The prospect of metal braces was concerning enough in high school when you worried about what your classmates might think. But the stakes are even higher as an adult. With all eyes on you in a sales presentation, you want people focused on your facts and figures, not your braces.
You have an orthodontics option other than braces in our Glen Ellyn, IL dentist office. You can get Invisalign, which uses a series of clear plastic aligners instead of metal wires and brackets to straighten your teeth. Because you can remove the aligners, you can continue to eat whatever you want.
- You’ll appreciate how your aligners are practically invisible
- You’ll be more comfortable without wires
- Your treatment time will likely be shorter
- You’ll find it easy to keep both your aligners and your teeth clean
Unlike many dentists, Dr. John C. Workman has more than 14 years of experience straightening smiles with Invisalign! If you’re ready to straighten your smile after years of feeling self-conscious about it, call John C. Workman, DDS Dental Artistry at 630-448-8418.
Our Treatment Couldn’t Be Easier
While many dentists offer Invisalign, some of them haven’t been using it that long. Invisalign has been in wide usage for about 18 years, and Dr. Workman has been straightening smiles with it since 2003. Experience counts, because your Invisalign treatment starts when he maps out your treatment plan. A special lab uses his specifications to digitally create a series of custom aligners for you.Dr. Workman on Invisalign Read Transcript
One of the technologies that has really become an important part of our practice is actually using Invisalign, where you’re using clear trays instead of brackets and wires to move people’s teeth. Patients love it. They can take it in and out to brush their teeth and to eat, to floss, whereas with brackets and braces, they don’t—they can’t.
We’ve been able to get some really, really wonderful results for our patients, which makes it a very comfortable way of moving teeth where the patient wants them to be. Sometimes I can help them with restorative care because now we can put the teeth in the right position without trying to restore the teeth in the position. In the end, it makes it healthier and much more aesthetic for our patients when we do it that way—when we can use Invisalign. We use it a lot.
That’s a technology of taking impressions; you’re having a virtual representation of the teeth, we can treatment plan from that virtual representation, and order the trays based on our input as the doctor and make it so that it’s really comfortable for the patient to experience orthodontics through the years.
You simply wear each aligner for about two weeks before switching to the next one in the series. You’ll visit Dr. Workman every four to six weeks for a brief checkup to make sure your treatment is progressing as planned. No uncomfortable adjustments, as with braces! For adults, the average Invisalign treatment time is about 12 months, which is months shorter than the typical treatment time with braces.
To schedule an Invisalign consultation or for more information on any cosmetic dentistry service we offer, call 630-448-8418. Our Glen Ellyn, IL dentist office is located a short drive from the Roosevelt Glen Corporate Center.