5 Reasons Invisalign Is Great For Adults

For many adults, the only thing worse than having crooked, misaligned teeth is the idea of wearing metal braces to correct them. Who wants to look like a teenager in a bad way? And between work, family, and more, who has time to spend years visiting a dentist over and over again to get those braces tightened?

That’s why you need to call our Rochester, MN dental office today at 507-315-2932. Instead of metal braces, you can get Invisalign clear aligners. This modern orthodontic treatment will discreetly give you the straight smile you want without metal.

Adults Need Orthodontics?

It’s not uncommon for adults to have crooked teeth. That’s because many people get braces as a teen. However, there are several reasons why adults might need orthodontics.


It’s not like you get braces and then your teeth are locked in place forever. Year after year of chewing food puts an incredible amount of pressure on them. This is why many adults can find small gaps between their teeth as they get older.


Sports injuries, biking accidents, and the like can damage your teeth. But they can also move them out of alignment. Anything powerful enough chip or crack enamel can easily make that tooth look crooked.


Not everyone gets orthodontic treatment as a teen. Braces can be expensive, and not every dental insurance plan covers it. Then again, your teeth might have been looking good enough for you back then but not so much these days.

Skip Braces And Get Invisalign

Thankfully, you do not need metal braces to get straight teeth. Instead, call Northwest Dental Group today at 507-216-6252 and get a metal-free alternative: Invisalign clear aligners. The Invisalign results are what you’d get from metal braces. In addition, here are several benefits you get from going with Invisalign.

1. Invisalign saves you time.

With traditional braces, you will most likely wear them for 2-3 years before they are finally done. That means years of food restrictions, repeated dental visits, and metal on your smile. But Invisalign is a more modern orthodontic treatment. For many people, Invisalign has given them a straight smile in six months to one year.

2. Invisalign is comfortable to wear.

Metal braces can catch on the inside of your mouth, cutting you there. Plus, it just feels uncomfortable on your teeth. Invisalign is much different. First, there’s nothing to catch on in the inside of your mouth. Second, it’s made from smooth plastic that sits over your teeth. When it comes to comfort, Invisalign is the clear winner.

3. Invisalign won’t make you look odd or immature.

It may not be fair, but adults who wear metal braces can look unusual. That’s because braces are tied to being a teen or even preteen. Instead of looking younger, you can look immature and odd. Invisalign is completely clear. When worn over your teeth, it’s actually hard to even see. Unless someone is very close to your teeth, they probably won’t even know you have orthodontics.

4. Invisalign won’t stain your teeth.

Braces use metal brackets on your teeth to reposition them. To keep them there, the brackets are cemented to the front of your teeth. Since you need to wear them for 2-3 years, this can stain the enamel once they’re taken off. That’s not a problem with Invisalign because there’s nothing bonded to your teeth. They just sit over your teeth.

5. Invisalign is easy to live with.

Getting metal braces means you’ll have to make some changes to your lifestyle. There are foods you cannot eat, you have to be careful and being active (one accident can really hurt your mouth), and they’re always in the way. But Invisalign can be taken out whenever you want. You’ll still need to wear your aligners almost all day, but you can take them out to eat, play, or whatever you need to do.

Call us TODAY at 507-315-2932 or use our online form to schedule your first appointment for Invisalign clear aligners. Because our doctors concern themselves with how dental treatments impact your life, they are ready to offer you an orthodontic treatment that works discreetly.