Orthodontics For Adults: Is It Ever Too Late?

If you’re considering orthodontics for adults, read this guide from Dental Care 4U about why Invisalign can be the best choice for you.

What Is Invisalign?

Dental Care 4U offers a modern and affordable alternative to traditional metal braces: Invisalign® clear aligners. These aligners are almost invisible, made of polyurethane plastic, and completely removable, making it easy to brush and floss without brackets and wires. We provide Invisalign clear aligners to teenagers and adults with mild to moderate misalignments, and our team is dedicated to providing thoughtful, gentle treatment that will leave you with a beautiful smile.

Is It Too Late For Adults To Get Invisalign®?

Many adults worry that they may have missed their chance to get orthodontic treatment. However, this is not true! Orthodontic treatment is available to everyone, regardless of age. At Dental Care 4U, we have many adult patients who have undergone successful orthodontic treatment. It is never too late to start your treatment journey – as long as your gums and bones are healthy, your teeth can be straightened at any age. Invisalign orthodontic treatment can be beneficial to a number of different age groups, so you can start your path to a beautiful new smile today! It doesn’t matter what age you are – now is the perfect time to get Invisalign.

Did You Know There Are Health Benefits To Getting Orthodontics As An Adult?

If you receive orthodontic care at a later age, it can have a dramatically beneficial impact on your physical appearance and confidence. Furthermore, it can also benefit your overall health. Misaligned teeth and a bad bite can cause gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal teeth wear, headaches, and jaw joint pain. Orthodontic care can also help with specific sleep issues, such as bruxism, so that you can get better-quality sleep and better your health in general.

How Does Invisalign® Work?

Invisalign® clear aligners are a cutting-edge way to straighten teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. They work by applying a measured amount of pressure to the teeth to move them into the desired position over time. The clear, flexible plastic makes them comfortable to wear and they can be removed for eating, brushing, flossing, and social events.

They are created using specialized computer programs to analyze the movements necessary to bring your teeth into the most ideal alignment. Each movement will be divided into multiple stages and as each step is completed, your teeth will be gradually shifted and aligned properly.

What Can I Expect From Invisalign Treatment At Dental Care 4U?

Our dental team can provide a customized treatment plan that caters to many misalignment cases and help straighten your and your family’s teeth. By following the Invisalign plan, your family’s teeth can be straighter in four simple steps: 

  • Step 1: Treatment Plan Design – After determining that you are a candidate for Invisalign, our staff at dental care 4U starts the procedure by designing a series of aligner trays using the 3D model of your teeth.3D imaging, X-rays, and teeth impressions are used to cast an Invisalign to perfectly match your teeth. All the digital information is then fed to software to generate a 3D image of the Invisalign device. Once designed, the trays are molded onto a 3D pattern by Invisalign technicians.

  • Step 2: Invisalign Fitting – Our staff will fit your new aligners on your teeth at your next appointment smoothly and painlessly. Dr. Raj Khurana will specify when the aligners must be worn, provide any after-care instructions, and schedule a follow-up appointment. 

  • Step 3: Changes and Stage Treatment – Your follow-up visit will allow our team to change your aligners for any reason, including uncomfortable wear or broken aligners. Our team will provide you with a new aligner set during each stage to advance the treatment further.

  • Step 4: Alignment and Retainer – Once you have completed all the stages for Invisalign, our team will provide you with an Invisalign retainer to help you maintain your progress and keep your teeth happily aligned.

Dental Care 4U Is Dentistry For The Entire Family In South Holland

If you’re ready for dentistry with a gentle touch at a practice that feels just like home, consider Dental Care 4U. Dr. Raj Khurana and the team have been operating Dental Care 4U for over 20 years, and are proud to offer the very best South Holland, IL and the surrounding communities. We always work with a gentle touch, so whether you need a root canal, tooth extraction, or orthodontic treatment, we will be here for you and your loved ones. Call us today at 708-333-2213 for an appointment.

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