From ancient braces to Invisalign, orthodontics has certainly evolved over the last century. You might be someone whose parents were fortunate enough to afford braces for their kids. However, many children still grow up with crooked teeth or overcrowding, overbites, underbites, and other periodontal problems. It is possible to wear braces in adulthood, but many decide not to because it is embarrassing and uncomfortable to wear wire braces after a certain age. Enter Invisible braces for adults

As the largest provider of Invisalign in South Carolina, Palmetto Family Orthodontics recommends Invisalign braces for adults wanting to achieve the radiant smile they’ve always dreamed of having. 

 Find out if you’re a candidate for adult Invisalign below.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners have been around since 1997 and are quickly becoming one of the most sought-after orthodontic treatments for people of all ages. Invisalign treatment is changing the game by providing incredible results without interfering with your day-to-day life. 

What is the difference between traditional braces and Invisalign? Traditional braces use fixed wires to pull your teeth into alignment, while Invisalign uses a series of molds taken over the course of months to align your teeth into a new and improved position in less time.

Invisible braces for adults have grown in popularity, and for good reason. More and more Invisalign adult patients are choosing this correctional dental work because they are removable, flexible, comfortable, and of course, invisible or discreet.

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Inivisalign braces or aligner. A way to have a beautiful smile and white teeth.

How Does Invisalign Work?

If you are interested in receiving Invisalign for adults, you will first meet with our nationally-renowned team to ensure you are a strong candidate who will achieve the best possible results. Once that is determined, we will take a 3D digital impression of your teeth and a customized treatment plan to send to Invisalign’s lab.

Invisalign will use advanced computer technology to calibrate a sequence of customized aligners created just for your teeth. The amount of aligners you receive depends on the treatment plan. 

You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks with the ability to remove them for eating, brushing, and flossing. As you move through each set of aligners, your teeth will gradually move into proper alignment. 

After the recommended time frame, you‘ll return to our office to pick up your next set of aligners. You’ll repeat this process until you and the orthodontist are satisfied with the final position.

Woman with perfect smile after invisible invisalign aligners treatment. High quality photo

Main Benefits of Invisalign For Adults

Not only is Invisalign a trusted brand with a proven reputation and cutting-edge technology to back it up, but they have many benefits that other options can’t match.

The most common benefits for adult Invisalign are:

  • Discreet and nearly invisible in appearance
  • Easy to remove as necessary, whether it’s for eating a meal or taking a photo
  • Proven to align your teeth much faster and more comfortable than wire braces
  • Convenient to clean; just remove your aligners, rinse them off and lightly brush
  • Experience lasting confidence — smile, laugh, and speak with ease knowing your teeth will transform in a matter of weeks. 
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Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign for adults is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment, however, it is only as good as the orthodontist you choose to work with and their ability to map out the movements of your teeth. Therefore, before even embarking on your adult Invisalign journey, you’ll want to find an experienced, trained, and certified Invisalign Diamond Plus provider in South Carolina, such as Palmetto Family Orthodontics. 

If you think you might be too old, think again, it is even possible to get results with Invisalign for adults over 60. You no longer have to hide your smile, regardless of your age.

The quickest way to find out if you’re a candidate is by scheduling your consultation, where we will discover the best treatment that will provide you with the confident grin you desire.