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Find out why so many teens and adults are turning to Invisalign to straighten their smiles.
While it might sometimes feel like braces are a rite of passage during your school years, this doesn’t mean that having a straighter smile isn’t possible when you’re older, too. Whatever the reason for not getting braces earlier in life, our Naples, FL, dentists, Drs. Richard and Maria Linden, can help you get the smile you want through a clear orthodontic treatment known as Invisalign!
What is Invisalign?
Before determining whether Invisalign is right for you, it’s first important to understand how it works. Using a set of clear, custom aligners made from flexible plastic, Invisalign covers your upper and lower teeth in order to apply pressure and gradually shift your smile into its proper positioning.
What problems can Invisalign correct?
Invisalign treatment has certainly come a long way since it first came out, and thanks to advancements in Invisalign technology, this orthodontic system can now treat a variety of dental problems that aren’t too complex or severe. Invisalign is able to treat,
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bites
Our Naples, FL, general dentist can examine your smile and determine whether the issue or issues you wish to treat can best be handled by Invisalign.
How old do you have to be for Invisalign?
Invisalign is an ideal option for older teens and adults. Children and young teens whose teeth are still growing will not be good candidates for Invisalign.
How long does Invisalign treatment last?
The length of treatment will depend on the severity of your dental issues. The length of treatment for an average adult is around one year, while more minor issues take less time. The length of treatment for the average teen is about 18-24 months, or approximately the same as with regular braces.
Give us a call
If you are ready to take the next step in receiving Invisalign treatment, then it’s time to call Linden Dental in Naples, FL, today to at (239) 593-0777 to schedule a consultation. We can examine your smile, talk to you about your treatment goals, and find out if Invisalign is ideal for you!