gently guide the teeth into place) are virtually invisible. In contrast to the methods of the past, orthodontic trends are favouring treatments that are least noticeable while delivering maximum effectiveness. Because Invisalign is clear, it is the choice for many adults who wish to straighten their smile, but not have the world know about it.
Trend #2 — Comfort
The braces and orthodontic treatments of the past depended on heavy forces to move teeth into place, earning an uncomfortable reputation among wearers. Now, deciding to straighten your teeth doesn’t mean sentencing yourself to a year or more of discomfort. Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic so you don't have to worry about the gum and mouth irritation traditional teeth-straightening methods may cause. Invisalign aligners aren’t only smooth and comfortable to wear, they make eating and hygiene more comfortable as well. Because the aligner trays are removable for easy cleaning, you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing to eating anything you like. Traditional metal braces can make brushing and flossing a time consuming practice, and eating certain foods can be uncomfortable. Neither of these issues are a concern with Invisalign.
Trend #3 — Convenience
Today's patients are demanding a flexible and convenient treatment process to help improve their smiles without making sacrifices to their lifestyle or valuable time. Invisalign is all about convenience. For those special occasions, you can forgo wearing your aligners (if you feel the need to remove them at all) and just pop them back in afterwards. This straightening system is also perfect for those with a busy schedule, as few orthodontist visits are required–only once approximately every six weeks. There are no special requirements for brushing or flossing. The impact on your everyday life is minimal.
Invisalign, unlike any other type of orthodontic treatment, offers you the convenience and flexibility to live life virtually unchanged. They’re clear (and therefore not noticeable), comfortable and convenient. And definitely on trend!
To learn more about how Invisalign could work for you—including who makes a good candidate, how it works and which factors impact the cost—download the FREE Braces & Invisalign Guide for Adults for more information.