Invisalign: The CLEAR Standard for Adults in Phoenix!
Standard Invisalign is primarily meant for adults only. Although Invisalign Teen has become a popular offering, this adult focus is due to the level of discipline Invisalign requires. Perhaps its greatest drawback, Invisalign requires patients to diligently ensure their aligners are worn at least 22 hours per day. If neglected, treatment costs can increase and lengthened in time, if additional adjustments and aligners are required. This is why responsible adults are typically considered the best candidates for Invisalign.
Even though adult teeth are typically more rooted in place than a teenager’s, a straighter smile with Invisalign is still completely possible and achievable. If you’re an adult wanting a straighter, more confident smile without the noticeable hardware of braces, Invisalign is a great and affordable alternative. Below are a few reasons why some of our patients have chosen Invisalign over traditional braces.
Invisalign is Less Noticeable Than Braces
The most obvious appeal Invisalign has to prospective patients is how drastically less-noticeable the aligners are when compared to traditional braces.
While it might take a couple of days to get used to talking with your new aligners, your mouth will quickly adjust to having your aligner in, making them even more invisible. Most people will not even notice you are wearing your aligners and they’ll be impressed to find you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign Requires Fewer Appointments
After your initial consultation, you’ll typically have fewer appointments than you would with traditional braces. Since you’ll be given a certain number of aligners at the beginning of your treatment, you’ll only have to see your orthodontist every 6-8 weeks to ensure your treatment is on track. There’s also a reduced chance you’ll have to come in for emergency appointments since very little can go wrong with your aligner hardware as opposed to braces, which have brackets that are prone to breaking and wires that can poke and cause occasional discomfort.
For adults who are extremely busy or have lives that prohibit regular office visits, we also offer Invisalign LITE, a custom solution we’ve developed at OoLi Orthodontics that requires extra discipline, but is more affordable and minimizes the amount of office visits required, as opposed to standard Invisalign.
Invisalign is More Comfortable Than Braces
The smooth and flexible plastic of Invisalign aligners causes minimal disturbance to the teeth and mouth. There aren’t any brackets or sharp wires to cause abrasions or poke your mouth, making it a more comfortable option right from the beginning. Invisalign aligners take up less space in your mouth than braces as well, displacing your cheeks and lips less, and making it less apparent you are undergoing treatment.
Invisalign also moves teeth more gradually than traditional braces, resulting in our Invisalign patients expressing less discomfort than our patients who undergo traditional braces.
Ready to see if Invisalign is a good fit for you? Schedule a free consultation with our award-winning orthodontist Dr. Park at either of our Phoenix or Tempe locations and he will help you decide!