Adult woman holding Invisalign after Houston cosmetic dentist appointment

It's Not Too Late! Adults Should Undergo Invisalign Treatment At Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist, Too

A lot of kids and teenagers come to our Houston pediatric dentist when it’s time for them to undergo dental braces treatment. Kids aren’t our only Invisalign patients though. In fact, our Houston cosmetic dentists encourage adults to wear Invisalign if their teeth aren’t already well-aligned as the result of malocclusion (a bad bite). Here’s why adults should also undergo Invisalign treatment.

Malocclusions Affect Adults The Same Way In Which They Affect Kids

There are many different types of malocclusions, and whether we recommend metal dental braces, ceramic dental braces, or Invisalign depends on the severity of the malocclusion in question. If as an adult you have a bad bite, chances are this was the case when you were a teenager as well, but you were unable to get treated for any number of reasons.

If you didn’t get your bad bite corrected, you may suffer from certain health issues now. If you don’t already, you might in the future. These health issues include (but are not limited to):

  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Gum disease
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty digesting food
  • Headaches

Fix Your Malocclusion With Invisalign For Adults At Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office

Although it may take a little longer for adults than it does for kids to get the alignment of their teeth corrected, it’s not impossible and it certainly isn’t too late to get treated. For adults who prefer a subtle treatment that offers some flexibility, Invisalign is a fantastic option. As long as our patients wear their Invisalign Clear Aligners for 22-24 hours a day (with the exception of mealtimes), don’t lose or misplace their Clear Aligners, and maintain their oral hygiene, treatment will go by smoothly and our patients may even be able to skip wearing their Invisalign for a special occasion.

Victory Smiles Cosmetic Dentist in Houston Will Develop A Custom Invisalign Treatment Plan For Adults

Even though kids are the patients who most commonly wear dental braces or Invisalign, that doesn’t mean adults can’t also benefit from Invisalign treatment. If you wish to correct the alignment of your teeth and improve their appearance, then please book an appointment with our Houston cosmetic dentist so we can begin with our orthodontic evaluation, address your concerns, and design a custom Invisalign treatment plan that works for you.