Not everybody has the means or the opportunity to receive orthodontic treatment early on. One of the most common questions dentists hear, especially from adult patients, is whether people can get braces at any age. The answer is yes, it is possible. However, traditional braces and retainers are often too disruptive for adults to wear, since they can interfere with everyday life due to their visibility. This is where Invisalign, an innovative orthodontic device comes in. Other than the obvious benefit of a retainer that is not visible and does not affect your interactions with other people, being able to treat patients of any age group is an important feature of Invisalign. In this article, we are addressing a few concerns that you may have about using Invisalign at any age to align your teeth for both health and aesthetic purposes.
Concern 1 – “I am over the age of 40, am I too old for aligner treatments?”
Our response – The answer is no. However, at an older age, wearing metal brackets and wires can be disruptive and unappealing. This is why you need to go for more discreet treatment. Invisalign, on the other hand, can be worn at any age since aligners are barely visible. They are a relatively slower treatment that does not force you to feel uncomfortable or rush through an invasive and painful process.
Concern 2: “I do not want to be wearing braces for years and years.”
Our response – It is highly unlikely that an adult will need to wear aligners for many years to achieve their desired results, especially when aligners are worn regularly and instructions given by your Dentist in Stony Plain are followed. The most common duration of wearing Invisalign to improve the alignment of teeth is between 18 to 24 months. This can often be less depending on the level of alignment that is required. For example, if you had metal braces at a young age, and are performing this treatment to simply correct the alignment of teeth that have shifted over the years, it will take even less time.
Concern 3 – “I simply cannot afford adult teeth alignment treatments”
Our response – Invisalign is a treatment where costs will not change according to the age of the wearer. Invisalign works and performs the same way and provides the same results regardless of how old you are. Invisalign treatment in Stony Plain has been successfully completed by patients who are well into their 60’s and 70’s.
We like to assist you in finding ways to make treatment more adorable for you. These include interest-free payment plans and working directly with insurance companies to save you the hassle. Our aim is to ensure that nobody has to worry about the cost of feeling confident with their smile, no matter how old they are.