August 8, 2023
Teeth can make or break your confidence, something as simple as smiling when you meet new people can become stressful if you don’t like to show your teeth. When is it too late to straighten your teeth and give your smile a makeover?
At Bristol Dental Specialists we’re very happy to say you’re never too old to straighten your teeth providing you have good oral health. What’s more we have the perfect solution to straightening teeth discreetly - Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth using clear, almost invisible aligners.
Invisalign is the ‘grown-up’ way to straighten teeth (although incidentally this treatment is also popular with older children and teens!). There is no upward age limit for Invisalign and thousands of adults in the UK have successfully straightened their teeth this way.
As we age so do our teeth and many people are choosing to give their teeth an aesthetic makeover, with teeth straightening and whitening being extremely popular. Invisalign can offer cosmetic and oral health benefits to adults well into their 40s, 50s, and older. Having straight teeth is a benefit at any age, for starters they are easier to keep clean!
You may have worn a brace as a child but if retainers are not worn then teeth can gradually shift back to where they started. Invisalign clear aligners are extremely discreet and yet provide similar results as a metal brace. Whilst a brace uses brackets and wires to apply pressure to move teeth, Invisalign uses aligners. Instead of tightening wires to progress treatment, Invisalign patients move onto the next aligner in their set. Your Invisalign aligners are custom made for you and each one will gradually move your teeth in stages.
Invisalign can correct a variety of orthodontic issues. from crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and gaps as well as overbites, underbites and cross bites.
Invisalign aligners are made with SmartTrack® material, which is clear, pliable, and fits to your gum line. The clear aligners are so discreet that no one will even notice that you are wearing them. As the aligners are smooth, they will not rub on the inside of your cheeks and lips like traditional metal braces can.
Surprisingly, Invisalign treatment is not costly compared to a metal brace, the exact cost of your treatment will depend on your individual case. Having straight teeth will improve your smile and can even give you a more youthful appearance. We love seeing our older patients enjoy the benefits of a beautiful smile.
If you’re thinking about straightening your teeth with Invisalign then get in touch today, we’re here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.