Crooked or crowded teeth can be more than a source of embarrassment about your smile. They can also have negative effects your oral health by changing the stability and function of your bite, which could lead to problems down the road.
What Are Invisible Braces?
Dr. Donald Reid is a Truckee CA Invisalign® provider offering discreet orthodontic treatment with clear aligners for a wide range of dental health and cosmetic concerns. Invisalign offers a way to achieve a straighter smile for both adults and teens without drawing unnecessary attention like traditional braces. The system gently straightens your teeth, usually in only a little over a year, without your need to drastically change your daily activities.
Patients can still enjoy their favorite foods — no matter what they may be — and also maintain good oral hygiene with Invisalign. The aligners are designed to be worn for about 22 hours a day without irritating your gums or sensitive areas of your mouth. The aligners are simple to remove when you need to clean your teeth or when it’s time to swap them out based on your treatment plan.
Am I Too Old For Invisalign?
Even though our teeth have stopped growing and moving by adulthood, that does not mean you are too old or it’s too late for you to consider orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth. Many adults have achieved positive results from traditional braces or using Invisalign invisible braces. Invisalign can be used to address mild to moderate orthodontic issues in adults and some teens, and it can also be used to stop and reverse minor movements of teeth after previous traditional orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is also a viable option to treat underbite, overbite, and other tooth spacing concerns.
Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?
Straightening teeth that are crooked or overlapping is more than just a cosmetic issue. Crooked teeth are more likely to be damaged and decay, therefore leading to more problems in the future. Serious overbite and underbite issues can also affect dental health by changing the stability of your bite. Finally, teeth that are aligned properly are easier to brush and floss effectively, thereby reducing your chances of plaque buildup, tooth decay and gum disease.
Are Invisible Braces Covered By Insurance?
Invisible braces are typically not covered by insurance. Dr. Reid will help you with any billing and paperwork to maximize your dental insurance benefits. We also offer third party financing and payment plans for patients concerned about the cost of Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign For Adults in Truckee, CA
You deserve to be able to smile confidently! If you’re ready to improve your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Reid to create your unique treatment plan and discuss budget options. We work with a variety of patients and budgets, so don’t hesitate to contact our Truckee CA office today at (530) 206-0392 or schedule online.