Invisalign – An Adult Orthodontic Solution

Smiling woman with dark wavy hair holding her Invisalign clear aligner in front of her face

Invisalign® is a solution for teeth straightening that is suitable for both teens and adults. The straightening trays work as an alternative to braces. The clear aligners put pressure on the teeth to gently reposition them. However, Invisalign is especially beneficial for adults. At Helotes Family Dentistry, we offer this orthodontic treatment for adults because of the numerous benefits.

Clear Aligners Are Discreet

As an adult, you may be invited to a variety of events from weddings to family or work related gatherings that require you to get your photo taken. Fortunately, with Invisalign, you can smile for pictures and nobody will know that you’re wearing braces since they’re clear. You can also remove your aligners for an hour or so a day without disrupting the straightening schedule. This makes photo ops and meals at group gatherings much easier to manage.

Smile With Confidence

If you suffered your entire life with crooked teeth and are just now fixing them, you’ll reap the reward in the end of being able to smile with confidence. Moreover, you’ll even be able to smile with confidence when you have Invisalign. You won’t have to feel self-conscious about noticeable, metal brackets, especially if you work in a setting where you are frequently required to interact with or make presentations in front of others.


As was mentioned earlier, Invisalign clear aligners are removable. Although you will want to wear them the required 22 hours per day to keep your treatment on schedule, it’s fine to take them out for special occasions. Maybe you have a special lunch or dinner date. You won’t have to worry about getting food hung up in your braces like you would with metal brackets because you can take your trays out! Additionally, you don’t have to deal with the hassle of not being able to eat what you want. And keeping your teeth clean is easy because no changes to your regular hygiene routine are required.

Finish Line Comes Faster

While every case is different, most patients receive results sooner if they have Invisalign as opposed to traditional braces. Therefore, you’ll be able to share your straighter, brighter smile before you know it. Invisalign clear aligners are also more comfortable for most adults.

Fewer Dentist Appointments

Typically, at your dentist appointments you’ll receive the next set of trays and we’ll check to make sure your progress is on track. This means fewer appointments with invisible aligners than with standard braces. Busy adults appreciate this since they don’t have to make as many arrangements for time away from work or family.

Invisalign in Helotes, TX

Overall, Invisalign is a smart choice for adults who want to straighten their teeth. They’re less conspicuous and are a more convenient option for various reasons. Plus, at Helotes Family Dentistry, we make sure you receive a plan tailored to your needs to optimize your results. Contact our team to discuss if Invisalign is the right option to straighten your teeth as an adult by calling us at 210-372-9454 or clicking the contact link below.

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