Many adults want a straighter, more attractive smile. Unfortunately, the obvious metal brackets of traditional braces don’t look great. For adults or fashion-conscious teens, Invisalign® invisible braces may be a good option. Invisalign® is best suited for people with mild to moderate orthodontic complaints. If you are looking to straighten your smile, Drs. Engelberg and Oleari can advise you on whether Invisalign® may be right for you.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Invisalign®?
Invisalign® isn’t the best choice for everybody. It can be successfully used to treat mild to moderate cases of:
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
For patients with more severe orthodontic complaints, traditional metal braces may be necessary. Drs. Engelberg and Oleari will perform a thorough exam and discuss your dental and cosmetic concerns to determine whether Invisalign® is a good choice for you.
How It Works
Traditional braces use metal brackets, cemented to the teeth and connected by a wire. Adjusting the wire pulls the teeth into a correct alignment over time. The Invisalign® method uses a series of clear aligners to gently realign the teeth over the course of several months. The custom-made aligners maximize effectiveness and minimize discomfort. Clear plastic means that the aligners are nearly invisible when worn. Your final aligner will be a retainer. Continue to wear it as needed to maintain your results.
What Are the Benefits?
Straight teeth are often healthy teeth. A poorly aligned bite may be the cause for your difficulty chewing, headaches, or TMJ pain. Improving your alignment can improve your physical health and quality of life.
Invisalign® invisible braces have several advantages over traditional braces. Traditional metal braces limit your diet and require careful cleaning. With Invisalign®, you can maintain your normal diet and oral hygiene routines. The biggest benefit – they are nearly invisible, so no one has to know.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you interested in overhauling your smile and improving your dental alignment? Contact AH Smiles online or at (847) 230-9703 today to schedule your Invisalign® consultation.