Did you know that it is never too late to straighten your smile?

Now more than ever, adults are choosing orthodontic treatment to get the smile they have always wanted. With so many treatment options to choose from, you will most definitely find one that seamlessly fits into your lifestyle.

Invisalign® Treatment For Adults

More and more adults are choosing Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten their smile. The clear aligners are completely removable — for important social occasions, for eating, and, most importantly, for your oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing.


What is the most common orthodontic problem for adults?

One of the most common problems plaguing adults is tooth crowding. As we age, our teeth continue to move and may end up completely malaligned. Besides, many patients can suffer direct trauma to their teeth, which pushes them out of alignment. Orthodontics can help solve all that.

Why orthodontic treatment matters for adults

Orthodontic treatment can help adults realign their teeth and enjoy additional benefits in oral health, self-esteem, and respiratory complications. Roanoke Orthodontics is one way many adults can ensure their teeth maintain good health and function.

How is orthodontic treatment different for adults?

Unlike younger patients and teenagers, adults’ teeth are no longer growing or developing, so an orthodontist cannot leverage these natural movements to realign their teeth as fast. Besides, adults will have to pay close attention to their oral health, as periodontal disease can work against your orthodontic care in Roanoke.

How long does orthodontic treatment take for adults?

On average, an adult treatment with braces can take anywhere between 18 to 36 months. However, each patient’s treatment length will vary depending on their circumstances, choice of orthodontic appliance, and complexity of the orthodontic problem.

Can adults have orthodontic treatment?

Absolutely yes. There’s no age limit to start your orthodontic care, meaning you can simply talk with your trusted orthodontist at any point and begin your treatment with braces or clear aligners when you are ready to fix your bit and get a healthy and beautiful smile.

What are the side effects of adult orthodontics?

Wearing braces or clear aligners during your orthodontic treatment can lead to a couple of side effects, such as mild discomfort when your teeth realign, limitations to your dietary choices, and an increased potential for tooth decay when the patients don’t pay close attention to their dental hygiene.

What is Invisalign treatment for adults?

Invisalign clear aligner trays rely on the SmartTrack material to deliver the most comfortable experience possible to adults. Adult jaws and bones are no longer growing, so their treatment plan has to be more gentle. It’s essential that the force applied over adult teeth isn’t so much as to damage the supporting periodontal tissues but not so light that it won’t move their teeth. Invisalign for adults lets orthodontists plan the right treatment.

What is the treatment process?

Treatment with Invisalign for adults begins with a simple model of your mouth. Your orthodontist will have to create a 3D model to know what’s the current status of your dental structures and have that sent to the lab so they can print the clear aligner trays. Then you’ll receive batches of clear aligner trays so you can use each for a couple of weeks at a time until your teeth are realigned.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

It’s not easy to estimate how long your treatment will take without taking a closer look at your current dental health status. Treatment with Invisalign has the potential to be much faster than that with traditional metal braces, but it will vary wildly from one patient to the other. The first thing you have to do is visit an orthodontist and have them check what your treatment will need and how long it might take to clear.

How much does Invisalign cost?

Invisalign costs a bit more than conventional metal braces, but the specifics of each case will vary from one patient to another. Make sure you get in touch with our office to learn more about the various resources available to you that can make your treatment more affordable.

How will Invisalign treatment straighten my teeth?

Invisalign clear aligners work very similarly to traditional metal braces. The aligners apply constant force over every tooth and gradually push them thanks to preprogrammed biomechanics. Unlike braces, however, aligner trays only push teeth in one direction at a time. Still, the movement is gentle and safe, delivering reliable results when you use them as intended.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign treatment?

One of the main advantages of wearing Invisalign aligners is that the trays use a BPA-free and clear plastic that remains almost invisible to the naked eye. Many patients will prefer a much more discreet treatment option nowadays. Second, these aligners are removable, which means that patients can take them off during mealtimes and whenever they have to brush their teeth, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.