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Am I Too Old for Invisalign in Dutchess County, NY?


Early intervention for orthodontic issues can ensure long-lasting and effective results throughout a patient’s life. Dr. Ahmed Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics understands why teenagers are concerned about the appearance of their smiles. Adults who live or work near Dutchess County, NY who have foregone or avoided orthodontic treatment may regret later in life that they did not address their situations sooner. That’s where Invisalign in Dutchess County, NY comes in.

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign

There are, however, no age restrictions for orthodontic treatment or good oral health care. In fact, a growing number of adults are considering treatment with Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign straightens teeth gradually through a progressive series of plastic aligners that gently move teeth within the mouth. Adults prefer treatment with Invisalign because it is easy to wear, removable, and practically invisible to the casual observer.

Anyone 7-years or older can receive treatment with the clear aligners (Seven-years old is a good age for children to have an initial consultation with an orthodontist.) Good oral health care habits need to be maintained while being treated with Invisalign in Dutchess County, NY. To make that happen, there are a few things you’ll have to be conscientious of.

The Invisalign process is simple

A course of treatment is developed using a computer-aided design program. As a result, the Invisalign clear aligner trays are created specifically for the patient and their treatment goals. Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign by Dr. Mansour is as simple as wearing the clear trays. Once you start wearing the first set of Invisalign trays, the aligners work to exert a gentle pressure on the teeth. Thus, the teeth begin to shift into their optimal position in the mouth.

Invisalign treatment is discreet

The Invisalign aligners are made of a clear thermoplastic material. They are virtually invisible to the casual observer. No one will be able to tell you are undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth. Invisalign is also removable by the wearer to eat, clean, floss, and clean the trays. Dr. Mansour recommends avoiding acidic, hard, or sticky foods. In addition, he advises against smoking, drinking coffee, tea, and/or alcohol. These substances can stain or yellow the clear plastic of the aligners. Also, don’t forget to take the trays off before eating, yet, feel free to eat the foods you’re used to eating.

A regular schedule of dental cleanings should be conscientiously kept when being treated with Invisalign. Because the Invisalign tray fits snugly over the wearer’s teeth, it can trap food debris against and between the teeth. Successful treatment with Invisalign in Dutchess County, NY is easy, effective, and requires little of the wearer beyond ordinary oral hygiene and cleaning of the trays.

Dr. Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics are sensitive to their patient’s needs, no matter what age they are. They are experts in providing comfortable, effective orthodontic treatment for their patients in Dutchess County, NY. For more information about orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, contact Sunshine Orthodontics at (845) 592-2292.

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