No Kidding! Why Teeth Straightening is a Popular Choice for Adults

Published on October 12, 2021
No Kidding! Why Teeth Straightening is a Popular Choice for Adults

No Kidding! Why Teeth Straightening is a Popular Choice for Adults

While there once was a time when straightening your teeth meant big metal braces that were worn during your teenage years, times (and technology) have changed significantly. Nowadays, an increasing number of adults are choosing to address issues such as crooked teeth, gaps, or overbites, with modern teeth straightening treatments such as Invisalign®.

If you’re conscious about your teeth and have always wanted a straighter smile, here’s why a teeth-straightening treatment from National Dental Care Group can be an ideal solution for helping adults achieve their dental goals.

Straighten your teeth the invisible way

One reason why people were traditionally wary of straightening their teeth in adulthood was due to the visual impact of clunky metal braces. However, thanks to the innovative technology of Invisalign®, you can now straighten your teeth with clear aligners that are practically invisible.

This almost unnoticeable method of straightening your teeth makes Invisalign® extremely popular with adult patients who might otherwise be concerned about having to wear traditional metal braces to work and social occasions.

The convenient way to get a straighter smile

Another major advantage of Invisalign® is the fact that this teeth-straightening treatment is designed with convenience in mind. You can remove the aligners for activities such as eating and drinking, or if there’s a particular occasion that you’d prefer not to wear them at.

Invisalign® is also more comfortable than traditional braces, so you don’t have to worry about painful mouth sores or general discomfort causing disruption to your life.

A faster solution for straighter teeth

Invisalign® treatment generally takes less time to achieve the desired results compared with traditional braces, with average treatment time ranging from 12 to 18 months.

The length of time for your Invisalign® treatment will depend on your circumstances, so you’ll need to talk to your National dental Care or DB Dental dentist about how long the entire process may take.

You may be able to switch from braces to Invisalign

While Invisalign® is a highly effective teeth-straightening treatment for many types of dental issues, not everyone will be suitable for Invisalign® treatment. Your dentist will be able to advise you on the best treatment option for your situation in order to achieve the results you want.

In some cases, you may be able to start with braces and then switch to Invisalign® aligners once your treatment reaches a particular stage, so ask your dentist about whether this may be a viable option for you.

Got private health insurance? Check your dental benefits!

If you have a private health insurance policy, you may have certain cosmetic dental treatments included - and in some cases, these extras can include teeth straightening treatments like Invisalign®.

As every policy is different, it’s important to check which dental extras are covered by your health fund. And it’s a good idea to do this sooner rather than later, as many health fund benefits reset on December 31st, meaning you’ll need to book in before then to use your extras.

If you’d love to have a straighter, more even smile but weren’t sure if teeth straightening was suitable for adults, we’d love to help you achieve your dental goals. To find out more and make an appointment at your local practice, book online today.

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