Crooked or crowded teeth can result in more than embarrassment about your smile. They can also negatively impact your oral health by altering the stability and functionality of your bite, which can lead to problems later.
What Are Invisible Braces?
AH Smiles, the practice of Dr. Brent Engelberg and Dr. Jennifer Mullarkey in Arlington Heights, IL, is an Invisalign® provider offering treatment with clear aligners for a wide range of dental health and cosmetic concerns. Invisalign allows patients to discreetly treat issues such as crooked or misaligned teeth, overbite, underbite and crossbite without the use of traditional metal braces which can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.
This system of clear plastic appliances will gently and discreetly reposition your teeth in a little over a year, with little impact on your daily activities. Your AH Smiles dentist will use Invisalign’s proprietary software to plan your course of treatment and create the custom aligners that will gently reposition your teeth.
Patients using Invisalign can still enjoy their favorite foods while easily maintaining good oral hygiene with the Invisalign system. The aligners are designed to be comfortably worn for about 22 hours a day without irritating the gums or sensitive areas of the mouth. And when the patient wants to eat, perform oral hygiene or it’s time to change aligners based on the treatment plan, they are easily removed.
Am I Too Old For Invisalign?
Although our teeth have all grown in and settled firmly into place by our 20’s, this does not mean that adults are “too old” for treatment with Invisalign. Many adults receive orthodontic treatment with Invisalign or even traditional braces with positive results. Invisalign offers patients options to treat underbite, overbite, and tooth spacing concerns as well as straightening teeth. It is also often used as a method of repositioning teeth that have shifted after prior orthodontic treatment.
Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?
Straightening crooked or misaligned teeth is important for more than just appearances’ sake. Crooked teeth are more prone to damage and tooth decay and make your mouth more vulnerable to gum disease. Serious overbite and underbite issues can also lead to uneven wear on your teeth. Straightening your teeth will avoid this and also make them easier to properly brush and floss, possibly allowing them to last the rest of your life.
Invisalign For Adults in Arlington Heights, IL
You deserve to have a healthy, confident smile! If you’re ready for the attractive, straight teeth you’ve always wanted, call (847) 230-9703 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Engelberg or Dr. Mullarkey, or contact us online to create your unique treatment plan and discuss payment options. We work with a variety of patients and budgets, so don’t hesitate to contact our Arlington Heights, IL office today.