Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS

Braces—They Are Not Just for Teenagers Anymore

November 30, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Bruce Matthews
Invisalign For Adults | Clear Braces Wilmington DE

If you never had braces as an adolescent, you might think you are doomed to live with misaligned teeth—unless you opt for a mouth full metal brackets and wires. Nothing could be further than the truth! With today’s modern orthodontic options, such as Invisalign invisible braces, you can have the straight teeth you have always desired—and in a fraction of the time it takes for traditional braces.

What are you waiting for? Call our Wilmington, DE dental office to find out more about how you can change your smile, boost your self-confidence, and have a healthier smile with Invisalign.

Why Invisalign Fits Your Adult Lifestyle

We get it: Most adults don’t relish the idea of traditional braces and the frequent trips to the dentist office for adjustments. With Invisalign, the procedure is different. After your initial consultation, you’ll receive a set of clear plastic trays. Each tray is worn for a couple of weeks, then you’ll swap it out for a new tray. Every new tray will gently nudge your teeth into the desired position.

The clear aligners are virtually undetectable, so no one will even be aware you are straightening your smile. You remove the aligners for eating and cleaning your teeth, so there are no food restrictions, and you can brush and floss normally.

Although the trays can be removed for a special event or photograph, compliance is essential for successful treatment. The plastic aligners must be worn for a minimum of 22 hours per day. Treatment times average just six to 18 months.

Why Straight Teeth Are Healthier

Teeth that are aligned properly are easier to brush and floss. There are also fewer nooks and crannies for tooth decay to develop because these areas are hard to reach. People who like their smiles also tend to take better care of them.

Call Us Today to Make an Appointment for a Consultation

Contact the team at Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS, in Wilmington, DE to find out more about how Invisalign can change your smile—and your life. We look forward to helping you reach your smile goals!


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