Should I Get Braces in College?

Contrary to popular belief, braces are not only for kids and teens. If you’re in college and ready to straighten your smile and improve your teeth, braces are a great option. Invisalign is ideal as it can allow you to straighten your teeth in a discreet way. As long as you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day, your teeth will gradually move into their proper positions. You’ll receive a new set of aligners about every two weeks and visit your orthodontist every 4 to 6 weeks for routine checkups.

Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can take them out every time you brush, floss, eat, and drink. You’ll be able to enjoy the meals you love and care for your teeth with ease. While your unique teeth, mouth, and gums will dictate how long your treatment takes, most Invisalign treatments can be completed in one year.

Aligners are virtually invisible to the naked eye so your classmates won’t know you’re wearing them unless you make it known. You’ll be able to go to class, complete your homework, enjoy extracurriculars, and attend social events without worry.

What Can Invisalign Treat

Invisalign can treat a variety of conditions. If you’re dealing with crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and gaps in teeth, it’s definitely worth considering. Unsure of what condition you have? No problem! Dr. Gladwell can perform a thorough evaluation of your mouth, inform you of what you need, and design an individualized treatment plan.

What to Do After Invisalign

After Invisalign, you’ll likely need to wear a retainer. This will help you maintain your beautiful smile. As long as you do, you’ll be able to go about the rest of your college career and post-grad life with a beautiful, healthy smile that you’re proud to call your own. Our Lakewood Colorado dentist friend, Dr. Brian Levitin has told us that the number of people in their college years looking for Invisalign has jumped drastically out west.

Contact Gladwell Orthodontics Today

If you’re a college student who is interested in learning more about Invisalign treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our office today! We can be reached at 919-453-6325.