Have you put off a visit to the orthodontist because you dread the idea of traditional metal braces? At Renken Dentistry, we offer comfortable, effective alternatives to straighten your smile: Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. Both treatments are discreet and take significantly less time than braces to correct alignment issues. If you’ve been searching for “braces near me,” in the Edinburg, IL area, schedule an appointment with us today. We do all services in house, so there’s no need for referrals. With our friendly, professional team and comprehensive dental services, there’s no need to go anywhere else!
Even patients with relatively straight smiles can benefit from a visit to the orthodontist. Teeth that are crooked, crowded, or misaligned can cause several issues. They’re often more difficult to clean, so they’re more likely to cause cavities and decay. Misaligned teeth can also wear unevenly or cause uneven pressure or strain on the jaw. Although many people associate orthodontist visits with childhood, adults can also benefit. Even if you had braces as a kid, teeth can shift over time.
Why Choose Invisalign
Many adults don’t like the idea of wearing braces, but with Invisalign, you won’t have to. Invisalign are clear plastic aligners that are custom made for your teeth. They’re so discreet, many people won’t even realize you’re wearing them. The aligners need to be worn for 20 hours a day to be effective, but they’re removable. This makes it easy to keep up with your regular hygiene habits. Metal braces can trap food and bacteria, causing staining and cavities. With Invisalign, you’ll be able to eat, brush, and floss normally. Invisalign also works faster than traditional orthodontics. While treatment time varies, most patients complete treatment in about a year.
The other treatment option we offer our Edinburg, IL patients is Six Month Smiles. Six Month Smiles are similar to traditional braces. It uses tooth-colored fixed brackets and wires to gently straighten your teeth. Since the brackets blend in with your teeth, they’re practically invisible. Six Month Smiles is ideal for patients 16 and older and treatment can generally be completed within 6 – 9 months. Since the treatment time is much shorter than traditional braces, there’s less risk of cavities or staining.
In addition to orthodontics, we offer a wide range of services for the entire family, including fillings, mouth guards, root canal treatments, and fluoride treatment. We also offer cosmetic dentistry. If you’ve been wondering if you could benefit from orthodontic treatment, schedule an appointment with us today. Give us a call at 217-483-7177 or book your appointment online.