Am I Too Old For Invisalign?

Invisalign has been used successfully by people of various ages, so there does not seem to be restrictions based on age. If there are teeth in your mouth, and you would like them to be straighter and/or better aligned, than using Invisalign is a great and aesthetic solution. There are several restrictions on who can and cannot use this product, but it is not an age based issue at all.

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The golden age to get orthodontics

The best time to get Invisalign or any other orthodontic treatment is right after the eruption of the second molars. This happens around 12-13 years of age, but can occur a bit later as well. This is that golden window of opportunity in which the conditions are perfect for orthodontic treatment, as all of the teeth are in the mouth and the trajectory of growth can be accurately guessed, all the while the jawbones are still supple and young, and the teeth can be moved easily, and the results are much longer lasting, which means that there is less retention involved. The treatment is also easier, and much quicker than at any other time in life. But just because you are over this age does NOT mean that you cannot, or should not get orthodontic treatment! Quite on the contrary, actually….

Adult orthodontics

Orthodontists are perfectly able to align the teeth of a person of any age, regardless of any other conditions or concerns. This is why the fastest growing realm of orthodontic treatment is adult orthodontics, which, just as it sounds, is orthodontic treatment geared towards adults. Since the rise of aesthetic brackets, clear aligners like Invisalign, lingual braces, and other less visible methods of correcting the alignment of teeth, adult orthodontics has been able to really take off and soar.

Why Invisalign

In the realm of adult orthodontics, Invisalign is definitely king. Not only is it removable and thus especially hygienic, it is also reportedly more comfortable, more aesthetically pleasing (as it is nearly invisible), and less bothersome than fixed orthodontic braces. The only down side is that not every kind of orthodontic issue can be resolved with the help of Invisalign, and thus some, typically quite severe orthodontic malocclusions need to be addressed with the help of fixed orthodontic treatment. Ask your orthodontist if Invisalign brand clear aligners are right for you, and experience the ease of treatment and aesthetic superiority of the number one clear aligner in the world! 

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