Invisalign is a great alternative for Girard, IL patients who would like to straighten their teeth without the hassle of braces. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom clear plastic aligners to gently shift your teeth. It’s discreet, convenient, and typically produces desired results in half the time of braces. The aligners must be worn for the majority of the day (typically 20 hours) to be effective, but they can be removed for eating, oral hygiene, or a special event. Schedule a consultation with our Invisalign doctor to find out if this treatment is right for you!
Have you looked in the mirror and wished your teeth were straighter? Do you have crowded or crooked teeth that make brushing and flossing difficult? If so, orthodontic treatment can help. Orthodontics isn’t just about aesthetics – a straight smile is also better for your oral health. Teeth that have gaps, crowding, or are crooked tend to trap more food and bacteria than teeth that are properly aligned. They can also cause uneven wear or pain while chewing.
A Better Alternative to Braces
In the past, braces were the default treatment for alignment and bite issues. Braces come with their own set of problems, not to mention that many people don’t enjoy the way they look. Patients with braces need to avoid certain foods and must spend more time on their oral hygiene to prevent cavities. Braces can also cause staining on the teeth and gums. Thankfully, modern orthodontics has come a long way. Invisalign is more comfortable than braces because there are no brackets, wires, or uncomfortable adjustments. Since they’re removable, oral hygiene is easy. The aligners are also practically invisible – most people probably won’t even notice you’re wearing them!
Invisalign treatment can be used to correct many orthodontic issues, including:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Overbites, underbites, open bites, and crossbites
If you’d like to learn more about how Invisalign can help you have a healthier, straighter smile, schedule your appointment to discuss treatment options with our Invisalign doctor. They’ll exam your teeth and let you know if you’re a good candidate. We also offer six-month smiles, which is similar to traditional braces, but more discreet. As a full-service dental office, we’re the perfect choice for all your dental care needs. We perform all services in-house and offer Health Assurance for Girard, IL patients who don’t have dental insurance. Whether you need general dentistry or cosmetic services like teeth whitening or dental implants, you’ll find all that and more, including a friendly team devoted to your oral health. Contact us today at 217-483-7177 or schedule your appointment online.