Orthodontic treatment for adults is on the rise. According to a story featured in the Dental Tribune, “27 percent of all U.S. and Canadian orthodontic patients are adults.” The clear increase is largely due to invisible braces adult orthodontic candidates find much more desirable. Although orthodontists still offer traditional metal-bracket braces, adolescents and adults alike are drawn to more modern means of straightening teeth—and there are more options than ever before.
The Modern Choices for Invisible Braces Adult Patients Prefer
Aside from their obvious aesthetic shortcomings, braces present other deterrents for adults who may have professions, time restrictions, and other life scenarios in which an alternate form of teeth straightening is preferable. Yet, a welcoming, aligned smile is worth pursuing orthodontic treatment for adults who may not have had the opportunity to ever receive braces, or whose teeth may have simply become crooked as they advanced into adulthood.
Invisalign, unlike traditional metal braces, works to straighten teeth through a series of custom-made, clear aligners. The aligners are intended to be worn for the majority of a 24-hour day, with the exception of meals and daily teeth cleaning. There are several benefits of Invisalign, including:
- No poking wires or required rubber bands
- Fewer orthodontic office visits (since several aligners are provided to the patient at once to swap every one-to-two weeks)
- A more discreet means of straightening the teeth since the aligners are translucent
- No restrictions on diet (so crunchy fruits and veggies don’t need to disappear)
Incognito is another favorable method selected by adults to straighten teeth. Incognito works by placing customized brackets and archwires on the inside of the teeth. Unlike braces, Incognito does not require periodic adjustments. There are additional benefits of Incognito, including:
- The brackets and wires are only visible to your orthodontist
- Incognito offers the wearer significantly more comfort than traditional braces
- There are no trays to keep track of
- Positive results will be noticeable earlier compared with other orthodontic treatments
Helping Find the Fit That Works For You
One of the reasons Dr. Riesenberger’s office is the top pick for adult invisible braces in PA is because he takes the time to help adult patients find the perfect solution for their individual needs. Whether it’s Invisalign, Incognito or ceramic braces you’re considering, the entire Yardley Orthodontics team will help you choose the option that will best meet your specific goals.
Dr. Riesenberger is a premier provider of Invisalign and an exclusive provider of Incognito. The best way to determine what type of adult orthodontic treatment is best is to come in for a visit. If you’d like to know more about how to schedule a consultation for invisible braces adult patients prefer, please contact us now, 215-968-5471. One of our professional, friendly staff members looks forward to speaking with you soon.