More Adults Are Opting for Invisalign®

These days it's becoming more and more common to see adults at our Tumwater, WA office getting their teeth straightened with Invisalign clear aligners — that is, if you can see them! Treatment with Invisalign is effective and aesthetically pleasing for all ages, but adults have certainly taken to them.

For some it may be to overcome the stigma that "braces are just for kids," but for others it may be the displeasing appearance and discomfort of traditional braces. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, from 1994 to 2010 the number of adults 18 and older getting braces increased by 58 percent, from 680,000 to 1.1 million annually. Many of these adults opt for Invisalign because of how discreet they are and since they don't need to avoid any foods or make dietary changes like you do with traditional braces.

The benefits of getting your teeth into proper alignment are many, and so are the advantages of Invisalign. By following your individual course of Invisalign treatment, you can expect to enjoy the following benefits over traditional braces:

If you're interested in Invisalign treatment, please let Dr. Arne Gundersen know. We'd be happy to help you on your journey to a straighter, healthier smile!

You Might Also Enjoy...

Breathe Better with Annie Denning

How we breathe is an integral part to overall well-being, it can affect energy levels, immune systems, quality of sleep and even digestion. Breathe Better Myofunctional Therapy, is a new business started by orofacial myologist Annie Denning, BS, RDH.

June is National Smile Month: Show off your smile!

The community health awareness group Oral Health America has reported that 82 percent of adults are unaware of the role that infectious bacteria can play in tooth decay or cavities, and almost three out of five children aged 12 to 19 have tooth decay.

Memorial Day and Getting Ready for Summer

Memorial Day didn't become an official holiday until 1971, but Americans started gathering annually in the spring to remember those who lost their lives in war during the 1860s, right after the Civil War. Celebrated on the last Monday in May, people still

Dentistry around the World

From the clinical perspective, dentistry is similar around the world. Dentists, like Dr. Arne Gundersen, go to school, obtain a license, and work hard to prevent and treat tooth decay, gum disease, oral infections, throat or oral cancer, tooth loss, and ot

My child has canker sores! How can I help?

According to the American Association of Pediatric Density, roughly one in five children suffers from canker sores. Canker sores are small sores that appear inside the cheeks, on the lips, on the surface of the gums, and under the tongue.