January 24, 2021
Believe it or not, the holidays are already over, which means your life is about to get busy. Before you fall back into your normal routine, why not take the time to invest in the straight smile you desire? Although you might think you’re too old for braces, 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. If you’re worried about a lengthy or noticeable treatment plan, there are several solutions to fit your needs, like Invisalign in Michigan City. By this time next year, you can have a healthy, beautiful smile using an orthodontic system that meets your needs.
Invisalign is a preferred orthodontic system for teens and adults because it’s virtually invisible. Instead of using brackets and wires to move your teeth, you’ll use a series of clear, plastic aligners. Each one is worn over your teeth for about 22 hours per day to apply continual pressure to your teeth to correct a variety of alignment and bite concerns.
Although everyone’s plan differs, most patients are finished with their series in about 12 months. The duration of your treatment is based on the complexity of your needs and your commitment to your plan. You’ll need to switch to a new aligner in the series every week to finish your series on time.
While on your journey to a straight smile, you’ll enjoy less time in the dental chair because you won’t need appointments for adjustments. Not to mention, you can still eat and drink anything you like because there aren’t any dietary restrictions since the aligners are removable.
Six Month Smiles
As an alternative to traditional braces, you can achieve the results you want in less time using a revolutionary system. Six Month Smiles targets the teeth that are visible when you smile. Clear brackets are attached to your teeth, making your braces less noticeable. A wire is attached to your brackets to move your teeth in small increments.
The average treatment plan takes 18 to 36 months, which is shorter than traditional metal braces. Six Month Smiles blends in with your teeth for a less noticeable treatment. You will be able to smile with confidence without worrying about noticeable brackets drawing added attention to your teeth.
Which is Right for Me?
If you’re ready for a straight smile, you’ll first need to schedule a consultation with your dentist. They’ll perform a thorough examination to assess your bite and alignment issues. They will also take your lifestyle and oral hygiene habits into account when creating a personalized treatment plan.
You’re never too old to improve your teeth. You can invest in the beautiful smile you deserve in 2021 with the right orthodontic system.
About Dr. Valerie Haughtington
Dr. Haughtington earned her dental degree at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. She remains current with the latest treatments and techniques to help her patients achieve their best smiles. If you’re interested in Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
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