Adult Orthodontics with Invisalign®
- Posted on: Apr 16 2014
Perhaps you forgot to wear your retainer for years after wearing braces. Perhaps you never got braces at all. Now, as an adult, you want to know how to get straight teeth. If you’re worried that braces are the only option for adult orthodontic correction, Philadelphia dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall can explain the benefits of Invisalign.
If you think orthodontics is kids’ stuff, you might be surprised to learn that in 2013 approximately 1.2 million adults sought orthodontic treatment, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Marshall often recommends Invisalign® to patients in the Philadelphia area who want the benefits of orthodontic correction but are wary of the effect traditional braces might have on their appearance.
Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of removable plastic trays. Wearing these trays for 20 to 22 hours a day will move misaligned teeth and your bite into a position that improves the appearance of your smile and the function of your mouth.
Patients who choose Invisalign® and follow the instructions for best results can enjoy orthodontic correction as well as benefits like:
- Nearly invisible design won’t interfere with your smile while you undergo treatment
- Shorter treatment time than braces; full correction can be completed in approximately a year
- No food or activity restrictions with removable aligners
- Greater self-confidence in social or professional situations
To find out if adult orthodontic treatments like Invisalign are right for you, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD, or call (610) 649-0696 today. Dr. Marshall serves patients in or around the Philadelphia area.
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