Straightening the smile is a goal for many patients who have lived with imperfection for years. Perhaps their family couldn’t afford braces when they were a child, or other medical conditions took precedence. Whatever the reason, we see many patients at our practice who are interested in straightening their smile—but without braces. This is why the team at Kellerman Dental in Glen Carbon, Illinois is proud to offer an alternative procedure known as Invisalign orthodontics.
Many patients avoid talking to their dentist about the imperfections in their smile they want to address for fear of being told they need highly noticeable metal brackets and wire braces. Adults often want a solution to their misaligned smile that doesn’t make them feel embarrassed or uncomfortable during the process. This is why the team at Kellerman Dental encourages patients to learn more about Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays instead of brackets and wires to reposition the teeth into better alignment. This is done with discreet aligners worn day and night for efficient results.
The best candidates for Invisalign are teenagers or adults with mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth and bite. This particular treatment requires patients also to be compliant in wearing their trays as directed. The trays need to be worn at least 22 hours a day to provide alignment in the quoted time. Any non-compliance can delay the process or result in additional trays being created, which takes time and money. A consultation visit and initial evaluation are often required with Drs. Kevin Kellerman or Caroline Connolly to determine if a patient is a good candidate.
There are several reasons why patients choose to move forward with Invisalign orthodontics instead of traditional braces. Below are just a few of the benefits that help patients make the “clear choice” for Invisalign:
If you want to know how effective Invisalign can be and to learn more about the process of obtaining a beautiful smile, it might be time to talk to a professional about your needs. Drs. Kevin Kellerman and Caroline Connolly are here to assist patients in and around the community of Glen Carbon, IL. The office is located at 16 Junction Drive West, Suite #101, and accepts new patients who call the practice at (618) 228-3100 for a free consultation. Kellerman Dental proudly serves patients in the surrounding communities of Maryville, Edwardsville, Troy, Collinsville, and Granite City.
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.