These days you do not have to resort to uncomfortable and embarrassing wires and brackets. Standard braces have changed over the years, but as an adult, you may not want to wear a mouth appliance for two or three years. Thankfully thanks to the Invisalign teeth straightening system, you can have straighter teeth in as little as 12 months without the need for old school braces, and best of all, the only people who will know that you are wearing Invisalign clear plastic aligners will be you and your dentist.
Invisalign is the revolutionary system that uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Glen Dental in Illinois are certified Invisalign providers who can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.
If the Glen Dental Center in Glenview deems you fit for Invisalign an impression or mold will be made so that your new custom-made Invisalign clear plastic aligners are the right fit. Once you have your new clear plastic aligners, which could be anywhere from between 11 and 30 sets, you will need to replace with a new set every two weeks. Because you replace the aligners yourself, you will only need to see your dentist every six weeks to make sure that your Invisalign treatment is on course.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is removed when you brush, floss, eat, and drink. Because Invisalign is removed, you do not have to worry about plaque being caught underneath the wires and brackets that are attached directly to your teeth. People who wear traditional metal braces are more susceptible to both tooth decay and gum disease because of plaque and tartar buildup.
Invisalign can take anywhere from between 12 and 24 months depending on your particular case. Conventional wires and brackets need to be in place for about two to three years.
If your crooked teeth have always made you self-conscious, call and schedule an appointment with Glen Dental in Glenview who can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Call or click and find out today.