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February 3, 2022

Can I Still Get Invisalign When I’m Older?

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 9:55 pm
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Are you wanting to get perfectly straight teeth? If so, you’ve probably looked into the various orthodontic treatments like clear aligners. But maybe you ask yourself, “Am I too old for Invisalign?” The good news is…you’re not! In fact, senior patients usually make better candidates for this process. Read on to learn why you can still get your dream smile with Invisalign.

Is Invisalign a Viable Option for Seniors?

If you’re wanting to get a beautifully straight smile, then Invisalign is a great option for you. Some people believe the older a person gets, the less likely their teeth will move anymore. However, teeth are still malleable enough to adjust even if you aren’t a teenager! With the right pressure, straightening your teeth is still a viable process. Additionally, most Invisalign patients tend to be older since they can actually afford the treatment.

3 Reasons Seniors Make Great Invisalign Candidates

The best Invisalign patients tend to be seniors. The reasons for this involve the following qualities:

  • Seniors value their health: Often times, older patients don’t take their health for granted. Through life experience and learning the value of oral health, they’ve come to understand the importance of maintaining healthy and consistent habits. This also ties into their increased motivation to wear their clear aligners for the necessary 20-22 hours a day.
  • Seniors practice better dental hygiene: Many teenagers choose to forego their dental hygiene routines, thinking they can take care of it at a later time. Seniors, however, are more likely to practice a better regimen, which is needed to avoid staining the aligners. Even if they have a busier schedule, adult patients usually take the time to make the most of their opportunity with Invisalign.
  • Seniors listen to their dentists: In order for your Invisalign treatment to work, you’ll need to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day. In addition, you’ll have to remove them every time you eat, drink, or clean your teeth. The more it stays outside the mouth, the longer it’ll take to get the best results. Adults tend to do well when it comes to following these instructions since they see the investment is worthwhile.

Now that you know why you’d make a great candidate for Invisalign, you won’t have to wonder if it’s a viable option for you! Speak with your dentist if you want to know more about the process, and they’ll be happy to help.

About the Practice

Michel Dental offers high-quality and passionate dental care to achieve the smile you want. With state-of-the-art technology, their team provides a variety of treatments for your dental needs, including Invisalign. If you want to know more about what makes you great for Invisalign, you can reach out to our Topeka office at (785) 273-0801, our Silver Lake office at (785) 582-0185, or visit our website.

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