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What to Know About Getting Braces As An Adult

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Getting braces as an adult can be a big decision, especially if you’ve been thinking about having straighter teeth or fixing a bite issue. The good news is that you have several orthodontic options to make your decision easier.

Instead of metal braces typically worn by kids and teens, many adults opt for a clear version, such as Invisalign. Instead of the wires and brackets used by traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners.

Over the course of the treatment you will receive different aligners that work to gradually shift the position of your teeth.

The total length of treatment varies, but on average most adults have Invisalign for about one year. Aside from being virtually invisible, another big perk is that the aligners are removable. Although it is recommended that you wear your aligner most of the day (20-22 hours per day), they can be removed to eat certain foods and to brush and floss your teeth.

If you’re interested in Invisalign, make an appointment with your dentist to learn more. We can get you started for as little as $99 prices vary, so contact your office for details.

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