Clear Aligners: Your New Year's Resolution

Clear Aligners: Your New Year's Resolution
Posted on 12/10/2023

If your New Year's resolution is to improve your smile by having beautifully straight, even teeth, then your family orthodontist, Dr. Mark B. Huls at Huls Orthodontics, can help you keep that resolution. With convenient locations in both Monticello and Champaign, the dedicated staff at Huls Orthodontics can help you keep your New Year's resolution while improving your health. Dr. Mark B. Huls is one of the best in the area, and we're sure you'll be happy with your new smile.

Advantages of Good Oral Health

In addition to the increased self-confidence and self-esteem you'll experience when you have a beautiful smile, your physical health will improve. The Mayo Clinic explains the impact of oral health on such conditions as cardiovascular disease, pregnancy, diabetes, and more. So, if another of your New Year's resolutions is to become healthier, you can achieve that by improving your oral health.

When your teeth are misaligned, you may experience the following:

  • Unclear or slurred speech
  • Inability to chew your food properly or adequately
  • Inability to properly clean your teeth
  • Increased digestive difficulties
  • Decreased self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Distortion of your facial structure

So, aside from the aesthetics of a beautiful smile, properly aligned teeth affect other parts of your body and health.

Length of Treatment

The length of treatment varies according to the patient, but the average is between 10 months and two years. You will need a retainer afterward. The retainer is usually worn only at night but helps maintain the new alignment of your teeth.

Are Clear Braces Right for Everyone?

Although clear aligner trays work for many people, they're best for those with mild to moderate malocclusion. Sometimes, they're used in conjunction with other types of treatments. Dr. Mark B. Huls will make that determination during your consultation, so call us for an appointment.
Typically, invisible aligners are used for older teens and adults because a young child's teeth are still forming. We offer clear aligners for teens and adults in both Champaign and Monticello, so if you or your teen needs braces, we can help.

What's the Cost of Invisible Aligners?

Every dental treatment is unique to the individual, so we'll provide you with a comprehensive estimate after your examination. We want all our patients to have good oral health, so we'll work with you on the cost so you can have the treatments you need at an affordable cost.

How do I get Clear Aligners?

If you or another family member needs an appointment with a family orthodontist in Monticello or Champaign, call our office for an appointment. You can also request an appointment online. We're open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday.