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 Am I Too Old for Invisalign?

Mar 13, 2024
 Am I Too Old for Invisalign?
Everyone deserves to have a beautiful, confident smile. And if you’re considering Invisalign later in life, you’re not alone. It’s never too late to invest in yourself, and Invisalign could be the answer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted.

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished for a straighter smile? Everyone deserves to look and feel their best, no matter their age. And if you're thinking about starting orthodontic treatment later in life, you're not alone.

In fact, "Am I too old for Invisalign®?" is a common question — and the answer is a resounding no. Aditi Saxena, DDS, Deepal Patel, DMD, and our team work with patients of all ages at Austin Advanced Dentistry, and we believe age is just a number when it comes to achieving a straighter, healthier smile.

Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional braces and could be the solution you're seeking.

The basics of Invisalign

Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners to shift your teeth into a more desirable position gradually. The aligners are trays made from smooth, comfortable plastic that fit snugly over your teeth.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. They're a discreet option, making them popular for adults who want to straighten their teeth without paying attention to their orthodontic treatment.

The treatment process begins with a consultation at Austin Advanced Dentistry. Our team assesses your teeth and oral health and then creates a personalized treatment plan for your smile. Using advanced 3D imaging technology, we map out the precise movements of your teeth throughout the treatment process.

During Invisalign treatment, you receive a series of custom-made aligners. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before replacing them with the next set in the series. Your teeth gradually shift into alignment, resulting in a straighter, more beautiful smile.

The benefits of Invisalign for adults

Invisalign offers some major benefits if you're considering starting orthodontic treatment later in life.

Invisalign tackles common orthodontic issues

Invisalign is a modern approach to orthodontic treatment that can fix various orthodontic issues. Whether you have crowding, gapping, or bite issues, Invisalign could help you achieve the smile you've always wanted.

We customize your treatment plan to meet your orthodontic needs. And even if you're older, Invisalign can still effectively move your teeth.

Invisalign is convenient and comfortable

Along with straightening your teeth, Invisalign offers several other advantages over traditional braces. The removable aligners allow you to enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions.

Remove your aligners before eating or drinking, and brush your teeth before putting them back in. This flexibility makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene throughout your treatment — and you can take them out for special events if necessary.

Plus, Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear. They don't irritate your cheeks or gums as metal braces can, and Invisalign typically requires fewer office visits for adjustments than traditional braces.

Invisalign is discreet

The greatest benefit of Invisalign, especially for adults, is its discreet nature. Metal braces can be bulky, conspicuous, and embarrassing — but Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. Choosing Invisalign means you can confidently straighten your teeth, knowing that your orthodontic treatment is subtle and effective.

At Austin Advanced Dentistry, age should never be a barrier to achieving the smile of your dreams. Invisalign offers a convenient and discreet option for adults of all ages to give you a more confident smile at any stage of life. Call our Austin, Texas, office at 512-886-6734 or request an appointment online to get started today!

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