Can you straighten your smile without metal braces? Over 3 million people so far have achieved their smile goals with discreet Invisalign aligners, an innovative orthodontic system offered by your dentist, Dr. Mark Hesker, in Creve Coeur, MD. Custom-crafted Invisalign aligners are thin, smooth, and transparent, giving you a healthy, well-aligned smile and a profound sense of confidence.
The better question may be, "Why not Invisalign?" For the 20 percent of orthodontic patients who are teens and adults (according to the American Association of Orthodontists), Invisalign can be the quickest, most comfortable and truly effective way to correct common problems such as:
- Protruding front teeth
- Orthodontic recession (teeth that shift after braces are removed)
- Tooth tipping
- Tooth rotation
- Congenital absence of teeth
Treatment with Invisalign
After an oral examination and impressions with the sophisticated iTero Scanner, Dr. Hesker can give you a detailed treatment plan and send pertinent information to the Invisalign lab. There, specially trained technicians create 18 to 30 pairs of aligners which snugly fit over your top and bottom teeth. The appliances move teeth into better positions step by step over an average treatment time of one year.
During treatment, you'll visit Dr. Hesker every six weeks so he can track your progress and give you the next sets of aligners in your care plan. You'll wear each pair for about two weeks for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them to brush, floss and eat.
You can also take them out for an important event such as a job interview or wedding. However, the aligners are so crystal clear no one would notice if you did wear them.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are several, including:
- No irritation of lips, tongue, or gums
- Ease of care—just brush with toothpaste and warm water
- No unusual dietary rules (eat whatever foods you like)
- Improved self-confidence and a smile which is less prone to decay, excessive and premature wear and gum disease
Interested? Call Dr. Hesker's Creve Coeur Office Today!
Dr. Hesker is an expert in Invisalign and can help you reach your smile goals! For a personal Invisalign consultation, please call Dr. Mark Hesker and his Creve Coeur team at (314) 569-3337.