Advantages of Invisible Braces for Adults

With summer in full swing, smiles are everywhere—the pool, weddings, graduations, family reunions, and other celebrations. But, when you feel self-conscious about your teeth—if they are crooked or misaligned, for example—you may not want to show off your smile.

Hand holding a clear invisible braces aligner.

For adults who may be reluctant to flash their pearly whites in full view, clear aligners might be the perfect solution. Invisible braces for adults are the perfect orthodontic option to help transform your smile without contending against metal braces. And, you can start revealing more of your new smile while you complete orthodontic treatment.

Do Invisible Braces Really Work?

Clear aligner systems work to achieve your smile goals and may also be a better fit for you as an adult—especially if you are wary of traditional braces. Many adults prefer invisible braces over traditional metal braces for aesthetics. Clear aligner trays adjust and move your teeth a little bit at a time, and your orthodontist provides a new set of aligners every one to two weeks, depending on your individual treatment plan.

Female orthodontist in personal protective equipment (PPE) discusses invisible braces for adults with female patient.

But, unlike traditional braces, clear aligners can be taken out during meals and for special occasions. This flexibility makes invisible braces for adults ideal. And, the benefits don’t stop there. Because invisible aligners can be removed, they enable:

  • Positive oral hygiene. You can still brush and floss as you normally would. No brackets or wires will get in your way!
  • Comfort. No poking wires or loose brackets.
  • Normal eating and drinking. Enjoy crunchy apples and carrots, and don’t worry about getting an occasional chewy candy or piece of dried fruit stuck in your metal braces.

What Are the Best Clear Braces for Adults?

At Newtown Orthodontics, adults can take advantage of invisible braces treatment from 3M Clarity Aligners or Invisalign to straighten their teeth, leading to beautiful, radiant results (and smiles.)

Female Newtown Dentistry orthodontist discusses invisible braces for adults to male patient using model of mouth.

If you’ve heard negative things about invisible braces, you’ve likely heard about direct-to-consumer clear aligner systems. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) cautions that dangerous outcomes including tooth damage and gum loss (among other dental problems) can occur when undergoing orthodontic treatment without an in-person orthodontist.

Invisalign and 3M Clarity Aligner orthodontic treatments are supervised by board-certified, experienced orthodontists. Newtown Orthodontics’ Dr. Heather Albert and Dr. Guy Coby have decades of combined experience treating adult patients with 3M Clarity Aligners and Invisalign clear aligners.

How Long Does Invisalign and 3M Clarity Aligner Treatment Take?

Typically, an invisible braces orthodontic treatment plan for adults takes about as much time as traditional braces—ranging from 12 to 18 months. But, the nice thing about clear aligners is that you will quickly note improvement in your smile (usually within a few weeks.)

How Much Do Invisible Braces Cost?

Invisible braces are similar in cost to traditional braces. The exact amount of your treatment depends on your individual needs. At Newtown Orthodontics, we provide a free first consultation. Dr. Albert’s and Dr. Coby’s recommendations for the best orthodontic treatment plan for you ultimately determine the total cost of treatment.

Our team will also help assess whether insurance covers any portion of your treatment. In addition, we offer an in-house savings plan.

At Newtown Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile. Our goal is to help you find the best, most convenient way to move forward with your orthodontic goals.

To save time on your first orthodontic consultation and to get started, you can begin filling out registration forms online. Or, schedule an appointment now. We are also available to answer questions. Simply call our office at (215) 774-5193.

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    Newtown Dentistry

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    July 30, 2021

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