If you’ve heard about clear braces, you might be wondering how they match up against traditional braces. Well, Invisalign, the clear braces system that revolutionized orthodontic treatment, has several significant advantages. Here at Kellerman Dental, we’re pleased to offer it to you.
Traditional braces used to be big, thick, unattractive monstrosities that consisted of crisscrossing wires and heavy brackets. They’ve come a long way. Now, they are more lightweight, less complicated, and visually appealing. That’s good news. However, the better news is that clear braces provide benefits that traditional braces simply cannot. Invisalign are braces but are more accurately described as aligners. Those aligners contain no wires and no brackets. Made of clear plastic, they are low maintenance. Since adjustments are not required, you only need to come in every six weeks to check your progress.
Of course, the most coveted feature of clear braces is that they are undetectable when you wear them. You will not have to feel self-conscious about them. You can eliminate any soreness or irritation of your gums and your mouth’s inner part possibly experienced with traditional braces because of their plastic construction. You will experience outstanding comfort. And Invisalign is also removable. It would be best if you only took out your aligner to eat, brush, and floss. Otherwise, you keep it on 24/7. It’s always working to move your teeth into a better position. You’ll wear an aligner for about two weeks and then discard it, moving on to the next in the series. The average is about 18 to 30 but will vary based on your unique circumstances.
If you like what you’ve read so far about clear braces, why not book an appointment with our office in Glen Carbon, IL, for a consultation right now?
Dr. Kevin Kellerman is an alumnus of Pinckneyville Community High School, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, and SIUE School of Dental Medicine from where he obtained his doctorate.
A full-time dental practitioner, he also lectures on various topics. He is affiliated with many professional bodies including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, and the Glen Carbon/Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Kellerman and team are known for higher levels of service and patient care and for utilizing advanced technologies in treatments. He also participates in community projects and believes in giving back to the community that he serves.