What do you think of when you hear the word, “orthodontics”? If you’re like most people, you probably imagine getting a straight smile with a mouth full of silver brackets and wires. You might think about metal poking your lips and gums, or how braces make your smile unsightly.
Teeth straightening doesn’t have to be like that! At John C. Workman, DDS Dental Artistry, our name says it all. We create beautiful smiles using the innovative and comfortable Invisalign system. There’s no metal and no wires – just clear, smooth plastic.
You may find yourself in the same position that many of our Invisalign patients have – you’ve been living with crooked teeth for years because you weren’t able to get orthodontic treatment when you were a teenager.
It might have been due to finances, or maybe your teeth just didn’t seem bad enough to worry about straightening at the time.
Whatever the reason, today as an adult you wish you had straight teeth. You’re tired of hiding your smile behind your hand when you meet someone for the first time. You’re tired of showing up at family reunions and feeling self-conscious about wearing the same crooked smile you had last year.
It’s OK. Dr. Workman can help you, just like he has many other patients. He has been placing Invisalign since 2003, so he is certainly capable of getting you the straight, even smile you’ve dreamed about seeing in the mirror!
Invisalign Clearly Works
Invisalign is a totally different way to straighten teeth. Instead of using wires and brackets to pull your teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic teeth aligners that gently move your teeth into their proper positions.
You’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set. The aligners are very comfortable and most of our patients report little or no trouble getting used to them.
One of the features of Invisalign that people enjoy most is being able to remove the aligners for eating and for special occasions. You can easily pop them out as needed, then put them back in later on. You can remove them to enjoy your favorite foods, to clean them, or if you have a night out on the town planned.
Just be sure to wear them for 20-22 hours a day to keep your treatment period as short as possible. For many of our patients, that means that they will complete their treatment in a little as 12 months! You could see a gorgeous straight smile this time next year if you get started soon.
Plus, Invisalign’s aligners are very hard to see – they’re almost invisible! If you don’t point them out to people, they may not notice them at all. All they will see is your smile getting straighter and straighter by the day! You’ll align your teeth comfortably, quickly, and discreetly.
And you won’t have to worry about uncomfortable adjustments each month. Maybe you had braces as a teenager and your teeth have now shifted. If so, then you no doubt remember how your teeth would hurt after each checkup.
The orthodontist would crank down on the archwire to create more pull on your teeth, then by that night or the next day, your entire jaw would be aching from the pressure.
With Invisalign, that won’t ever happen. Just wear the aligners as recommended and in a matter of months – not two or three years of torture – you’ll have your new smile. And no one ever has to know your secret. You’ll be proud to flash your new smile boldly wherever you go.
Get the Smile You’ve Been Waiting For With Invisalign
Imagine showing up at your family reunion or annual get-together with a stunningly straight smile. You’ll walk into the room with confidence and flair, hoping that your bragging cousin comes up to you just like she always does – trying to see what she’s got on you this year.
Only this time, you’ll have the upper hand. After seeing your gorgeous grin, she may just cower back to the corner and nosh on her burger in silence.
That’s not just a dream. That can be reality with Invisalign treatment from John C.Workman DDS, Dental Artistry.
When you come in, Dr. Workman will give you a thorough examination to check your teeth and gums. He may even take some low-radiation digital X-rays for a closer look at your tooth structure and bone.
He’ll then advise you on Invisalign treatment. If for some reason you’re not a good candidate for treatment, we have several other cosmetic treatments you may be interested in, including dental veneers, teeth whitening, teeth contouring. Whatever your situation, he can work with you so you get the smile you want. You can even design your own custom smile makeover!
Call us today at 630-448-8418 to see a straight smile soon. Don’t wait!