Did you know that now more than ever, patients over the age of 50 are exploring their orthodontic treatment options? It’s never too late to experience what it’s like to have the confidence of a beautiful smile, and if you’ve decided that now is the time, you won’t be disappointed with your available options. In fact, your orthodontic treatment possibilities are more comfortable and discreet than ever, so forget the metal brackets and wires you’ve previously associated with braces. Invisalign is a revolutionary system that uses innovative aligner trays to achieve the results you want in a nearly pain free and invisible way. Even though they can produce the same results, comparing Invisalign and braces is like comparing apples and oranges: there are several reasons why treatment with Invisalign is particularly beneficial at later stages in life, so read on to learn more.
Discreet and Clear Aligner Trays
Just one of the many significant differences between Invisalign and traditional braces is that Invisalign is a completely clear option, and a great alternative to metal braces. Invisalign can even be a preferable option to clear braces in some cases. Invisalign’s aligner trays are made from a very high quality, surgical grade plastic, and are resistant to stains and discolouration, so they’ll always match the colour of your teeth.
A major focus of the manufacturer of Invisalign is providing patients with a highly discreet option. Besides being clear, Invisalign trays are also very thin, making them practically undetectable to the eye—so much so that many people you speak to won’t have any idea that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. For this reason in particular, Invisalign is especially popular with our patients over the age of 21 who now account for over half of our patients.
Continue To Enjoy Your Lifestyle
When you choose Invisalign, you won’t experience any of the ‘off limits’ foods that you could with traditional braces. During your treatment with Invisalign, you’ll remove your aligner trays when you eat and drink anything other than water. That means you can continue to enjoy your favourite activities, like popcorn at the movie theatre, as long as you’re wearing your trays for at least 22 hours a day.
Comfortable and Easy to Get Used To
For older patients especially, avoiding discomfort and ensuring the easiest possible transition into treatment are often top of the priority list, and you won’t be disappointed by Invisalign in either of these areas. The Invisalign process requires that you wear a set of trays for two weeks at a time before moving on to the next tray. The result of the change in trays is that the adjustments are much for subtle and easier to get used to, minimizing discomfort and helping you quickly get used to the new path and rotation of your teeth. When the adjustments happen twice a month, instead of every 6 to 8 weeks, you’ll get accustomed to wearing each new tray in no time at all.
Experienced Treatment Team
When you’re ready to begin treatment, you’ll want to know that your orthodontic team has extensive experience with the Invisalign system. And, Docbraces does. One of the many great reasons to choose Docbraces is that we are an Elite Invisalign Provider. In fact, we’re the one of the very few in the Maritimes, and that gives us the experience and extended training to be able to offer our patients who are even suffering from more advanced or complex orthodontic issues the option to be treated with this great system. It also means that you’ll be in great hands throughout your treatment.
When you’re ready to explore your treatment options, visit your nearest Docbraces location for a FREE consultation. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have. Or learn more about how it’s never too late for orthodontic treatment in our helpful FREE guide Invisalign for Baby Boomers: The Discreet Way to Finally Get a Healthy Smile.