Orthodontic treatment tends to be more common in childhood, but many people also reach adulthood without getting the treatment they need. The good news is that it’s never too late to correct bite problems and get straighter teeth. Invisalign clear aligners are a great option for teenagers and adults who might not want to get traditional braces.
At Manhasset Dental Arts, our dentists Dr. Elizabeth Abrams, Dr. Michael Abrams, and our dental team offer Invisalign and braces for patients of all ages at our office in Manhasset, New York.
There is technically no age limit for Invisalign. On the younger end of the spectrum, children typically begin receiving orthodontic treatment around age 7. For adults, it’s never too late to get orthodontic treatment.
If you think that you or your child needs orthodontic treatment, the first step is to schedule an appointment for a consultation. Our dentists will perform a comprehensive dental exam and make recommendations based on your needs and lifestyle.
Despite the fact that the Invisalign system technically doesn’t have set age limits, it’s generally recommended for teenagers and adults who can commit to wearing the trays every day for the required 22 hours. Depending on the type of malocclusion (bite problem), braces may be a more effective option to straighten and align teeth.
Invisalign consists of a set of clear aligner trays that gently shift your teeth into the correct position over time. They have several advantages over braces, which makes them especially attractive to adults looking for a more discreet option to straighten their teeth.
Invisalign trays are custom designed to fit your teeth, so they’re comfortable and feel more natural. The trays can be removed to brush and floss your teeth and for meals, so you won’t have to worry about dietary restrictions while using Invisalign. Depending on your situation, the overall duration of orthodontic treatment may be shorter with Invisalign than with braces.
Since the trays are clear and barely noticeable while you’re wearing them, adults often find that Invisalign allows them to maintain their professional and social life and routines without disruption or embarrassment.
Whether it’s orthodontic problems or common oral health issues like cavities and gum disease, getting regular dental care at every age is the best thing you can do to maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. Our dental team offers a range of dentistry services for the whole family.
For more information about Invisalign and the orthodontic treatments available at Manhasset Dental Arts, contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Manhasset, New York.