Sometime, people who don’t wear a retainer after their orthodontic treatment may experience their teeth becoming misaligned again. If this occurs when you’re an adult, however, you’re likely not too eager to wear metal braces a second time. Fortunately, the staff at Manhattan Dental: Donald Burger, D.D.S. F.A.G.D. in New York, NY, says there’s good news. Adults who have already had braces can wear Invisalign® as an effective teeth-straightening alternative.
3 Benefits of Trying Invisalign if You Already Had Braces
1. Shorter Treatment
Most adults avoid traditional braces because of the length of the treatment. If you already had braces as a child and only need minor corrections to your smile, the duration of an Invisalign treatment could be as little as 12 to 18 months.
2. Fewer In-Office Visits
Traditional braces require the patient to visit the orthodontist once a month for wire tightening, band changes, and bracket adjustments. Fortunately, Invisalign only requires you to visit the orthodontic office about once every six to eight weeks. During this appointment, you will be given a new set of plastic trays to move the treatment along.
3. Less Discomfort
It’s common to feel discomfort when you first begin the Invisalign treatment, as well as when you have to change the trays. However, it’s not as severe as the pain from traditional braces, and it only lasts about 24 hours. There also won’t be any metal brackets or wires scratching your lips or cheeks.
If you are interested in learning more about how Invisalign will improve your smile, make an appointment at Manhattan Dental: Donald Burger, D.D.S. F.A.G.D. in New York, NY. They specialize in a wide range of cosmetic dental care services, like porcelain veneers, crowns, and teeth whitening. Call (212) 873-5400 to schedule a consultation, or visit their website to learn more about becoming a new patient.