4000 Church Street Skokie, IL 60076

Invisalign Skokie, IL

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, affordable 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 that need orthodontic treatment who prefer a discreet and comfortable option. Visit The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry to learn more about Invisalign in Skokie, IL. Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss work with you to determine if Invisalign treatment is right for you. Visit our cosmetic dentistry for your teeth straightening needs.

The Importance of Straightening Crooked Teeth

Most people think of straight teeth as primarily a cosmetic issue. However, there are actually many important reasons to straighten your 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 modern dental practice, we use advanced dental technology to aid in dental treatments, including Invisalign. This allows us to target a wide range of simple to complex orthodontic concerns.

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. Difficulty reaching certain parts of your tooth can lead to 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:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Achieve a straighter smile

If you have crooked teeth, dentists have many options available to you for correcting the issue. Talk to your dentist about the best way to straighten your teeth. They will give you the best advice 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 huge impact on your oral health and your overall quality of life.

Invisalign Treatment for Teens & Adults

Our dentists tailor Invisalign treatment to meet the exact needs of the orthodontic patient. We will discuss your cosmetic goals and oral health to decide if Invisalign or another type of treatment is best 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 wear a mouthguard, they can 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 to achieve the straightest smile.

Invisalign FAQs

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic option that uses clear and removable trays to reshape and straighten your teeth. The treatment is an effective, safe, and comfortable way to get the teeth you want without traditional braces. Here, we will answer some of your 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. For best results, wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day to ensure your teeth move properly. Treatment may take longer if you remove them too often and your teeth won’t move as they should.

If you don’t wear your aligners for the right duration, your dentist might change your treatment plan or suggest alternative options. This can result in additional time and expenses. Also, if you leave your aligners out for a long time, your teeth may shift back to their original positions. So follow all instructions to ensure the best possible outcome and achieve the desired results.

Does Invisalign give you a lisp?

Invisalign can cause some patients to speak with a slight lisp when they first start wearing Invisalign aligners. It may affect the pronunciation of certain words. However, this is usually temporary and goes away within a few days or weeks.

The technician makes Invisalign aligners from a smooth, comfortable material that should not cause any speech problems. Please talk to your dentist if you have a lisp that won’t go away while wearing your aligners. They might be able to adjust them.

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 drinking 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 to 24 months. However, this is not always the case because treatment time depends 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 help 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.