Learning More About Invisalign

By Hidden Lakes Dental Care, PC
September 21, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

If nature doesn't give you perfectly straight teeth, Invisalign can help. The innovative orthodontic system offered by your Bolingbrook, IL, dentists, Drs. Kathryn Bachinski and Christine Petrilla, realigns teeth and corrects common bite problems.

Invisalign offers a discreet way to improve your smile

Have concerns about your appearance during orthodontic treatment prompted you to put off straightening your teeth? Invisalign offers a subtle alternative to traditional braces. Clear, removable aligner trays exert continual pressure on your teeth, which realigns them gradually.

During your first Invisalign appointment at the Bolingbrook dental office, your dentist will combine digital impressions, photos and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. The image is used to plot your treatment and design the series of trays you'll wear.

Each aligner tray fits your teeth snugly and is worn for about two weeks. You'll wear the trays most of the day and night, only taking them out to eat, drink, brush or floss. (If you're playing sports or attending a special event, you can leave your trays at home for a few hours.)

Invisalign eliminates the need for adjustments

Metal and ceramic braces need regular adjustments to change the tension of brace wires. Since Invisalign is a wire-free treatment, you won't need adjustments, but will still need to visit the dentist occasionally for follow-up appointments.

Your appearance won't change during treatment

Your clear aligner trays become almost invisible when you slide them over your teeth. Most people won't even notice you're straightening your teeth when you wear them.

Invisalign is a good solution for many orthodontic issues

Your aligner trays realign crooked teeth, close gaps and correct bite problems. Invisalign may be an excellent choice for you if have a mild-to-moderate bite problem. Whether you have an overbite, underbite, open bite or crossbite, Invisalign can correct your orthodontic problem.

Age is no barrier to Invisalign treatment

Orthodontic treatment isn't just for children and teenagers. Whether you've been unhappy with your smile all of your life or your teeth have begun to shift as you've gotten older, Invisalign can give you a smile you'll love. Treatment is often shorter for adults and may be completed in as little as six months in some cases.

Straighten your smile with Invisalign. Call your dentists in Bolingbrook, IL, Drs. Bachinski and Petrilla, at (630) 759-0077 to schedule an appointment.