Fall is fast approaching, and that means your social calendar will soon be filled in the months ahead with all sorts of seasonal activities like tailgating parties, football games, weddings, and of course, the bustling holidays.

It’s supposed to be a fun and exciting time of year. But if you’re self-conscious about your crooked teeth, it’s a time for stress, not smiles.

Your Visalia, CA dentist at Sequoia Dental Office can change that for you! Whether it’s your first consultation or you’re coming to us for a second opinion, we can go over our various options in orthodontics and help you find the best path to your dream smile.

And the best part? You may be able to achieve that without braces!

Invisalign is Ideal for Older Smiles

You’ve probably heard of Invisalign by now, so you may know that it’s an alternative to metal brackets and wires, relying instead on a series of clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth.

What you might not realize, however, is why Invisalign can be an ideal orthodontic solution for older smiles, like teens heading into college or adult professionals who love the idea of a better smile but don’t want to deal with all the hassles of traditional braces.

Here are just a few of the advantages of this clear aligners innovation:

*It Fits Easily Into Your Lifestyle*

With traditional braces, you have to make a few changes to your diet and your routines to protect your brackets and wires, maintain your oral health, and keep your orthodontic progress on track. You have to stay away from certain foods, as well as spend extra time brushing and flossing around all that hardware every morning and night.

One of the great things about Invisalign is that you can remove your aligners, taking them out for meals and for easy oral hygiene. This means your orthodontic treatment can fit seamlessly into your current lifestyle, which adults with busy lives and more responsibilities can definitely appreciate!

With remote monitoring, your number of visits to the dental office is greatly reduced.

*Others Will Notice Your Smile, Not Your Aligners*

When you’re in middle school, there’s something about going through tough times alongside your friends that makes the experience of wearing metal braces so much easier to handle. The brackets and wires make you look a little different, but then again, so do your peers, which makes that time in your adolescence much less embarrassing.

It’s not as easy to imagine wearing braces later in life, like during your college years or long after in a professional setting, so you might prefer a more discreet orthodontic solution.

It doesn’t get more discreet than nearly invisible aligners to get your teeth into the right position! Unless you tell people about them, it’s not likely they’ll notice your aligners at all. They’ll only notice that your smile is becoming straighter and straighter over the next several months.

*The Smooth Aligners Feel Comfortable in Your Mouth*

Metal brackets bonded to your teeth will take some getting used to, and it’s not uncommon for patients to complain about sores on the inside of their lips and cheeks as a result.

Having the wires tightened every few weeks can also cause discomfort, often resulting in general soreness in your mouth for a couple of days.

The Invisalign system not only uses gentler pressure to move your teeth, but the smooth plastic aligners feel much more comfortable against the soft tissues inside your mouth.

*Invisalign Works – And it Works Quickly*

Every patient is different, but Invisalign patients can typically expect results in about twelve months. That’s a fraction of the time you’d spend wearing metal braces!

But faster treatment doesn’t mean lesser results. When you’ve finished up with the last set of aligners in your series, you’ll have the straight smile you’ve always wanted.

You can also add some finishing touches to your new smile with teeth whitening or contouring for a more complete smile makeover!

Find Out if Invisalign is Right for You!

You deserve a fantastic smile, and Invisalign can deliver that without all the sacrifices you’d have to make with metal braces.

That makes it a clear winner in modern orthodontic care!

To find out if Invisalign is the right solution for your smile, or to explore our other orthodontic options, call Sequoia Dental Office today at 559-608-3533 to schedule a consultation or second opinion in Visalia, CA or online