In our Boca Raton office, it’s increasingly common to see adults opting for Invisalign clear aligners to straighten their teeth—although the key word is “see,” as Invisalign aligners are discreet and barely noticeable. While effective and aesthetically pleasing for individuals of all ages, adults, in particular, are embracing this orthodontic solution.
For some, choosing Invisalign may be driven by a desire to overcome the misconception that “braces are just for kids.” Others may be motivated by the unappealing appearance and discomfort associated with traditional braces. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, the number of adults aged 18 and older seeking braces increased by 58 percent, from 680,000 to 1.1 million annually, between 1994 and 2010. Many adults prefer Invisalign due to its discreet nature and the flexibility it provides—no dietary restrictions, as opposed to traditional braces.
The advantages of achieving proper teeth alignment are plentiful, and Invisalign offers several benefits over traditional braces, including:
- Precision in Treatment Time: Invisalign treatment is computer-modeled, ensuring more precise total treatment time compared to the estimation involved with traditional braces.
- Reduced Office Visits: With Invisalign, you can change your trays at home every few weeks or as prescribed, leading to fewer visits to our Boca Raton office compared to traditional braces.
- Preservation of Tooth Enamel: Since there’s no need for brackets on your teeth, Invisalign poses less risk to the health of your tooth enamel.
- Invisibility: Invisalign aligners are clear and nearly invisible, allowing you to undergo treatment without drawing attention.
If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, please inform Dr. Sindledecker and Dr. Saltz. We are eager to assist you on your path to achieving a straighter, healthier smile!