If you have alignment issues, gaps between teeth, or crooked teeth, Invisalign may be the perfect treatment option for you. Many adults don’t like the look (or hassle) that comes with traditional metal braces. Thankfully, we now have more discreet and comfortable orthodontic options! With Invisalign treatment, you can have the straight smile you’ve always wanted – often within a year. When you’re searching for an Invisalign doctor in the Auburn, IL area, give us a call at 217-483-7177 or schedule an appointment online.
Orthodontic treatment is common for kids, so you might be wondering if you really need it as an adult. Actually, patients of all ages can benefit from having a straighter smile. Teeth that are crooked or crowded are more likely to trap bacteria. They’re often more difficult to brush and floss, which can lead to more cavities and even increase the odds of gum disease. Teeth that are misaligned can wear unevenly, make it harder to chew, or may contribute to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain. So while it’s nice to have a beautiful straight smile, it’s also better for your oral health!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontics. It uses a series of clear plastic aligners that look similar to a mouth guard to gently shift your teeth. They’re barely noticeable – in fact, most people probably will have no idea you’re wearing them. The aligners need to be worn most of the day to be truly effective, but the great news is, they’re removable. This makes it easy to brush, floss, and you can still eat your favorite foods. Metal braces trap food and bacteria, causing cavities and staining that can be hidden beneath the hardware. That’s not a concern with Invisalign treatment. Even better, there’s no uncomfortable hardware in your mouth or adjustment appointments.
If you’d like to find out if Invisalign is right for you, schedule an appointment with our Invisalign doctor. They’ll give you an exam and work with you to find the best treatment plan to help you reach your health and aesthetic goals. We also offer traditional orthodontics and Six-Month Smiles. As a comprehensive dental office, we provide every service Auburn, IL patients need for beautiful, healthy smiles, including fillings, teeth whitening, dental implants, and veneers. Schedule your appointment today by calling us at 217-483-7177 or book your appointment online.