If you missed out on orthodontic treatment when you were a youngster, you might think it’s too late for you to have a straight smile. At Elk Grove Smile Center, we believe that orthodontics is for patients of every age, and we would love to talk to you about braces for teens or adults at our Elk Grove Village practice.
It’s never too late to have your best smile!
Invisalign Invisible Braces
One of the most popular ways adults like to straighten their smiles is with Invisalign invisible braces. As indicated by the name, this option provides patients with a nearly invisible way to correct the misalignment of their smile. Treatment is fast—usually six months to a year and a half—and discreet. The clear plastic aligners used to nudge teeth into their proper position are virtually invisible.
Invisalign invisible braces also offer convenience. The removable aligners mean you can eat the foods you love and clean your teeth easily—all while straightening your teeth.
It is important to wear the aligners for 22 hours each day if you want to reach your smile goals.
Traditional Orthodontics Elk Grove IL
In a perfect world, young people will have traditional braces in their early adolescence or teen years. But that doesn’t mean adults should not straighten their smiles as well. In addition, sometimes there are issues with the teeth and jaw that Invisalign cannot correct, so traditional orthodontics are the best option. Many of our adult patients opt for traditional braces, and they are happy with their results.
The Benefits of a Straight Smile
Other than aesthetics, there are other reasons it’s important to straighten your smile—regardless of your age. Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, and they are also less susceptible to decay, gum disease, and wearing or fracture. If you have an underbite, overbite, or crossbite, you might also get headaches or jaw pain as a result.