Are crooked teeth ruining your beautiful smile? Do you hate the idea of wearing metal braces? If so, Invisalign may be just what you’re looking for. Dr. Dean Dietrich is proud to offer this beautiful, convenient orthodontic solution for patients of Pleasant Dental in Dolton, IL.

What they are

You are probably familiar with classic braces. They utilize metal brackets bonded to the teeth. Wires running between the brackets are tweaked to push and pull on individual teeth. They work very well. Unfortunately, they also look like tiny train tracks in your mouth. Shouldn’t there be a way to straighten your teeth without ruining your smile for a couple of years? Invisalign was designed to answer that very question.

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Invisalign works with very thin, transparent aligners that slip over your teeth, similar to an orthodontic retainer. You don’t need brackets, because the aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth, applying gentle pressure where needed. There is no wire. When it comes time to “adjust your braces” you just discard your current aligner, and start wearing the next tray in the numbered series. Although metal braces are better for making major changes or correcting bite alignment, Invisalign yields excellent results for patients requiring minor tooth movement.

Wearing Invisalign

What is the Invisalign experience like? The most important thing for many people is the appearance. Your aligners are virtually invisible. It is unlikely that others will even notice, unless they are standing near and looking very closely. You won’t have to worry about your braces showing in surprise snapshots, or ruining your first impressions.

Beyond aesthetics, our patients love Invisalign for the comfort and convenience. Metal braces are known for being bulky, and a broken wire can be a painful experience. Invisalign aligners are thin and smooth, making them much kinder to the soft tissues in your mouth. Oral hygiene is also simplified, because there are no brackets in the way. You can remove your aligners during meals. When you finish eating, just brush and floss your teeth, and clean the aligner in lukewarm water.

You can have straight teeth without enduring the discomfort and embarrassment of metal! Call Pleasant Dental at (708) 576-1900 and schedule an Invisalign consultation today.

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