If you’ve been considering visiting an orthodontist to help straighten your smile but have felt reluctant because you don’t like the idea of wearing braces, you’ll be happy to learn that you now have more comfortable and discreet options! We offer two very effective alternative orthodontic options for our Winchester, IL patients: Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. Both of these are incredibly discreet and can straighten your smile faster than traditional braces. If you’ve been searching for an “orthodontist near me,” give us a call today to schedule your consultation! We’d be happy to discuss which orthodontic option is right for you!
Even if your teeth are only slightly crooked, you may benefit from visiting an orthodontist. Crooked or misaligned teeth can trap food particles and make it difficult to floss and brush properly. While traditional metal braces were the standard treatment in the past, modern orthodontics has come a long way with more comfortable and aesthetically appealing options. Additionally, with Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, it’s far easier to keep up with your dental hygiene. Traditional metal braces can cause staining and hidden tooth decay, but this isn’t a concern with either Invisalign and Six Month Smiles!
Invisalign offers the perfect combination of comfortable and discreet. The clear aligner trays are barely visible, so people may not even notice that you’re wearing them. They must be worn between 20-22 hours a day to be truly effective, but they’re removable, so you can easily eat, drink, brush and floss. Invisalign works by gradually shifting your teeth into position with a series of aligners that are changed out every few weeks. Most patients finish treatment within a year – about half the time of metal braces.
Six Month Smiles, our other orthodontic option, is similar to traditional braces in that it uses brackets and elastics that remain in place on the teeth during treatment. The brackets and elastics are clear, making them barely visible. Traditional braces were often used to correct bite issues, but most adult patients don’t need to correct their bite. Six Month Smiles works by instead focusing on straightening the teeth and can do it significantly faster than traditional braces. Most patients complete treatment in as little as 6 to 9 months!
Wondering which option would be right for you? Our orthodontist will evaluate your teeth and discuss the options to help you achieve the results you’re looking for. In addition to orthodontics, we offer every service Winchester, IL patients need to have a healthy, beautiful smile, from general dentistry to cosmetic procedures such as ceramic veneers, crowns, teeth whitening, and more. Give us a call at 217-483-7177 to schedule your appointment today!