If you have been avoiding teeth straightening because of the fear of the hassle and appearance of traditional braces, at Kellerman Dental, we have an answer: Invisalign aligners. This orthodontic treatment uses virtually invisible clear aligners to straighten your smile efficiently and comfortably.
Straightening your teeth has never been this easy with Invisalign, also known as clear or adult braces. Instead of using conspicuous and bulky metal braces, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to move your teeth gently into the proper position.
If you are interested in Invisalign, the process starts with a consultation with our dental team. After evaluating your oral health and recommending Invisalign, the next step is to take digital impressions of your mouth using an intraoral camera. Then, we use computer-aided software to simulate your treatment and create your aligners.
You begin treatment by wearing a set of clear aligners for one to two weeks each. After the initial phase, you move to another set of aligners and put them on for another one to two weeks. This process continues until your teeth become perfectly aligned.
Invisalign effectively treats many orthodontic challenges, just like traditional braces. Ultimately, Invisalign has shown success in correcting crowded teeth, gapped teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites.
If Invisalign is used as directed, it can correct orthodontic issues 50% faster than traditional braces. But to achieve this milestone, you must wear your clear braces at least 22 hours a day — only removing them when eating or cleaning them.
The discrete nature of clear braces is what makes most Invisalign patients smile from ear to ear. You can align your smile without announcing it to the whole world. The other benefits of Invisalign include:
A straight smile is a beautiful smile. Luckily, you can have a perfect set of pearly whites at Glen Carbon, Illinois, without traditional braces. Invisalign is a great choice to straighten your smile with comfort and discreteness. Ready to get started with Invisalign? Please dial (618) 228-3100 to book a consultation with Drs. Kevin Kellerman and Caroline Connolly.
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.