Invisalign is a modern method to straighten your teeth without metal/custom braces. It is made of plastic material and acts as a removable tray customized to fit the mold of a patient's mouth. Since it is transparent in nature most people do not notice when someone is wearing an Invisalign.

Invisalign treatment is effective because of its technology that shifts the teeth into proper position without the use of metal or wires. Our orthodontist Dr. Patel in Hoffman Estates, IL recommends changing the aligners every two weeks. Exchanging your aligners for a new set helps you in slowly straightening your teeth to their correct positions.

How To Get Started?

On your visit to an orthodontist, your mouth will be thoroughly examined to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign. Our Orthodontist, Dr. Patel will work with you to customize your Invisalign program. Invisalign provides a 3D Imaging technology that lets a patients preview how their own smile will adjust to Invisalign over the course of the treatment. Once you have decided to go forward with Invisalign our orthodontist will take a mold of your teeth and make Invisalign aligners which will be professionally fabricated for each stage of your treatment.

Day To Day Use of Invisalign:

The best part of Invisalign is that nobody will come to know that you are wearing an Invisalign for straightening your teeth. Invisalign should be worn 22 hours a day including while you are sleeping. You can take off your Invisalign at the time of eating and cleaning your teeth. Invisalign treatment can be completed in less than 20 weeks for many patients. A visit to our Caring Smiles Dental in Hoffman Estates, IL should be planned every 4-6 weeks to review your progress and allow for modification if needed. There is no special oral hygiene required while you are with Invisalign, regular brushing and flossing are sufficient to keep your mouth healthy.

Invisalign offers several advantages over Traditional Braces.

Advantages of Invisalign:

  1. It is Virtually Invisible.
  2. It is Smooth and Comfortable.
  3. It is removable and easy for cleaning.

Disadvantages of Invisalign:

  1. It's Expensive.
  2. Invisalign treatment takes more time than braces treatment.
  3. A patient must wear Invisalign for 22 hours a day. If the patient constantly removes the Invisalign and forgets to place them back then the treatment might get affected and will be delayed.
  4. It is not suitable for complex dental cases such as when the teeth are misaligned in a high proportion.

Types of Invisalign:

There are four types of Invisalign:

  1. Invisalign Full: It is used for complex cases and may require several aligners throughout the completion of treatment making it the best choice for patients with highly misaligned problems. Thus, most of the orthodontists recommend this treatment because it can treat most of the complex cases.
  2. Invisalign Lite: It is recommended for mild to moderate cases with clear aligners combined with crowns.
  3. Invisalign i7: It is the newest aligner development that shortens the time of treatment with minimal orthodontic needs. It is costly and provides limited benefits.
  4. Invisalign Express: It provides 10 aligner trays which are usually not enough to treat a case.
  5. Invisalign Teen: It is a great option for young adults and teens because of the constant shifting of their teeth as they grow and develop. This Invisalign teen treatment includes six complimentary replacement for dental aligners and tooth eruption tabs.

As every patient is different and requires different treatment likewise a different type of Invisalign is also required which best suits them. It will be best to discuss with our orthodontist Dr. Patel who will walk with you through each option and explain how they can help you with your particular need.

Is Invisalign Right For You?

If you are finding a way to correct misaligned teeth without the inconvenience or obstacle of traditional braces, Invisalign is the right choice for you. If you want to change the way you smile contact Caring Smiles Dental clinic in Hoffman Estates, IL Today. Schedule an appointment by calling us at (847) 776-4537.

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