If you’d like to straighten your smile without the hassle or appearance of braces, Invisalign may be just the treatment for you! At Enamel Dentistry South Lamar, we understand that many of our Barton Hills patients avoid getting braces for both cosmetic and practical reasons. However, you can still get the smile you’ve been wanting, and in a fraction of the time of traditional braces. Even better, Invisalign uses removable clear aligners, so you won’t have to worry about a metallic smile when you’re taking selfies. How awesome is that?
Years ago, the only way to straighten your smile was with braces. Unfortunately, metal braces, although effective, come with some issues. The brackets and wires can make dental hygiene difficult, putting you at greater risk of cavities or gum disease. Braces can also be uncomfortable for the soft tissues in your mouth – and of course, there are also uncomfortable adjustment appointments! And let’s not forget, some patients just really don’t like the look of them.
Thankfully, we now have Invisalign, an innovative treatment that gently adjusts your smile in a fraction of the time of traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of custom aligners to gently align your teeth. You’ll wear each set in the series for about 2 weeks, and then swap those out for the next set in the series. Since the aligners are removable, they make brushing, flossing, and eating easy! Just pop’ em out and pop ‘em back in when you’re done. For best results and to stay on track with your treatment plan, you’ll want to make sure to wear them for most of the day – but the clear aligners are so discreet, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. Although treatment length can vary, many of our patients complete treatment within a year.
Although Invisalign is a great option for most of our Barton Hills patients, it’s not recommended for severe alignment issues. To find out if the treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment with our Invisalign dentists! They’ll take a look and let you know which options would work best for your smile goals. And if you’ve never visited us before, you’re in for a surprise; we’re not your typical dentist’s office! We offer the latest dental technology, a fun atmosphere, a fabulous comfort menu, and an abundance of positive, inclusive vibes. Schedule an appointment with us and get started on a straighter smile today!