The co-founder of The Beach Boys, Mike Love, is still touring at age 80. Gregg Popovich is still coaching the San Antonio Spurs at age 72. Betty White was a voice actor in Toy Story 4 at age 97 years young.
You’re only as old as you feel, and it’s never too late to have straight teeth you’re proud of. So, if you’ve wondered, “Am I too old for Invisalign?” – you’re not!
Invisalign in Copperas Cove can deliver your dream smile whether you’re 15 or 65. Read on to find out why it’s never too late to straighten your smile with clear braces!
Why You Should Straighten Your Teeth as a Senior
Some adults are incorrectly told that their teeth are fully set in their jaws and can no longer move. The truth is that, with the right pressure, you can straighten your teeth at any age.
Invisalign can work for patients of all ages, whether they are starting with relatively straight teeth or have teeth that are very crooked and need extensive treatment.
Straightening your teeth isn’t just about aesthetics, you’ll also find your teeth are easier to clean, which reduces the risk of periodontal disease. You will chew more efficiently and that will aid digestion to improve gut health.
Also, crooked teeth can cause jaw alignment issues, which can foster bite problems and teeth grinding. Each one of those problems can spur chronic headaches, as well as face or neck pain.
Finally, you can speak more clearly with properly aligned teeth.
Why Are Seniors Great Candidates for Invisalign?
A common reason that Invisalign treatment takes longer than anticipated is that patients are not compliant with the instructions of their dentist. If you do not wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day, your treatment is going to take much longer than it would otherwise.
Fortunately, adults often make better patients than teenagers because:
- They maintain the motivation to improve
- Don’t take their health for granted
- Listen to their dentists
- Practice better oral hygiene
How You Know If You Specifically Are an Ideal Invisalign Candidate
It is important to schedule a consultation with your dentist. You will provide information about your dental history, and the dentist will take an impression of your mouth so they can better understand the issues that need to be addressed. It is helpful if you think of questions you want to ask in advance of the appointment and write them down, plus you can consider what your smile goals are.
The main qualifications for getting clear aligners are:
- Your teeth and gums should be healthy
- You should have great oral hygiene
- You should be able to follow instructions for wearing and cleaning your aligners
- You shouldn’t have any complex bite issues or jaw problems
Your age really is irrelevant when it comes to getting results with Invisalign. If you wish to discreetly straighten your teeth, it’s definitely the way to go!
About The Practice
At Benchmark Family Dental, we prioritize patient care with kindness and attention to detail. We want our patients to keep their teeth for a lifetime in comfort and good health. We take every opportunity to motivate and educate patients so that they are doing a great job taking care of their oral health each day. If you are interested in Invisalign for seniors, know that it will be an inconspicuous option so only you are aware you’re receiving treatment. Most Invisalign patients complete the process in 8-18 months. To get started today, schedule a consultation by visiting our website or calling (254) 547-4866.