Oak Park, IL (PRWEB) August 15, 2013
Dr. Nathaniel Lim of Oak Park Dental Associates in Oak Park, IL, recently introduced a procedure to provide patients a comfortable, more convenient alternative for achieving a beautiful smile. The procedure, called Invisalign, gradually aligns uneven teeth using clear plastic aligners as opposed to bulky metal brackets and wires. Patients can now have the smile makeovers they desire with less hassle and irritation.
Traditional metal braces come with many complications. Certain foods can damage the bond between the bracket and tooth. As traditional braces can be difficult to clean and flossing is often time consuming, additional decay is common during treatment time. With Invisalign, patients are able to remove the aligners, making it easier to eat, brush and floss.
“We have seen many patients who would benefit significantly from orthodontic treatment but who do not like the idea of uncomfortable metal braces,” said Dr. Nathaniel Lim, Invisalign dentist in Oak Park, IL. “Invisalign virtually eliminates the inconvenience while allowing our patients to see positive changes in their appearance and confidence levels, even before treatment is completed.”
Invisalign treatment corrects teeth by moving them gradually, with patients receiving a new set of aligners every two weeks. Office visits are only required approximately every six weeks. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day and are easily removable for eating and for special occasions. There are no food restrictions with Invisalign as there are with traditional metal braces.
Invisalign is an excellent option for patients in need of orthodontic care, but it is mainly designed for those with only mild to moderate alignment issues. Patients should contact the staff at Dr. Lim’s office to set up a time to visit and find out if invisible braces are their best option.
An Oak Park, IL dental implants and general dentist, Dr. Lim offers a wide range of dental services such as fillings, whitening, crowns, bridges and bonding. Dr. Nathaniel Lim is committed to offering a variety of advanced techniques and provides restorative dentistry for patients whose teeth are severely decayed, damaged or otherwise compromised. He also treats TMJ, a disorder which often causes jaw and face pain as a result of clenching or grinding teeth.
Dr. Nathaniel Lim graduated in 2000 from Northwestern University Dental School, after which he continued his dental education with The Dawson Center. He also completed further dental training at the Spear Institute, which emphasizes not only cosmetic treatments, but restoration of full function as well.
For more information about Dr. Nathaniel Lim and his associates or other services offered at Oak Park Dental Associates, please visit http://www.oakparkdentalassociates.com and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni3ArUSzNUI .