At Molen Orthodontics, we see a lot of patients over the age of 21 who are interested in Invisalign because they want to get a healthy smile while taking advantage of the discretion and convenience that has helped make Invisalign such a popular choice. If you’re wondering about whether as an adult, Invisalign is the right choice for you, here are some facts that should help to shine some light on why this option might be just what you’re looking for!

Adult Invisalign: Clearly a Discreet Option

We know that most adults who are considering orthodontic treatment look for an option that won’t draw any extra attention to their mouths or cause any further insecurity about their smile—especially if a cosmetic issue is why they’re beginning treatment in the first place.

Invisalign is made from a completely clear, smooth, BPA-free plastic that is resistant to stains. Each thin tray fits your teeth snuggly which makes them easy to get used to. Since they’re made of a see-through material they are very difficult to notice. In fact, you might find that it’s just you and Dr. Molen who know you’re undergoing treatment!

Convenient and Easy to Maintain

Invisalign gives adults the freedom to pursue treatment without the traditional brackets and wires that are the key components of traditional braces. Instead, Invisalign uses a series of progressively straighter aligner trays that are worn 22 hours a day for a few weeks each just like a retainer.

Invisalign trays should be removed for mealtimes or snacks and when you’re drinking anything other than water. You can remove them to thoroughly brush and floss three times a day, and, as long as you’re wearing them for the recommended 22 hours a day, you can even briefly remove them for special occasions, like family photos or other special occasions.

Costs Associated with Adult Invisalign 

Adult Invisalign and braces are similarly priced. The cost of any orthodontic treatment depends on case complexity and each patient’s desired outcomes. If you are wondering about cost, we’ve created a helpful Online Payment Calculator. You can instantly see the average costs of treatment and what you could expect for regular payments.

Length of Treatment with Invisalign

Treatment with Invisalign is comparable to braces: more complex issues will take longer than simpler ones, but average treatment time is between 12 to 24 months.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Adult Invisalign

We’re often asked about who makes a good candidate for adult Invisalign, and the answer is that most people can expect a successful outcome! Invisalign can be used to treat a wide variety of orthodontic issues, like crossbites, open bites and may even help to reduce TMJ pain in certain situations. You can learn more about whether Invisalign is a good choice for you at your consultation.

At Molen Orthodontics, we design all treatment plans to ensure that the final results enhance each patient’s natural beauty and supports their facial profiles. We want all of our patients, regardless of their age when they begin treatment, to get the confidence that comes from a beautiful healthy smile. If you’re ready to bring your inner smile to the surface, schedule your FREE consultation today! Adult Invisalign might be exactly the treatment option you’ve been looking for!