You look in the mirror and wish you could turn back the clock and outfit your 13-year-old self with some braces that would give you a better smile today. Well, it’s not too late to achieve that goal.
If you missed the braces boat as a child, it’s not too late to jump back aboard. Millions of adults are flocking to new teeth-straightening technologies to correct the past and give them great smiles moving forward. In fact, 20% of brace wearers today are adults.
At Willow Glen Dental Specialists, our team offers teeth-alignment systems that are ideal for adults — Invisalign® and ClearCorrect®.
Here’s a look at why so many of our adult clients are turning to these innovative teeth-straightening systems to improve their smiles and correct misalignments.
A clear choice in many ways
The standout feature of both Invisalign and ClearCorrect is that these teeth-straightening systems rely on clear aligners to do the work. The aligners fit snugly over your teeth, and they gently and discreetly guide your teeth into straighter positions.
Thanks to the clear plastic, you don’t have to worry about showing up to your next adult event with metal braces that are more befitting a preteen.
Second only to the fact that the aligners don’t stand out and scream braces is the fact that you can remove them. If you have an important event or meeting, all you need to do is pop the aligners into their case until afterward.
For the aligners to do their best work, we do recommend that you keep them in for 22 hours a day and only remove them when you clean your teeth, when you eat, and for special occasions.
Making quick work of crooked teeth
Both Invsialign and ClearCorrect can tackle many of the alignment issues that traditional metal braces can fix, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
It may surprise you to learn that two-thirds of adults in the United States have some degree of malocclusion, so if you’re facing one of these issues, you’re far from alone.
The good news is that our clear aligner system works as well as metal braces to correct many of these issues. To straighten your teeth, you receive new aligners every two weeks or so. If you wear them diligently, they should get you to your goals in 6 months to two years, depending on the amount of correction you need.
If you want to give yourself the gift of straight teeth that you’ll be proud to show off in the years to come, simply contact our office in San Jose, California, by calling 408-478-9081. Or, if you prefer, you can book an appointment with us online.