A straight smile is not only beautiful–it functions at its best. Bite alignment can impact a variety of dental situations, making it essential to keep the teeth in line. If you have misalignment of the teeth, including issues such as gapped or crooked teeth, our team at Kellerman Dental serving the Granite City, Illinois, community may recommend an alternative to traditional orthodontics: Invisalign. 

With Invisalign, you can achieve a straighter smile without metal bracket-and-wire braces and instead with clear aligner trays that are difficult to discern from the natural smile. Drs. Kevin Kellerman, Caroline Connolly, Jessica Wen, and Jesse Snyder are here to help you determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign and if it is the best solution for your unique dental needs.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a reliable way of repositioning the teeth within the dental arch. It is used to address mild to moderate malocclusion while also fixing imperfections such as turned, crooked, or gapped teeth. The process uses clear aligner trays custom-designed for patients in the Granite City, Illinois, area to achieve their final results under the care and attention of our team at Kellerman Dental.

How does Invisalign orthodontic treatment work?

With Invisalign, patients can achieve a straighter smile that looks beautiful and functions at its best. By realigning the teeth and bite, patients can feel confident when they share their smile with others–and enjoy the benefits of a straighter dental arch. To achieve these changes, patients must comply with their treatment as directed by their Kellerman Dental dentists in the Granite City, Illinois, area. 

Patients start with a consultation visit to determine if they are a good candidate for treatment. This evaluation may include X-rays and a review of one’s dental and medical history. Once a patient decides to proceed with treatment, digital impressions are made of the teeth and sent to the Invisalign laboratory to fabricate a series of trays. These trays must be worn two weeks at a time for at least 20 hours a day to achieve the results in the desired timeframe. Patients change their trays as directed to progress through the series to obtain the final results.

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Who is a good candidate for Invisalign Orthodontics?

Men and women with mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth may benefit from Invisalign if dedicated to proper compliance. Treatment does require patients to follow directions and wear the trays as needed to get the results planned. Patients who cannot comply with treatment are not considered proper candidates for Invisalign, as this can delay treatment results or require additional costs for new trays to be made if patients stray from the treatment plan.

How do I find the nearest dentist’s office in my community offering Invisalign?

At Kellerman Dental, our team provides treatment to patients in and around Glen Carbon, Illinois, including Granite City.

Drs. Kevin Kellerman, Caroline Connolly, Jessica Wen, and Jesse Snyder are here to help. Call (618) 228-3100 to schedule a visit to the office at 16 Junction Drive West, Suite #101.