You likely see plenty of kids of elementary to junior high age with a smile of metal braces with brightly colored bands; it can be a rite of passage for this age group. But what if you are a teenager or adult who wants to correct an alignment or spacing problem with your smile? Rather than wanting to show braces off, you likely want to make them as discreet as possible.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treats crowded, crooked, or misaligned teeth, just like traditional braces. However, the treatment process of Invisalign works quite differently.
While traditional braces are made of metal that remains adhered to the teeth for a predetermined amount of time, Invisalign aligners are made of a clear plastic. Patients will wear each set of aligners for around two weeks, and can remove them when eating, drinking and brushing teeth. As time goes on, each new aligner will move your teeth closer and closer to the desired position. The average process takes about twelve months total, but it will vary based on the individual.
As if being a teenager wasn’t stressful enough, adding a set of metal braces can make your son or daughter uncomfortable and self conscious about their smile. Invisalign Teen will allow your child to smile with confidence while their teeth become straighter. The comfort and convenience of the clear aligners will not interfere with their favorite activities.
Since Invisalign aligners are removable, patients can eat whatever they want without worrying about candy or popcorn kernels getting stuck in metal brackets and having to painfully brush to remove debris. You can clean the aligners themselves as well!
Learn More Today
Ready to improve your smile with one of the most popular methods used today? Turn to Invisalign! No longer do you have to resort to clunky, uncomfortable metal braces that you are embarrassed to show. The ease and invisibility of Invisalign aligners will make you feel much better while straightening and correcting your bite.
Oakbrook Orthodontics offers Invisalign services to our Westchester patients. Request a consultation online or call us today at 630-705-7900.