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Invisalign for Adults Over 50 | Culver City CA

The main concern for many people seeking an orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth or correct other orthodontic issues is how conspicuous the orthodontic appliance used will be. Although the benefits of traditional braces are well known, many adults dislike the potential changes in their lifestyle that would be caused by wearing traditional braces. 

Fortunately, Invisalign treatment for adults uses nearly invisible clear aligners to straighten, so no one will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. This means that you can carry on with your normal life, professionally and socially, without drawing any unnecessary attention to your treatment or suffering lower self-confidence due to unattractive orthodontic appliances. 

What to Expect 

Adults of any age with strong healthy teeth that only have minor to moderate orthodontic issues such as crookedness, overcrowding, misaligned bite, overbite, underbite, or wide spaces between the teeth can be suitable candidates for Invisalign treatment to improve the function and appearance of their teeth and smile. For severe bite problems, your dentist may recommend interdisciplinary treatments, whereby Invisalign is used with other techniques for teeth straightening.

The necessary procedures will be determined when designing your orthodontic treatment plan. If Invisalign is right for you, the dentist will proceed with your treatment planning using 3D computer imaging technology to design the complete treatment plan from your current teeth position to the final desired position. This plan will then be used to design a series of custom-made aligners, so that each set is worn for two weeks, within which time it will move specific teeth incrementally towards the desired position. 

After 14 days, you will switch out that set of aligners with the next one in the series to continue moving your teeth. Once you get your first set of aligners, you will need to visit the dentist every 6-8 months to get your next set of aligners (3 or 4 sets), and to track your treatment progress. This process will continue until the final teeth position is achieved at the end of your treatment, which may take anything from six months to two years depending on your specific case. 

Getting Started with Invisalign Treatment 

To correct your bite and fix your smile with Invisalign treatment for Adults, please visit your dentist to discuss your case and start your Invisalign treatment planning.