Elk Grove Smile Center

Are You Considering Orthodontics as an Adult?

July 26, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Vishal Advani
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While braces are often seen as a rite of passage for teenagers in the U.S., many adults miss out on the opportunity to straighten their teeth in their younger years.

Whether your parents couldn’t afford orthodontics, they didn’t choose to treat the misalignment, or you had orthodontics and your teeth have relapsed over the years, there are many reasons to consider adult orthodontics at our Elk Grove Village dental office.

But who wants to spend a year or more in unattractive metal braces? As an adult, you have a professional and mature image to protect, and metal braces can knock you right back into the awkwardness of adolescence.

Fortunately, we have other options!


Invisalign is the ultimate in subtle adult orthodontics! The translucent aligners are virtually invisible when they are in place, yet the system is highly effective at correcting a number of common alignment problems.

Dr. Advani will create your treatment plan and the Invisalign lab will craft your customized aligners. You’ll simply change aligners as directed by Dr. Advani and nobody will ever even know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment!

Additionally, Invisalign has a number of advantages over bracket-and-wire braces. Because you remove the aligners to eat, you don’t have to deal with the dietary restrictions that occur with braces. You also remove the aligners to brush and floss, so you can skip out on the hassles of trying to weave floss through wires!

Six Month Smiles

If your alignment affects the front teeth only, Six Month Smiles might be a great choice for you. This process works quickly, with treatment times averaging (as you might have guessed by the name) about six months.

Six Month Smiles does use a bracket and wire system, but both brackets and wires are tooth-colored, making the system more subtle than traditional orthodontics. Plus, it works so quickly, you can really minimize the time you spend in treatment.

Orthodontics in Elk Grove Village IL

If you are considering adult orthodontics, call Elk Grove Smile Center today to schedule an evaluation and consultation with Dr. Advani to learn more about your options and see if you are a candidate!