A lot of children are fitted with braces to straighten their teeth. It is a common procedure, and almost to be expected. It’s a different story in adult cosmetic dentistry. People don’t assume to see a grown man, or woman sporting a mouthful of metal. Most adults would rather put up with misaligned teeth, than suffer the embarrassment of wearing braces. That’s why the invisalign system has become so popular with adult patients. It is designed using clear plastic retainers, in place of the traditional braces.

Some insurance companies cover the treatment, and most dentists offer financing.