Remember Katy Perry in her “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)” music video? If not, allow us to jog your memory with this image.
Katy’s character embodies “uncool,” from her frizzy hair and oversized glasses to her Marcia Brady to the max, old school all the way, braces. Just look at those things!
As attractive as Katy is, those braces and headgear steal the show. But they wouldn’t if she was our patient.
That’s because we could fit her with Invisalign, a revolutionary orthodontic treatment system that straightens teeth without the look and inconvenience of traditional metal braces. Sounds cheesy, but how else do you describe an appliance that is clear, removable, contains no metal, and can deliver the same quality results as traditional braces if you are a candidate?
Invisalign resembles a clear, ultra-thin mouth guard and is nearly invisible when worn. Can you say jackpot? This makes it a much more palatable option for working adults who have avoided orthodontic treatment in the past out of fear that metal braces would tarnish their professional image.
Along with the fading discomfort and appearance of orthodontics is the stigma that adults are “too old” for braces. Ever-increasing pressure to look one’s best in a workforce dominated by younger generations may be behind the 14 percent increase in adult orthodontic patients from 2010 to 2012, as reported by the American Association of Orthodontists.
Invisalign is a proven, discreet alternative to traditional braces, but isn’t right for everyone. Call today for an initial consultation with Tewksbury Invisalign provider Dr. Nitish Nahata, who will conduct a thorough assessment to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.