How to Straighten Teeth in Orland Park, IL
If the thought of smiling for a photo during family gatherings, birthdays out with friends, or in a celebration photo makes you nervous, you’re not alone. Nearly three-quarters of all Americans don’t like their smiles. One of the largest reasons people don’t like their smiles is because of crowded or poorly spaced teeth, crooked teeth, or problems with their bites.
Luckily, there are all kinds of cosmetic and orthodontic options available to help you when you don’t like your smile. We pride ourselves at Orland Dental Care by providing the best up-to-date technology to help straighten your teeth to get you the smile you deserve.
For adults and teenagers who have poorly spaced teeth, crooked teeth, or mild bite issues, clear aligners may be a perfect choice. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, help move your teeth and space them more appropriately over time. Because they are clear, they are far less noticeable than braces. Also, unlike braces, clear aligners can be removed to eat and drink, as well as clean your teeth. Many patients love Invisalign, because it is a less expensive treatment option than braces, and treatment times are generally shorter than with braces. We map out your treatment plan, and you begin wearing aligners. You will come in and visit us every few weeks for us to check your progress and give you a new set of aligners. Invisalign is a great way to give you the smile you want.
While clear aligners are great, there are some problems they just can’t fix. If you have a severe bite issue, such as an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, clear aligners may not fix the problem. They also can’t fix severe crowding issues. Braces have also come a long way since they were first used hundreds of years ago. Today’s braces are much lighter and less noticeable. They are the best way to fix serious spacing, crowding, and bite issues. You may even have the option for clear braces or braces that fit behind your teeth, which makes them even less noticeable. If you want to fix your smile, braces may be the best way for that to happen.
Sometimes, your teeth just need a little help. You may need to wear a retainer at night to correct small spacing issues with your teeth or to correct small overcrowding issues. Retainers can also be used at night to help keep all of that great dental work you’ve completed in its proper place in your mouth. Retainers are removable when you need to eat, drink, or clean your teeth. Through the use of retainers, you’ll be able to keep that beautiful smile for years to come.
If you need help with your smile, you have lots of options. Why not give us a call at 872-266-2207 and come in and see us about your smile? We can take a look at your teeth and our team at Orland Dental Care can suggest a treatment plan that will give you the smile you are looking for.