Adult Aligner Treatment | Before & After
https://porth.io/treatments/adult-orthodontics/Adults 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.
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
18 months of clear aligners to address sever crowding
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.
Most cosmetic adult orthodontic treatment limits to one or 1.5 years.
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.
You should expect to start seeing changes around 6 months into the treatment.
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.
Poor oral hygiene with aligners can results in major tooth decay or gum issues.
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.
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.
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.