Adult Aligner Treatment | Before & After seeking orthodontic treatment has been exponentially increased in the last decade. Widespread of clear aligner treatment was one of the factors driving individuals fixe their crooked teeth. Most adult patients had some degree of exposure to orthodontic treatment as a teenager. We often hear that “I lost my retainer or the bar behind my front teeth broke and my lower teeth shifted. How can I fix it?”. 

Adult Orthodontic Treatment 

Adults are mostly interested in the Invisalign treatment – clear aligner therapy. When we ask more about why, it is more about they don’t want conventional metal braces and less about “I like to use plastic to move my teeth and get a new smile”. 

Aligner treatment can help fixing overbite, underbite, crossbite, severe crowding, spacing, openbite and deep bite. Orthodontists often give you multiple treatment options if you have one of these conditions. Clear aligners are not very efficient in correcting some of the mentioned conditions. You might have to wear elastics with your Invisalign aligners

Invisalign Treatment 

Clear aligner treatment is commonly known as Invisalign treatment. Invisalign aligner system was the original CAD/CAM manufactured aligners in 20 years ago. Things has changed since. You have lots of different aligner models on the market. 

The key factor in aligner treatment is the orthodontist or a dentist that use this appliance to straighten your teeth or fix your bite problem. In dentistry, orthodontic treatment is one of the few services that you can seek for free consultations. These days orthodontists also offer virtual consultations. At the consultations, you want to ask about the treatment options, treatment time, and aligner or Invisalign cost

Fixing Overbite with Aligner Treatment 

Adult patients are interested in either straightening their teeth and improving their smile, or fixing their bite and align their teeth. Can you fix your overbite with clear aligners? the short answer is yes. The layman definition of overbite is slightly different from the orthodontic language. Basically, you can use aligner treatment to fix problems with overbite, overjet, or other bite issues.  

Aligner aka Invisalign Journey 

Watch more on patient’s clear aligner journey

Alternative treatments to Invisalign 

Hidden braces (lingual braces) are great alternative to Invisalign. These braces are placed behind your teeth. There are multiple types of lingual braces available SureSmile, Incognito, BRIUS, inBrace, and Eline are a few examples. 

PORTH aligners & Invisalign before & after 

PORTH clear aligners

18 months of clear aligners to address sever crowding

Meet Dr. Rooz for your aligner treatment

In 2017, Dr. Rooz Khosravi started PORTH Personalized Orthodontics with a mission to deliver tailored orthodontic care. His aim? Crafting perfect smiles for each of his patients. PORTH operates from two modern, fully digital clinics located in Sammamish and Bellevue. Dr. Rooz specializes in providing lingual braces along with a full range of orthodontic services for people of all ages.

Dr. Rooz isn’t new to the world of dentistry. As a second-generation dentist, his childhood memories are filled with time spent at his mother’s dental clinic, learning the importance of patient care.

He was trained at the University of Washington, a well-known institution in the field of orthodontics. He’s also an associate professor there, where he teaches students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Beyond orthodontics, Dr. Rooz also has a master’s degree in oral public health and a PhD in bone biology, a combination of qualifications held by less than 1% of orthodontists.

Dr. Rooz holds a diplomate status from the American Board of Orthodontics, an indication of his commitment to excellence. In addition to this, he also conducts research on digital orthodontics and advises various companies on product development for modern orthodontics.

When it comes to aligner treatment, Dr. Rooz has extensive knowledge. He lectures internationally on clear aligner therapy and dental 3D printing. He is the US ambassador at the European Aligner Society. Additionally, he has published numerous article on aligner treatment.

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Is Invisalign effective for adults?

Clear aligner therapy or Invisalign treatment is an effective treatment option for adult patients who are committed to wear the aligner full time – 22 hours per day. 

  • How long do adults wear Invisalign?

  • Most cosmetic adult orthodontic treatment limits to one or 1.5 years. 

    What is the average cost of Invisalign for adults?

    The cost of orthodontic treatment for adults independent of the appliances significantly varies. Adult patients have different treatment needs and the cost of treatment depends on the complexity and length of the treatment. The average cost of invisalign for adults is from $2000 to $10,000. 

    How long does it take to see results from Invisalign?

    You should expect to start seeing changes around 6 months into the treatment.  

    What is the best way to maintain Invisalign?

    Regular cleaning of aligners with a toothbrush can help the trays clean. Special solutions are also available to help with this process. Switching every week help to get a new set of aligners fairly quickly. 

    What are the side effects of Invisalign?

    Poor oral hygiene with aligners can results in major tooth decay or gum issues. 

    What is the difference between Invisalign and Invisalign Express?

    These are two different products by the Align technology. Basically the express aligner package has limited number of aligners and it is often used in 3-5 months of treatment. 

    Can you eat while wearing Invisalign?

    No. You can develop dental caries. If for whatever reason you decided to eat with aligners, make sure to thoroughly clean your teeth and the aligners afterwards. 

    How does Invisalign work?

    Invisalign appliance includes a series of plastic trays. Each aligner incrementally moves your teeth. A series of aligners are design to fix your bite and help you to straighten your teeth.