Nowadays, it’s quite normal for adults to have their teeth straightened and have other dental procedures, such as veneers, done to improve their teeth and smile. However, most adults don’t want to opt for traditional metal braces and would rather go for clear aligners. Invisalign is a well-known brand of clear aligners used to straighten misaligned teeth. Here is some more information on these two options.
The fact that Invisalign is almost invisible is what makes it a widely popular choice for adults. It’s a discreet way to get your teeth straightened without bringing attention to yourself. The aligners are custom-made trays of clear material, so they’re perfect to wear for anybody who is self-conscious.
They also offer comfort, unlike braces which may irritate the inner cheeks. Braces may also cause soreness when put on and after every adjustment. It’s much easier to maintain oral hygiene with Invisalign. You remove them when you want to brush and floss your teeth. Then clean the aligners and pop them back into your mouth.
With these aligners, another plus point is that you can eat anything as long as you remove it before meals. There are also fewer orthodontist visits. This is ideal for those with demanding schedules or regular travelers. Getting Invisalign also depends on the severity of the crookedness of your teeth. Your orthodontist will assess and advise you accordingly.
Dental veneers are a type of cosmetic treatment that’s used to hide stains, cracked and chipped teeth. They’re customized thin shells attached to the front surface of your original teeth to change their appearance. Veneers have a lifespan of up to 15 years, according to BioSpace, so they may need to be redone at some point.
Since they’re made of resin or porcelain, they’re perfect to hide teeth imperfections, thus making them popular with adults. This boosts self-confidence and gives you a whole new look. If you’ve tried teeth whitening treatment and it hasn’t worked, you may be a candidate for dental veneers. Chipped or cracked teeth can also be restored with veneers.
Dental veneers can also alter the shape and size of your pearly whites, so if you’re conscious your teeth are too small, or misshapen, consult our cosmetic dentist to see if you can have veneers.
Are you wondering if you’re a candidate for Invisalign or veneers? We can help! Give us a call today to schedule an appointment. If you are looking for the very best care for the entire family in Lake Orion, Orion Lakes Family Dentistry is your one-stop shop for all of your dental needs!