Are you searching for an orthodontic treatment that does not require any metal brackets or wires?
You may want to consider Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is the process of wearing a series of removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign treatment does not rely on metal brackets or wires; instead, it uses several custom aligners to gently reposition your teeth over the course of your treatment. Invisalign can be the perfect solution for adults needing orthodontic treatment who prefer a discreet, comfortable option.
Visit The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry to learn more about Invisalign in Skokie, IL. Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss are experienced in cosmetic dentistry, and will work with you to determine if Invisalign treatment is right for you.
The Importance of Straightening Crooked Teeth
Not only can Invisalign create a more symmetrical and balanced smile, but it can also improve your dental health. Patients with crooked teeth are often more prone to periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Is Invisalign Right For Me?
Invisalign treatment can be an excellent solution for teens and adults who want to achieve a straighter smile. As a technology-based dental practice, we utilize advanced dental technology to aid in many types of dental treatment, including Invisalign treatment. This allows us to target a wide range of orthodontic concerns, from simple to complex.
Invisalign treatment can address the following orthodontic concerns:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Open bite
- Crowded teeth
- Achieve a straighter smile
The Benefits of Invisalign
- Improve confidence: By achieving a straighter smile, you can restore your ability to smile confidently again.
- Improve oral health: Crooked teeth can be harder to brush and floss. When you can’t reach certain parts of your tooth during the oral hygiene process, you are more prone to developing tooth decay and gum disease.
- Discreet treatment: Because Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, patients can complete their orthodontic treatment without compromising their appearance.
Invisalign Treatment for Teens & Adults
Like many orthodontic treatments, Invisalign treatment is tailored to meet the exact needs of the patient. During the initial consultation, you and our team will discuss your cosmetic goals, budget, and oral health to determine if Invisalign or another type of treatment is right for you. In addition to discussing your dental needs, our team will take a series of x-rays and photographs of your teeth to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign treatment.
When beginning Invisalign treatment, it is important to review your goals and expectations. Our experienced team of dentists will work with and discuss all phases of your care. First, we will take impressions of your teeth and create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. We will then create a digital 3-D image of your smile and use it to plan out each stage of your treatment.
Next, we will give you your custom Invisalign aligners and explain all aspects of your treatment. In all cases, patients should wear their aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day. Unlike metal braces, you can remove your aligners to and brush and floss your teeth. For patients who play sports who may need to wear a mouthguard, they have the ability to remove their aligners so that their mouthguard fits comfortably over their teeth.
Patients will receive new aligners every two weeks based on the specifics of their treatment plan. Each set of aligners are custom-designed to gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. Throughout your Invisalign process, we will schedule routine progression checks to ensure your meeting your goals. With personalized Invisalign treatment, our team can control each phase of your treatment and help you achieve a straighter smile.
What happens if I don’t wear my Invisalign for 22 hours a day?
We recommend that patients wear their Invisalign for 22 hours per day. This means that you should only remove aligners while eating, drinking, or cleaning.
Does Invisalign give you a lisp?
Invisalign can cause some patients to speak with a slight lisp. It may affect pronunciation of words, but most patients are able to adjust overtime.
Can I drink water with Invisalign in?
Water is the only drink that patients may consume with their aligners in. However, patients should avoid hot water because the heat can warp the shape of aligners causing them not to fit.
What is faster braces or Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment usually works faster than braces. The typical treatment time with Invisalign is 12 months, while braces average somewhere between 18-24.
Schedule A Invisalign Consultation
Do you want to get one step closer to a straighter smile? Visit The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry an Invisalign consultation. Dr. Stein and Dr. Weiss are experienced dental professionals who are committed to helping our patients achieve their best smile. Through personalized, comprehensive solutions, we can address your dental concerns and help you achieve the smile of your dreams. To schedule an appointment, call or request an appointment online.