If you’ve wanted to straighten your teeth but don’t like the thought of metal braces, Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you. Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear plastic aligners to progressively straighten your smile. The aligners are discreet, comfortable, and can adjust your teeth in a fraction of the time of traditional braces. They can also be used to fix alignment issues and close gaps between teeth. Our Andrew, IL patients love Invisalign treatment as an alternative to traditional orthodontics. As an Invisalign doctor, we can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted! Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Orthodontic treatment may seem like it’s primarily cosmetic, but there are many health benefits. Having a healthy bite can make it easier to bite, chew, and speak. It’s also easier to have proper oral hygiene, as crooked or crowded teeth can trap food and bacteria. A straight, beautiful smile is also great for self-esteem! While orthodontics is a process, modern treatment can be completed quicker than in the past. Most patients who opt for Invisalign reach their desired results in about a year.
How To Start Invisalign
If you’ve been considering Invisalign treatment, the first step is to come in for a consultation. Our orthodontist will take X-rays and evaluate your teeth. If you’re a good candidate for the aligners, we’ll take impressions of your teeth. The aligners will be custom created for you, and you can begin wearing them. Every couple of weeks, you’ll switch out the aligners for a new set. The great thing about the aligners is that they can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. You’ll need to wear them for most of the day for them to be effective; generally, 20-22 hours a day. Unlike traditional metal braces, you won’t need to worry about staining or food getting trapped. Oral hygiene is easy, and you can enjoy all your favorite foods.
If your orthodontist doesn’t feel you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, we also offer Six Month Smiles, which are also known as “invisible braces.” Six Month Smiles are like metal braces, but they use tooth-colored brackets and wires that are practically invisible. They work by gently shifting your teeth, and most patients reach their desired results within six to nine months.
In addition to offering orthodontics, we also offer comprehensive dental services to help Andrew, IL patients have beautiful, healthy smiles. We offer general dentistry such as teeth cleaning, fillings, fluoride treatment, and custom mouth guards. We also have a full range of cosmetic options, like teeth whitening, ceramic veneers, crowns, and dental implants. Give us a call today at 217-483-7177 to schedule your appointment or request an appointment through our online form.