Invisible Braces for Adults: Do They Work?

Smart Move Invisible Braces at Clifford C. Compton’s Dental Practice

invisible braces for adultsWhen we think of braces we tend to think of those awkward teen years (think Joan Cusack in the movie 16 Candles). But the truth of the matter is that more and more adults are opting for a straighter smile. About 1 in 5 orthodontic patients are over the age of 18- that’s one million Americans adults that wear braces!

However, when adults need braces they are oftentimes much more self conscious about the appearance of their smile than a teenager. That’s why we offer invisible braces for adults at Clifford C. Compton’s dental practice. With Smart Moves Invisible Braces, adults can quickly get a straight smile without anyone realizing they are wearing braces!

Invisible Braces for Adults: Is it Possible to Straighten Adult Teeth?

It’s never too late to achieve a straighter smile. Granted, children and teens are the ideal age for braces. This is because the bones of adults have already stopped growing. This makes it more difficult to produce structural changes. But that doesn’t make it impossible.

The way braces work is by applying pressure on certain teeth to change their position. The force pushes the tooth against the bone. After some time the bone will dissolve under the force allowing the tooth to shift into proper alignment. Once the tooth shifts into the proper alignment, new bone will build into the empty spaces surrounding it. This makes the corrections permanent.

While invisible braces for adults are extremely effective, it can also take longer for adults to achieve straighter teeth. The average adult wears braces for eighteen months to three years.

Smart Move Invisible Braces for Adults

Smart Move Invisible Braces works to correct minor misalignments in the teeth. This system uses clear aligners that are custom designed to shift your teeth into the ideal placement for a beautiful, straight smile. Smart Move Invisible Braces is different because other alignment systems move teeth only as much as .5mm while Smart Move’s aligners move teeth up to 1.0mm per tooth! That’s a huge difference.

Additionally, adults can benefit from this system. Because adult teeth can take longer to align, they may need more than one set of aligners. However, Smart Move allows patients to pay for the aligners as they need them instead of forcing you to pay for a pre-set amount before ensuring that all aligners are actually needed.

If you aren’t sure if braces are what you need, click here to learn if Smart Move Invisible Braces are right for you.

For more information on invisible braces for adults, visit us at Clifford C. Compton’s dental practice in South Concord, NC or call us today at (704) 786-8825(704) 786-8825.

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