There’s no age limit to wearing braces. Even 70-year-olds can straighten their teeth! At Palencia Dental Care, we recommend orthodontics to patients of all ages to not only straighten teeth, but perfect the bite and improve oral health as a whole. Dr. Kinsey regularly sees teenage patients for Invisalign and believes adults can also benefit from the treatment. If you’re an adult and you don’t have straight teeth, find out how you can benefit from Invisalign treatment.

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Why Adults Should Straighten Their Teeth

There’s no wrong age to straighten your teeth after you leave adolescence. Whether you’re 21 or 81, if you don’t have straight teeth and you would like them to be, there’s no reason not to opt for orthodontic treatment. Oftentimes adults never receive orthodontic treatment in their teenage years and then never take the time to get one as an adult because they think braces are just for kids. This isn’t true. Everyone can and should straighten their teeth.

Straighter teeth not only look better but they can also improve the bite which can prevent TMJ, frequent headaches and uneven wear of the teeth. Straighter teeth also make it easier to brush and floss more effectively. Without any crowded or crooked teeth, you can easily remove plaque and debris from your teeth. This can prevent cavities and gum disease from forming. With these amazing benefits of straighter teeth, adults have no reason not to get orthodontic treatment!

Invisalign for Adults: How it Works

At Palencia Dental Care, we offer Invisalign clear braces for orthodontic treatment. This treatment is perfect for adults in several different ways. For one, they’re nearly invisible which means adults don’t have to walk around feeling a lack of confidence because they have metal braces on display. Instead, nobody will even notice the clear aligners. Adults can enjoy showing off their smiles and presenting in meetings at work without feeling self-conscious.

In addition, Invisalign aligners are removable which means adults can eat their favorite foods throughout their entire treatment. This means they don’t have to make up excuses not to eat popcorn if they’re trying to keep their treatment incognito. They can also brush and floss their teeth much easier since they can remove the aligners.

Invisalign treatment is also comfortable and convenient. You only need to visit the office about once every six weeks to check on the progress. The treatment itself is quite simple. We will take x-rays and impressions of your smile, plan out your treatment and send everything to the dental lab. You will receive several sets of aligners that you will wear for two weeks and then move onto the next set. We recommend wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours per day and in six months to two years, you will have a brand new smile! It’s that easy.

If you’re an adult who is interested in straightening your smile, please call Palencia Dental in St. Augustine at (904) 474-5444 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kinsey to find out if Invisalign is right for you.