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
Most people think of straight teeth as being primarily a cosmetic issue. However, there are actually many important reasons to straighten crooked teeth. Straight teeth are easier to clean, which means they are less likely to develop cavities or other problems. Crooked teeth can cause problems with chewing, speaking, and other dental issues. Patients with crooked teeth are often more prone to periodontal disease and tooth decay. Additionally, straight teeth can help to improve your bite and prevent jaw pain or other jaw issues.
Straightening your teeth with braces or Invisalign can help fix these issues and improve the overall health of your mouth. Not only can Invisalign create a more symmetrical and balanced smile, but it can also improve your dental health.
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.
The benefits of straightening your crooked teeth using Invisalign include the following:
- 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 can address the following orthodontic concerns:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Open bite
- Crowded teeth
- Achieve a straighter smile
If you have crooked teeth, there are many options available to you for correcting the issue. You can talk to your dentist about the best way to straighten your teeth, depending on the severity of the issue and your individual needs. In some cases, metal braces are the best option. In others, invisible aligners may be a better choice. Straightening your teeth is an important decision, but it can have a big impact on your oral health and your overall quality of life.
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 you 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 brush and floss your teeth. For patients who play sports and 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 is 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.
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic option that uses clear and removable trays in order to reshape your smile and straighten your teeth. It is an effective, safe, and comfortable way to get the smile you want without the hassle of traditional braces. In this section, we will answer some of your frequently asked questions about Invisalign and how it can help you achieve your desired results.
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 them and your mouth. If you don’t wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day, there is a higher risk that your teeth won’t move as they should, and the treatment will take longer. It’s important to follow all instructions to ensure the best possible outcome.
If you consistently don’t wear your aligners for the right amount of time, your dentist may need to adjust your treatment plan or recommend alternative options, which can result in additional time and expenses. Additionally, if you leave your aligners out for an extended period, your teeth may start to shift back towards their original positions, making it more difficult to achieve the desired results.
Does Invisalign give you a lisp?
Invisalign can cause some patients to speak with a slight lisp. It may affect the pronunciation of words. Some patients may experience a slight lisp when they first start wearing Invisalign aligners, but this is usually temporary and goes away within a few days or weeks. Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable material that should not cause any speech problems. If you have a lisp that won’t go away while wearing your aligners, please talk to your dentist.
Can I drink water with Invisalign?
Yes! Water is the only drink that patients may consume with their Invisalign aligners on. However, patients should avoid hot water because the heat can warp the shape of aligners, causing them not to fit. Remove your aligners if you are going to drink anything other than water. Also be sure to rinse your mouth after drinking heavily-colored liquids and before putting your aligners back on. This will help prevent the aligners from picking up stains.
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. However, this is not always the case. Treatment time will depend on how severe your malocclusion issues are. For example, it may take more time to straighten teeth using Invisalign for patients with more severe crooked teeth issues.
Schedule an Invisalign Consultation at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry
Do you want to get one step closer to a straighter smile? Visit The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry for an Invisalign consultation. Dr. Stein and Dr. Weiss are experienced dental professionals who are committed to helping our patients achieve their best smiles. Through personalized, comprehensive solutions, we can address your dental concerns and help you achieve the smile of your dreams. To schedule an appointment, call 847-750-3125 or request an appointment online.