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Are you reluctant to have your orthodontic problems resolved because you want to avoid wearing conspicuous metallic brackets and wires? If so, a dentist at More Smiles of Beverly in Chicago, IL, might be able to straighten your smile and improve its appearance discreetly using Invisalign braces instead. One Invisalign consultation could be the beginning of a whole smile makeover.
Why You Want to “Get Things Straight” with Your Smile
There are both cosmetic and functional reasons why you would want to straighten out teeth that are crowded, misaligned, and crooked. These common smile imperfections are easy to notice—people often have a tendency to look at your mouth when you talk, which can be distracting and demotivating if there are cosmetic issues. Also, when there are gaps due to small or misaligned teeth, it can also cause problems with food getting stuck between the teeth.
Invisalign: The Discreet Choice
Many patients avoid necessary orthodontic treatment because they are afraid of having to wear metal braces. A discreet option is not only preferable but required if you have a very busy lifestyle. If concerns about your appearance have caused you to avoid straightening out your smile, talk to your Chicago dentist about Invisalign. The treatment requires the use of custom-made plastic clear braces that you must wear for the majority of your day. Besides being discreet, Invisalign also allows you the comfort of being able to brush, floss, and eat normally.
Word to the Wise: Wear Your Retainer
When your smile is straightened out, you’ll have to do maintenance to keep the new position of your teeth. So, after you’ve gone through the Invisalign treatment period, which can take anywhere from six to 12 months, it’s important to wear your retainer every night thereafter. Though your teeth are now in an optimal position, there’s always a chance for them to shift back. The retainer will help maintain the appearance of your new smile.
Go in for a Consultation
At your initial orthodontic consultation, your dentist will help you determine if Invisalign will be your best bet. Call (773) 980-8900 today to schedule your visit with Dr. Ademola Adekola Jr. at More Smiles of Beverly in Chicago, IL.