Crooked or overlapping teeth can be not only embarrassing when you talk, eat and smile, they can also affect your oral health by changing the stability and function of your bite. An uneven bite, also known as malocclusion, can lead to other serious dental problems later on.
What Are Invisible Braces?
AH Smiles is an Arlington Heights, IL Invisalign® provider offering treatment with clear plastic aligners for a wide range of dental health and cosmetic concerns. Invisalign offers a discreet way to achieve a straighter, healthier, new smile for both adults and teens. Your custom-made system of aligners will gently and discreetly reposition your teeth in a little over a year, with little effect on your daily activities.
Patients using Invisalign can still enjoy their favorite foods while also maintaining good oral hygiene. The aligners are designed to be worn for about 22 hours a day without irritating the gums or sensitive areas of the mouth. And when it’s time to clean your teeth or change out your aligner for another in the system based on your treatment, they come out quickly and easily.
Is it Too Late For Invisalign as an Adult?
Even though the teeth are set in place by adulthood, that does not mean you are too old or it’s too late to consider orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth. Many adults get traditional metal braces or use the Invisalign system with positive results. Invisalign can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues, and it can also be used to address minor tooth movement after previous orthodontic treatment. Invisalign also offers patients easier and more comfortable methods to treat underbite, overbite, and tooth spacing concerns.
Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?
Straightening crooked or overlapping teeth is more than a cosmetic need. Crooked teeth are more susceptible to damage and decay and may cause more problems in the future. Serious overbite and underbite issues can also impact dental health by changing the stability of your bite, leading to headaches, TMJ disorders and uneven wear of your teeth. Finally, teeth that are straighter are easier to brush and floss properly, reducing your chances of decay and plaque buildup.
Invisalign For Adults in the Greater Chicago Area
You deserve to feel confident when you show off your smile! If you’re ready to treat your smile, schedule a one-on-one consultation to create your unique treatment plan and discuss budget options with an AH Smiles dentist. Arlington Heights dentist Dr. Brent Engelberg is a certified Chicago area Invisalign® provides, often recommending this type of orthodontic treatment for teen and adult patients. We work with a variety of patients and budgets, so don’t hesitate to contact our office today. You can reach our offices by phone at (847) 230-9703 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.