These days, it seems like kids and teens getting braces to align their teeth is just another part of growing up. However, older adults come from a time where braces weren’t an option for every kid with a small gap or a crooked tooth. This has left a whole population of adults wondering what to do about their crooked or poorly-spaced teeth. Many adults are not in a position where they feel comfortable wearing metal braces for six months or a year, and yet they long for straight teeth. Others had braces growing up, but didn’t wear their retainer as instructed and their once straight teeth have shifted back out of place. Thankfully, there’s an option!

At our dental clinics in New Jersey, we are proud to offer Invisalign to adults looking for straighter teeth without braces. These clear dental aligners are discreet and nearly invisible when they’re on your teeth, allowing you to reposition your teeth over time. If you have been looking for Invisalign®, our cosmetic dentists in New Jersey can help! Keep reading to learn more.

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

Dental aligners and invisible braces like Invisalign work by using clear plastic trays that snap in place over your teeth. Typically, you will receive a new tray every two weeks. These should be worn most of the day and at night, but can be taken off to eat or for a special occasion. Each tray will advance the progression of your teeth until they are in an ideal position, at which point you may need to wear a retainer or have a permanent retainer placed. While metal braces may prevent you from engaging in certain activities or eating certain foods, you can continue about your daily life with Invisalign.

Why Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign is a great way for adults and teens to get straighter teeth without wearing traditional metal braces. Straighter teeth aren’t just considered to be conventionally desirable, but they have a number of personal, professional, and health benefits. If you are unhappy with the positioning of your teeth, you don’t have to live with it. Straighter teeth can give a person confidence and make them appear more attractive to others. If you feel like your teeth have held you back, be sure to talk to your dentist about your options. Below, we will discuss some ways that straighter teeth can be an asset to you, so keep reading to learn more about why it’s not too late to get straighter teeth.

Straight teeth can lead to better relationship and job opportunities. Studies have shown that people subconsciously view people with straight teeth as being smarter, more confident, and more attractive than those with crooked teeth. People with straight teeth are also more likely to get a second interview or a second date than those without this feature. While it is unfortunate that this is the case, it is another great reason to take steps toward straighter teeth.

There’s a reason that your friend with perfectly straight teeth also reports to have no cavities. Straight teeth are easier to take care of than crooked or crowded teeth. The straighter your teeth are, the easier it is to floss between each tooth. As we know, flossing is a great way to clean between teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach, as well as a good way to keep your gums healthy. On a similar note, teeth that are properly positioned are less likely to be injured, chipped, or broken. In fact, “buck teeth,” or front teeth that grow outward instead of downward, are incredibly susceptible to injury, as are teeth with overbites or crooked teeth.

Where To Get Invisalign

Our dental offices are the perfect place to start your journey to straighter teeth. We specialize in general dentistry (making your teeth healthy) as well as cosmetic dentistry (making them look amazing), so we can help you get a straighter smile you’ll love! We also have other options to improve the appearance of your teeth, including professional teeth whitening, veneers, and crowns. Schedule an appointment today at either of our three New Jersey locations — Century Dental in Jackson, Century Dental East in Pine Beach, and Seaview Dental in Eatontown! We would be more than happy to chat with you about your options for a straighter, nicer-looking smile. Get in touch with our dentists today to learn more!