Why More Seniors Are Choosing Invisalign

25 May 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

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Here at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe that all our patients deserve a healthy smile they can be proud of, regardless of age. If you’ve been pining for a straighter smile but worry you may be too old for orthodontic treatment, we have some great news! Barring significant periodontal issues, it’s never too late to straighten your teeth, correct bite problems and enhance aesthetics with the Invisalign system.

Whether they appreciate the importance of maintaining oral health, or they want to improve their appearance, seniors are taking advantage of this discreet teeth straightening system. In fact, nearly a quarter of all Invisalign patients are older adults.

So what are you waiting for? If you’re tired of living with crowded or crooked teeth, and want to feel confident about your pearly whites, now is the time to book your Long Island Invisalign consultation!

Invisalign for seniors

Invisalign is designed for both teenagers and adults and carries no upper age restrictions. As long as your teeth, jawbone and gums are strong and healthy, we can recommend the best treatment plan to move your teeth into correct alignment. We have successfully treated patients well into their Golden Years with this revolutionary system, helping them to fulfill their dream of having a beautiful, confident smile.

Realize terrific cosmetic results with clear plastic trays that gradually straighten your teeth and correct bite issues.  Orthodontic treatment in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond isn’t only a great investment for your appearance, it also benefits your health! By correcting overlapping or crowded teeth, you can prevent oral health problems, gum disease and potential tooth loss down the line.

Special considerations

While age isn’t a determining factor for Invisalign treatment, there are some considerations that apply to older adults whose teeth aren’t quite as malleable as they once were. Rest assured, the treatment times are bearable, but you may be wearing trays longer than your grandchild would.

  • Longer treatment times: Mild to moderate malocclusion can usually be corrected within 18-24 months with Invisalign
  • Bone density is critical: Your dentist will perform a thorough evaluation to ensure you’re a candidate for Invisalign
  • Compliance is key: The plastic aligners, which are transparent are hardly noticeable, must be worn for 20-22 hours per day, as instructed. Patients who fail to wear their retainers as directed can expect a longer treatment period.

Benefits of Invisalign for older adults

Don’t want to attract unwanted attention as you straighten your teeth? Invisalign, as its name implies, is practically invisible and won’t interfere with your social calendar. Another advantage over regular braces: you can pop them out during meals, while brushing your teeth, and for the odd special occasion. This convenience is what has made Invisalign one of the leading orthodontic systems today.

Imagine straightening your teeth without:

  • Food restrictions
  • Discomfort and gum irritation
  • A mouth full of metal
  • Complicated dental care
  • Food particles stuck in your braces

Learn more about Invisalign at all ages

Eat the foods you love, boost your confidence and enjoy a healthier, straighter smile with Invisalign. To learn more about Invisalign for seniors, we invite you to reach out to our office in Rocky Point, NY for a free consultation.

Call 631-296-0609 to schedule your Invisalign consult with award winning experts in cosmetic dentistry.

Additional Resources on Invisalign for Seniors:

  1. Columbia Edu, Open wide! More senior citizens opt for braces http://jscms.jrn.columbia.edu/cns/2007-03-27/taylor-geriatricbraces.html
  2. Invisalign, Invisalign FAQ https://ph.invisalign.com/faq
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