What is the Best Age for Invisalign?

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Best Age To Get Invisalign Braces

Is there a best age to get Invisalign or other clear aligners, such a Sure Smile? These clear braces in Iowa are popular with adults. But is there an age cut-off that you need to keep in mind? Not really. Investing in clear aligners is something that can happen at any age, as long as you have the ability to keep up with your removable aligners and wear them as directed. If you’re prone to misplacing things or just tend to be forgetful (it’s ok, some of us are) then clear aligners might not be right for you. 

Depending on your stage of life, you may want to consider how investing in clear aligners can better your oral health. These removable, clear aligners move your teeth without fixed brackets and wires, giving you a predictable care experience that’s ultra-discreet.


What is the best age to get Sure Smile?

It depends. Here’s how clear aligners can be a great choice at different stages of life and why making the investment at those times may be best for your smile’s needs.



Best age to get Sure Smile: In Your Teens?

Since many high schoolers may prefer not to wear traditional bracket and wire braces, Sure Smile is a convenient alternative.

 As a parent, you may want to get Sure Smile for your teenager to help them with oral hygiene, self-confidence, and to improve their dental health as they get older. Since Sure Smile can be removed, you won’t have to worry about your teen breaking any brackets or aligners — or making emergency trips to the orthodontist’s office at the last minute — all they do is wear their clear trays as prescribed.

 And if your student is an athlete, Sure Smile won’t get in the way or put them at added risk for soft tissue injuries. Most aligners can be worn along with their existing sports mouthguard or taken out temporarily. Just be sure to have them store their aligner in a case and not anywhere that’s hot (it will melt.)

In Your Twenties

 Now that you’re getting ready to leave college, trade school, or jump into the workforce, you finally have your own income and want to make a great impression. For a lot of young adults, investing in Sure Smile is something they’ve wanted for years.

 By enhancing the alignment of your smile, you can look your best whether you’re landing a job interview or trying to find that perfect match out in the dating scene. The convenience and comfort of clear aligners make everyday maintenance simple enough to fit into your lifestyle. There have even been experiments that show people with whiter, straighter, or more attractive smiles tend to be better at job interviews. If you’re about to embark on a new career out of college, investing in the way your smile looks could help you set yourself apart and make a great impression. 

Making the decision to invest in Invisalign in your 20s and 30s can statistically lower your chances of cavities and gum disease in the future. Now may be the best age to get Sure Smile if you’ve never had braces before. According to research, people who have crowded or misaligned teeth are more prone to develop health concerns in those areas of their mouth, including tooth decay, periodontitis, and bone loss. Although investing in Sure Smile during young adulthood seems like more of a cosmetic issue, it has significant health benefits that you’ll get to enjoy for years to come!

Your 30s and 40s

Sure Smile was initially designed with adults in mind. Particularly those who didn’t wear their retainers (from braces during childhood) and who experienced “relapse” in their tooth movement. But as time went by, Sure Smile was continually improved to encompass comprehensive orthodontic needs and not just minor tooth alignment issues.

In your 30s and 40s, issues such as tooth crowding and misalignment can start to take a toll on your enamel, gums, and TMJ. Issues such as cavities, periodontal infections, and TMJ disorder may begin to flare up for the first time ever. By aligning your smile with Sure Smile, you can maintain a healthy oral environment while also enhancing (and correcting) the placement of your teeth. As an adult invested in your oral health, this time may be the best age to get Sure Smile for some people.

People in their 30s and 40s prefer Sure Smile over traditional braces because of the low-profile design. You can essentially straighten your teeth without anyone knowing you’re in orthodontic appliances. If you’re a busy professional or in a position where you speak to others on a regular basis, Sure Smile is an exceptional orthodontic choice.

 Plus, Sure Smile fits your busy schedule. The short visits only last about 15 minutes or so and are scheduled about once every month. They’re quite convenient to fit into your busy family or work schedule without being a problem.

In Your 50s

 A lot of young to middle-aged adults like to invest in Sure Smile because they never had the chance to straighten their smile in the past. Perhaps their parents couldn’t afford braces, or they simply didn’t see a dentist much while they were growing up. That’s why many 30, 40, and 50-somethings prefer to finally give themselves the “gift” of straighter teeth once they’re financially stable. It’s an investment in their own oral health and self-confidence.

 As our bodies mature, we experience something in our smile called the “midline drift.” This change is where our teeth begin slowly shifting toward the center or “midline” of our smiles. The lower anterior teeth frequently become crowded or overlapping. As a result, we also start to see wear patterns in teeth, causing some to look shorter than others.

The 50s are a popular time to get Sure Smile, especially since it’s more discreet than traditional braces. But even 50-somethings may want conventional orthodontic appliances at times. When you discuss your concerns and goals with our Iowa, Keokuk, and Poweshiek County dentists, we can help you determine whether Sure Smile is best for what you hope to achieve.

 You’ve got plenty of life ahead of you. Being in your 50s isn’t “too old” to finally invest in the straighter smile you’ve always wished you had. It’s one of the best times to finally feel comfortable about the way your teeth look and feel.

The 60s and Beyond

 Who says that you can’t get Sure Smile or braces after you retire? Some of our most common Iowa Sure Smile clients are new retirees, grandparents, and individuals entering their “golden years.” You’re absolutely never too old to finally enjoy the health benefits of straighter teeth.

By investing in your tooth alignment in your 60s and 70s, you can help maintain a better diet and nutritional absorption, allowing you to enjoy improved health and wellness. Since straighter teeth tend to be healthier teeth, Sure Smile is an integral part of addressing issues such as periodontal disease and recurrent decay.

 If you have missing teeth and are considering getting dental implants, Sure Smile can help you address the shifting teeth caused by excess space and create room to install the implant. The two can work together to reconstruct your smile back to optimal performance.

Orthodontic Consultations in Iowa

Smiles Family Dentistry offers Sure Smile assessments for prospective clients. If you’re interested in investing in invisible braces, please feel free to contact us and reserve an exam. You can even get a simulated before and after the same day! We’ll walk you through the screening process to determine if you qualify. Our care planning process will also provide you with an opportunity to learn how long the treatment will take and learn more about the available financing options.

Contact our Sure Smile dentists in Williamsburg, Sigourney, and Montezuma  today to reserve an appointment. Flexible financing options are available. Investing in your smile has never been easier!

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