We all want to have straight teeth, but for most of us, they don't come naturally. Braces, retainers, and other dental implements are used by many to obtain picture-perfect smiles, and while effective, there is also a discreet, attractive alternative to fixing your smile: Invisalign.
Here in LaGrange, IL, your dentist, Dr. James M. Maragos, can help you see quick results with Invisalign, a graduated set of aligners that permanently fix your smile—read on to learn more.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a dental treatment that uses clear, flexible plastic aligners to gently and gradually shift your teeth into their correct place. In graduated sizes, each set is worn for a few weeks, concentrating on a few teeth at a time, before you begin working through the next sets of aligners, one at a time, until your treatment is complete.
What can Invisalign treat?
If you have any of the following, your LaGrange dentist may recommend Invisalign:
- Overcrowded teeth
These conditions can increase your risk of tooth decay, irritated gums, difficulty eating, and jaw joint problems, but with Invisalign, you can remedy them before they become a problem.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign works like traditional orthodontics to straighten, align, or close the gaps in your teeth, but does so in a more discreet and rapid fashion. Invisalign is often more comfortable as well, since it causes less pressure on your teeth. Although left in place for 22 hours a day, your aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Due to this removability, there are also no dietary restrictions with this treatment option.
Interested? Give us a call
Even, attractive teeth can be yours with the help of a dentist at our LaGrange, IL office. Call us today at 708-352-7358.