Glen Ellyn, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/22/2015 -- The last thing a person with a career and professional obligations looking to get their teeth straightened wants to think about is wearing metal braces for the next couple of years. Dr. John Workman of Dental Artistry in Glen Ellyn, IL offers Invisalign for straightening teeth, a treatment plan with invisible aligner trays that are changed every two weeks.
The results of metal braces and Invisalign may appear identical - a straight beautiful smile, but in comparison, the advantages of Invisalign are obvious. The aligners are removable for special occasions; take the aligners out and put them back in when it's convenient. With metal braces, brushing and flossing properly can take up to 30 minutes.
Dr. Workman comments, "Invisalign consists of smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal which is more likely to irritate your cheeks and gums. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing, to eating whatever you like." Traditional braces can cause pain, mouth sores or injuries from the brace wires, tooth decay because of improper cleaning, plaque buildup or difficulty eating. Eating favorite foods are sacrificed – popcorn, bagels, pizza crust, nuts and some candies, plus apples, carrots, corn on the cob and more are off the list.
Invisalign treats a wide variety of dental problems, such as crowded teeth, spaces between teeth, crossbite, overbite and even underbite. They straighten the teeth essentially invisibly; nobody will know they're being worn. Invisalign frees up busy schedules because office visits are required only every six weeks. Treatment typically takes about a year for adults.
The Invisalign treatment begins after a consult with Dr. Workman to make sure Invisalign is personally the right choice. It is an important medical and financial decision, so choosing the right treatment is necessary. "During this consultation your case will be discussed in detail and we will determine if Invisalign is right for you and approximately how long the treatment will take," states Dr. Workman.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Workman has served as a visiting faculty member at the world-renowned Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education (http://www.Pankeydentist.org) for over five years. He taught other dentists how to treat TMJ and bite problems making it possible for teeth and dental restorations to last a lifetime.
To make an appointment for a consultation or a dental appointment call 630-469-3558.