Dentistry has changed and improved over the years: tooth-colored fillings have replaced amalgam ones, fluoride has been placed in most community water systems, and clear aligners can straighten teeth. Invisalign® allows for a more discreet, comfortable straightening treatment than traditional metal braces do. Dr. Matthew Jelinek provides Invisalign so you can have a beautiful smile both after and during treatment.
The Invisalign system uses clear, removable aligners to shift and straighten teeth. These aligners are made of BPA-free plastic and are changed every two weeks. Because these aligners are clear, they are virtually invisible. Wearing them also allows you to clean your teeth easily and eat your favorite foods because they are removable. Metal braces, in contrast, are uncomfortable, harder to clean, limit the foods you can eat, and are very visible.
Invisalign can fix many of the same problems that traditional braces do: underbites, overbites, open bites, cross bites, and teeth that are crowded, crooked, or gapped. When these problems are repaired, then your smile will not only be more beautiful, but healthier as well. The average treatment only lasts 12 months with visits to the dentist every six weeks. Call the practice of Matthew Jelinek today if you want to see if you can benefit from Invisalign straightening.