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Orthodontics For Adults: Is It Ever Too Late?

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If you’re considering orthodontics for adults, check out this guide from Smile Drs on why Invisalign may be an excellent choice for your needs.

Is It Too Late For Adults To Get Orthodontic Treatment?

Many adults fear that they have missed their opportunity to get braces, but this is not true. Orthodontic treatment is available to people of all ages, provided that their gums and bones are healthy. Doctors Fedorciw, Massoumi & Kolbig offer a range of treatments specifically designed for different age groups, so you can begin your journey towards a beautiful smile right now! No matter how old you are, now is the perfect time to get braces.

How Can Orthodontic Treatment Improve One’s Oral Health?

Receiving orthodontic treatment at an older age can have a dramatic impact on both your self-image and your overall well-being. Misaligned teeth and a poor bite can lead to gum and bone degeneration, tooth decay, premature wear of the teeth, headaches and even jaw joint pain. Moreover, orthodontic treatment can also help to alleviate certain sleep disorders, such as bruxism, allowing you to sleep soundly and improve your health.

What Is Invisalign?

For those looking for a discreet orthodontic solution, Invisalign is the perfect choice. This modern form of braces consists of a series of custom-fitted, nearly invisible aligner trays that are worn throughout the day, except when eating or brushing/flossing. These trays gently move the teeth into the desired alignment, meaning that there is no need to worry about the embarrassment or discomfort that can be associated with wearing metal braces. Invisalign is ideal for adults and teens who want to achieve their dream smiles, as it is virtually undetectable when talking, laughing, and eating in public.

What Orthodontic Issues Can Invisalign Correct?

If you wonder if Invisalign is a good fit for your smile, consult your dental expert at Smile Drs. Generally speaking, Invisalign can be a good choice for the following concerns:

  • Crowded teeth. By addressing crowded teeth with Invisalign, you’ll be able to brush and floss your teeth more efficiently and reduce an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Small gaps in your smile. Invisalign can reduce gaps in your smile so that food doesn’t irritate your gums when you eat.
  • Overbite, in which your upper teeth close in front of the lower teeth.
  • Underbite, in which the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth.
  • Crossbite. This means that one’s upper and lower teeth do not line up properly.
  • Open bite. This is when one’s upper and bottom teeth do not meet.

Did You Know Invisalign Is More Convenient Than Metal Braces?

Choosing Invisalign is choosing a much less restrictive alternative to traditional metal-bracket braces. Many people don’t realize that with braces, there are certain foods and drinks which should be avoided in order to avoid damaging the metal or causing harm to oneself. Additionally, Invisalign requires less of a time commitment than braces, as there is no need for frequent in-office dental appointments for wire tightening. With Invisalign, patients can simply switch out their old aligner tray for a new one every couple of weeks.

Am I A Good Candidate For Invisalign?

If you’re considering Invisalign and ready to improve the appearance and function of your smile for 2023, reach out to the Smile Drs. Doctors Fedorciw, Massoumi & Kolbig in Cromwell, CT have over 30 years of combined dental experience. With our great team and dedication to compassionate and modern dentistry, we ensure that each patient has a great experience. Whether you are in need of family & restorative dental procedures like fillings & cleanings or if you are interested in enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry, our office is ready to help. Call 860-635-4666 and schedule your appointment today!

Dr. Roman Fedorciw has been in private practice in Cromwell since 1991. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He is also a member of the Connecticut Dental Association and Middlesex County Dental Association. Dr. Fedorciw has been acknowledged by his peers as one of the “Top Dentists” in Hartford County by Hartford Magazine and in the state of Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine.