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Although many people associate braces, or even orthodontics with middle school and high school students, the fact is that many adults are straightening their teeth these days. However, not everyone is interested in traditional braces.

Adults may not feel comfortable in social or professional situations with a mouthful of metal. Traditional braces need a great deal of care, and need to be adjusted periodically, and some adults may not want to spend that much time brushing or flossing, or sitting in the chair during an adjustment. And given the hectic pace of life, many adults may not have that kind of time to spend. Some people may not want the dietary restrictions that come with braces.

With Invisalign® system, you can enjoy all of the benefits of braces without making major changes to your lifestyle. Invisalign makes use of a series of clear aligners that are custom made to fit your smile, and are virtually invisible to other people. As you change out the aligners, which is often done once a week, your teeth will slowly be moved vertically and horizontally until they are properly aligned. Because there is no hardware involved, you can enjoy all of your favorite foods. You only need to remove your aligner to eat, to brush and floss your teeth, and to clean your alinger. That can be done using a special solution, or by rinsing them in lukewarm water.

If you are interested in improving your smile, and would like to know more about the Invisalign system, you should make an appointment to see our dentist, Dr. Tim Woodruff at Woodruff Family Dental in Jonesboro, Arkansas for an exam and a consultation. You can reach our office by calling 870-972-8190.