If you find yourself feeling self-conscious of crooked teeth, a visit to our orthodontist can help you smile with confidence! Some Sherman, IL patients may have put off orthodontic care because they don’t like the look – or inconvenience – of traditional braces. We offer effective alternatives to metal braces, including Invisalign and Six-Month Smiles. Both types of treatment are discreet, comfortable, and can straighten your smile quicker than traditional methods. Give us a call today at 217-483-7177 to schedule your free orthodontic consultation!
Even if your teeth are relatively straight, you may still benefit from visiting an orthodontist. Orthodontics isn’t just for cosmetic purposes! It can also fix jaw alignment issues and provide proper tooth and jaw support. Teeth that are misaligned can cause uneven wear or discomfort when chewing and biting. Crooked or crowded teeth are harder to brush and floss thoroughly and may trap more bacteria and plaque. Crooked teeth can also be more susceptible to bacteria-trapping pockets between the gums and teeth. Orthodontics can correct these issues and lower your risk of cavities and gum disease.
A Great Alternative To Braces
We understand that many patients don’t like the idea of traditional braces, which is why we offer two great alternatives. Invisalign uses a progression of clear plastic aligners to shift your teeth gently. They’re very discreet – most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them! And even better, the aligners can be removed, making it easy to eat, drink, brush, and floss like normal. The aligners will need to be worn most of the day to be effective. Every few weeks you’ll switch out your aligners for the next set in the series. Most patients reach their desired results within a year.
The second option we offer is Six Month Smiles. These are similar to traditional braces. They use fixed brackets and elastics, but they’re tooth-colored, so they’re far more discreet. As the name suggests, many patients can complete treatment in only six to nine months. Since the treatment time is shorter, there’s less risk of developing cavities than traditional methods. Six Month Smiles uses less force to shift your teeth, so they’re more comfortable than metal braces.
If you’ve been searching for “braces near me,” contact us to schedule your consultation! Our orthodontist will examine your teeth and discuss your options. At Renken Dentistry, we’re committed to helping our Sherman, IL patients look and feel their best. We provide a full range of dental services to keep your smile healthy, including cleanings, fillings, teeth whitening, crowns, and dental implants. Schedule your appointment today by calling 217-483-7177.