Teeth Straightening In Glendale Heights
Is it time to reclaim your smile? We believe it is never too late to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted. And now you can do it without traditional braces. Glendale Heights Family Dental offers two straightening options to best suit your needs: Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.
WHAT INVISALIGN DOES FOR YOU
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. It uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Made with 3D computer imaging technology, Invisalign has been proven effective for people of all ages. The aligners are virtually invisible and removable so you can eat and drink what you want while undergoing treatment.
There are no metal, wires or dreaded rubber bands making Invisalign more comfortable than traditional braces. Invisalign® treatment also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
HOW DOES INVISALIGN WORK?
Invisalign works through the use of a series of removable plastic aligning trays. These trays are changed out every 2 weeks for a period of 9 to 15 months (depending on the extent of crowding or spacing of teeth), gradually straightening your teeth over time.
The average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
During your first Invisalign appointment, your dentist will evaluate your smile and create a 3D rendition of your teeth. Customized aligners created in a lab will be specifically designed to fit your individual needs – gradually straightening your smile.
WHAT SIX MONTH SMILES DOES FOR YOU
You may remember the “train track metal mouth” look from years ago. Six Month Smiles braces uses tooth-colored (white) brackets and wires. They’re barely visible! Six Month Smiles Braces are appropriate for correcting spaces, gaps, crooked, or crowded teeth. If the teeth that show in your smile aren’t straight, Six Month Smiles may be the perfect solution for you. While similar to conventional braces, Six Month Smiles focus only on the teeth showing in your smile so you can get a smile you are proud of in a reasonable amount of time. It addresses cosmetic issues of orthodontics.
HOW DOES SIX MONTH SMILES WORK?
Six Month Smiles braces are similar to conventional adult orthodontics because brackets and wires are being used and the mechanism of moving the teeth is the same.
Six Month Smiles uses low force to move teeth gently. Many people think that the accelerated braces treatment means simply “tightening” regular braces to get the teeth moving, but that is not true.
Six Month Smiles utilizes standard orthodontic mechanics, but with an emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of your teeth rather than the position of your bite. Six Month Smiles only focuses on the front teeth and does not improve your bite like traditional orthodontics.
GET STARTED ON STRAIGHTENING YOUR TEETH TODAY!