Did you have braces when you were an adolescent or teenager? You certainly weren’t alone when you did. The standards of orthodontic care and technology available during your coming-of-age may vary from generation to generation, but many recipients of traditional orthodontic treatments in recent decades were forced to deal with a cumbersome mouth of uncomfortable metal brackets and wires that pinched, irritated, and downright hurt when they got tightened. Your Wilmette dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg, will explain how we have more attractive orthodontic options in modern day.
Forgot to Wear Your Retainer?
Those beautiful, straight teeth that resulted from your two or so years of flashing a tin grin were a labor for all involved. Your parents assured you would thank them for your straight teeth one day, and perhaps you have. However, many people didn’t heed the advice of their orthodontist regarding the amount of time they needed to wear the retainer designed to keep those newly straightened teeth in place. Alas, the results of braces do not necessarily last forever. Thankfully, these days, there are new options, including nearly invisible braces such as Invisalign.
Virtually Invisible Braces
Invisalign is an amazing and revolutionary system that utilizes clear customized aligners to straighten teeth and aligns bites. The beauty of this system is not only the simplicity and comfort, but the fact that an adult that might have never had braces, or had them and found their teeth became crooked again, can get orthodontic treatment without being embarrassed in work place or during day-to-day life. Teenagers that make good candidates for Invisalign are grateful for the incognito teeth strengthening as well. No special orthodontist appointment is necessary if you find a dentist that offers Invisalign.
Invisalign in Wilmette
Dr. Engelberg is a certified Invisalign provider and would love to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. To schedule a consultation, call our 60061 dentist office at 847-259-8030. We are happy to serve patients in Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, and Northern Chicago Suburbs.