Straight teeth and a properly aligned bite aren’t just better for your appearance, they’re better for your oral health, too. So-Well Dental Associates in River North of Chicago offers Invisalign® to their patients who want to improve their smile without the hassle of traditional metal braces. Schedule a consultation by phone or online, and get started on the journey toward a better smile today.
Invisalign treats many of the same orthodontic concerns as braces, like:
Many people also elect to use Invisalign for getting generally straighter teeth or improving the aesthetic appearance of their smile.
First, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth that’s used to make a virtual model of your smile. Your dentist manipulates that virtual model to map out what your smile will look like in its target alignment and all of the necessary “steps” that your teeth and jaw need to take to get there.
Those “steps” are then turned into a series of clear, plastic aligners that fit snugly around your teeth and gradually push them towards their target alignment. You wear your aligners all day, every day, only taking them out to brush, floss, or eat.
Every two weeks, you move on to the next set of aligners in your series until you’ve reached your target alignment. Invisalign works incredibly fast, with some patients reaching their target alignment in as little as nine months!
Invisalign used to only be suitable for adults whose permanent teeth had already erupted, but now with Invisalign Teen®, nearly everybody is a candidate for Invisalign!
Invisalign Teen uses revolutionary “eruption tabs” that hold open an empty space in your smile above any part of your gum where you’re still waiting for a permanent tooth to erupt. By holding open that space, the eruption tabs allow you to use Invisalign while your permanent teeth are still coming in!
As an alternative to metal braces, Invisalign offers a number of advantages, including:
Your aligners are virtually invisible when you wear them, unlike the mouthful of metal you get with braces.
Your aligners are made of smooth plastic and won’t tear up the insides of your cheeks like braces do.
Your aligners are removable, unlike braces, so you won’t have to change your diet or learn any special techniques to keep your teeth clean during treatment.
Start working towards your dream smile today by scheduling an Invisalign consultation with So-Well Dental Associates.
You can book your visit by phone or online.