Over 60? Will Invisalign Treatment Work For You?

By: Dr. Rebecca Koenigsberg

When it comes to achieving a beautiful, confident smile, age should never be a barrier. Invisalign, the revolutionary clear aligner treatment, has transformed the orthodontic world by offering a discreet, comfortable, and effective way to straighten teeth.

But, can you be too old for Invisalign Treatment?

Breaking the Age Barrier

The idea that orthodontic treatment is solely for teenagers is a thing of the past. Invisalign has opened up new possibilities for adults who want to correct their smiles without the hassle of traditional braces. Whether you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s or beyond, Invisalign can be a fantastic option. In fact I’ve recently had a ninety year old patient who was thrilled with her Invisalign results!

Preventing Further Shifts As You Age

Teeth shifting is a natural part of aging, and it’s something that tends to accelerate as we get older. Many adults find that their teeth start to shift noticeably in their 40s and beyond. This shifting can occur for various reasons, including changes in the jawbone structure and the gradual wear of teeth. Invisalign is an excellent solution for older individuals who are experiencing these shifts. By gently guiding the teeth back into alignment, Invisalign helps prevent further movement and corrects any misalignments that have developed over time. This not only improves the appearance of your smile but also maintains the health and functionality of your teeth.

Comfort and Convenience

One of the main reasons adults choose Invisalign is its comfort and convenience. Unlike traditional braces with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are smooth, custom-made trays that fit snugly over your teeth. This means no irritation to your cheeks or gums and no need to adjust to the discomfort often associated with braces.

Invisalign aligners are also removable, allowing you to enjoy all your favourite foods without restrictions. Simply take out your aligners before meals, brush your teeth, and pop them back in – it’s that easy. This flexibility fits perfectly into the busy lifestyles of adults.They are juggling work, family, and social commitments.

No One Knows You’ve Got Them On

Another appealing aspect of Invisalign, especially for adults, is its discreet nature. The clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn, making it a subtle way to straighten your teeth. Whether you’re in professional settings, attending social events, or simply going about your daily life, most people won’t even notice you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Before You Begin – Address Oral Health Concerns

Age often comes with its own set of oral health concerns, such as gum disease, tooth decay, and bone loss. It’s crucial to address these issues before beginning any orthodontic treatment. Your dentist or orthodontist will conduct a thorough examination to ensure your teeth and gums are in good condition for Invisalign.

We’ve Got Real-Life Success Stories To Share With You

To further debunk the myth that Invisalign is only for the young,  check out our photo gallery! We have countless success stories of adults who have transformed their smiles with this treatment. From professionals to retirees, people of all ages are embracing the opportunity to achieve a straighter, healthier smile.

This lovely patient in her 70s wanted to straighten her teeth and improve her smile. She was concerned that Invisalign wouldn’t work, would be too difficult, and would hurt. However, she completed 4 months of Invisalign treatment and was surprised at how easy and comfortable the process was. Along with the 6 crowns we created, she was thrilled with the final results!

Invisalign - Before & After

In Conclusion:

Invisalign has revolutionized the world of orthodontics, offering a modern, convenient, and discreet solution for people of all ages. So, can you be too old for Invisalign treatment? Absolutely not. Whether you’re 25 or 65, it’s never too late to invest in your smile and enjoy the confidence that comes with straight, beautiful teeth.

If you’re considering Invisalign treatment, we invite you to schedule a consultation. Together, you can discuss your goals, address any concerns, and embark on a journey to a happier, healthier smile. To schedule a visit, call us today at 212.246.8700. Follow Gallery57Dental on Facebook here!

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