Is it Too Late for Adults to Straighten Teeth?

treating crooked teethCrooked or overlapping teeth can be more than a source of embarrassment about your smile. They can also affect your oral health by changing the stability and function of your bite, which could lead to problems down the road.

What Are Invisible Braces?

Dr. Karl Neuhaus and Dr. Walter Neuhaus of Creekside Dentistry & Implantology are Amhertst, NY Invisalign® providers offering treatment with clear aligners for a wide range of dental health and cosmetic concerns. Invisalign offers a discreet way to gently and discreetly reposition your teeth in a little over a year, with little impact on your daily activities.

Patients using Invisalign can still enjoy their favorite foods and maintain good oral hygiene with the system. The aligners are designed to be worn for about 22 hours a day without irritating the gums or sensitive areas of the mouth. The aligners are easy to remove when it’s time to clean your teeth, to eat or when it’s time to swap them out based on your treatment plan.

Am I Too Old For Invisalign?

Even though our teeth are set in place by adulthood, that does not mean you are too old or it’s too late to consider orthodontic treatment to straighten your smile. Many adults have traditional metal braces or use Invisalign with positive results. Invisalign can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues, and it can also be used to address minor tooth movement after previous orthodontic treatment. Invisalign also offers patients options to treat underbite, overbite, crossbite and tooth spacing concerns.

Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?

Straightening crooked or overlapping teeth is more than just a cosmetic concern. Crooked teeth are more prone to damage and decay and may cause oral health problems in the future. Serious overbite and underbite issues can impact your dental health by changing the stability of your bite, leading to uneven wear on your teeth. Plus, teeth that are aligned properly are easier to brush and floss, reducing plaque buildup and your chances of tooth decay.

What Should I Expect When Getting Invisalign?

The Invisalign process at Creekside Dentistry begins with digital impressions and careful treatment planning using advanced CAD/CAM software. Dr. Neuhaus will use the digital images of your teeth and mouth to create a personalized treatment plan that is sent out to the Invisalign lab. Your custom set of aligners will be created and sent back to our Amherst dentist office.

Dr. Neuhaus will meet with you to discuss the placement, care of and schedule for your new aligners. You will need to return for periodic visits to monitor your progress and ensure the best possible outcome. Once treatment is complete, we recommend the use of a retainer to prevent teeth from moving further.

Invisalign For Adults in Amherst, NY

You deserve to feel confident when you smile! If you’re ready to treat your smile, schedule a free  one-on-one consultation to create your unique treatment plan and discuss budget options. We work with a variety of patients and budgets, so don’t hesitate to contact our Amherst, NY office today online or by phone at (716) 262-8070.