Tooth Alignment and Invisalign® in Lakeview and North Shore
When it comes to straightening your teeth, both children and adults have several options. While traditional braces have been a popular solution for a long time, some people would prefer to achieve straight teeth without their clunky metal appearance. Invisalign® is a newer type of orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without the use of metal braces.
Straight teeth provide you with far more benefits than just an attractive, confident smile. According to the American Dental Association, straight teeth can lead to better overall dental health, and Invisalign® is one of the ways you can achieve straight teeth.
Here at Smile On Dental Salon & Sleep Apnea Center, our dentists specialize in Invisalign® treatment.
What is Invisalign®?
One simple way to think of Invisalign® is as clear braces. The Invisalign® clear braces are made from BPA-free plastic, and they are far more comfortable than traditional metal braces. Each set of Invisalign® braces are custom-made to fit your teeth, and they gently and gradually shift your teeth into place according to a plan of precise movements your dentist makes out for you.
Before you can get Invisalign® put on, you will have a consultation with our dentist where we will measure your mouth and teeth to ensure that it is the right solution.
Who Can Get Invisalign®?
Both teenagers and adults can wear Invisalign® clear braces. For adults and teenagers, Invisalign® offers the benefits of:
- Keep eating your favorite foods
- Stay active in all the sports and activities you love
- Keep flossing and brushing like you normally do
- Invisalign® braces are virtually invisible, so people may not even notice them
What Does Invisalign® Correct?
Invisalign® braces can be used to treat a wide variety of different issues related to straight teeth. These include:
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
Factors to Consider
Before getting Invisalign® braces, you should keep a few things in mind. Like any oral treatment, Invisalign® requires proper care and treatment. You should understand that you’ll wear each set of aligners for one to two weeks, as prescribed by your doctor. Check-ups will be scheduled every six to eight weeks to check your progress and pick up your next batch of aligners.
When it comes to treating and cleaning your aligners, you should rinse them every night and brush them gently with your toothbrush so that they remain clean. You can also use the Invisalign® Cleaning System to keep your aligners clean.
How Your Teeth Aligners are Made
Invisalign® teeth aligners are made with industry-leading technology based on your customized treatment plan. The SmartTrack® material was engineered specifically for the Invisalign® system to ensure the perfect fit.
After your Invisalign® treatment is complete, your next step is often to wear a retainer, which holds the teeth in the desired position. This minimizes age-related changes and lets the gums, bone, and ligaments reorganize around the teeth.
Get in Touch With Invisalign® Dentists in Lakeview and North Shore
Get started with our Invisalign® Preferred Provider by contacting either our Lakeview office at 773-525-5545 or our North Shore office at 224-282-8939.
Invisalign uses a modern approach to getting your teeth straight. The aligners are custom-made just for you (or your teen) and are comfortable and smooth. They gently and gradually shift your teeth into place according to a plan of precise movements your orthodontist makes out for you.
Other benefits of Invisalign include:
- Helps Maintain Oral Hygiene: Since you can easily remove the aligners, it’s easier for you to brush and floss your teeth.
- Eating is Easy: You can take your aligners out when it’s time to eat, allowing you to eat what you want without worrying about food getting stuck in your brackets and wires.
- Simple Cleaning: Using the Invisalign cleaning kit, you can clean your aligners day or night
You no longer have to worry about tightening your wires or attaching any metal brackets. Every couple of weeks, you just pop in a new aligner set until you have completed the entire treatment. Your daily life has little interference while you are creating that great smile.
Many people have used Invisalign and have reaped the benefits and more people are beginning to see the advantages of this treatment every day.
Click on the links or images below to learn more about the entire Invisalign treatment process and how it can benefit you and your family.