Most people are familiar with Invisalign. It’s the discreet and comfortable way for patients of all ages, including adults to achieve straight teeth and beautiful smiles. If you are an adult who is bothered by an overbite, crooked teeth, spacing issues, and any other orthodontic issue, Invisalign may be a viable treatment option. Let’s dive deeper into the pros and cons of Invisalign for adults.

Pros

Comfortable
Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is comfortable to wear. You won’t have to worry about any brackets or wires cutting your mouth. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic and will not cause any irritation.

Discreet
Since Invisalign aligners are clear, they are virtually invisible. Unless someone has a very keen eye, they will not know you are undergoing Invisalign treatment. With Invisalign, you can smile without being self-conscious.

Removable
You can remove Invisalign aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This allows you to continue to eat the foods you enjoy and maintain excellent oral hygiene. You won’t have to be concerned about food particles getting stuck.

Cons

Must Be Worn for At Least 22 Hours
In order for Invisalign aligners to do their job properly, they must be worn for at least 22 hours. This means, if you have a business meeting, wedding, or another function to attend, you’ll need to wear them.

Initial Discomfort
When you first place a new set of Invisalign aligner trays into your mouth, you may feel some pain and discomfort. This is because your teeth are adjusting and you are experiencing pressure in your mouth.

Schedule an Invisalign Consultation

If you’re wondering whether Invisalign is right for you, call Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule an Invisalign consultation. Call us at 703-439-1214.