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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.

By Hidden Lakes Dental Care, PC
October 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Invisalign Clear BracesWondering which kind of braces would be right for you and your smile needs?

Chances are good that you’ve heard about clear orthodontic systems that are able to straighten your teeth differently from traditional braces. Instead of bonding brackets and wires to the front of your teeth to shift them around, this clear system uses a series of custom-molded, transparent aligners that fit over your upper and lower teeth. So, is it time to talk to our Bolingbrook, IL, dentists Dr. Kathryn Bachinski and Dr. Christine Petrilla about getting clear braces?

If you are ready to take the next step towards a straighter smile, you should definitely schedule a consultation with us. This is the only way for us to determine whether you are right for clear braces. Here are some of the factors that we look at to help us determine your candidacy.

Your age

Clear braces are perfect for adults and older teens who want to discreetly fix a misaligned smile. As you might be able to tell, clear braces provide teens and adults with the ability to get the straighter smile they have always wanted without coworkers and classmates noticing. Unfortunately, children and young teens are not candidates for clear braces.

Your dental issues

The oral problems you are facing will also help us determine whether clear braces are the right approach. While this system can certainly handle a variety of problems it won’t be able to handle more complex or complicated tooth movements or jaw repositioning. This is where traditional braces are still the best choice. You may be right for clear braces if you want to correct,

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowding
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

We will examine your smile during the consultation to determine whether the issues you want to correct can be addressed successfully with clear braces. If not, we have many other options from which you can choose.

Your dedication (and discipline)

Unlike traditional braces, which are bonded to your teeth, clear braces can be removed. This offers the wearer a lot of freedom during their orthodontic treatment; however, it also means that you will need to be disciplined and still keep those aligners in for about 20-22 hours every day. If you think you will be tempted to keep your aligners off for long periods of time then clear braces may not be right for you.

Call our Bolingbrook office today!

If you want to get a straighter smile the more discreet way, call Hidden Lakes Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL, today at (630) 759-0077 to learn more about this system and schedule an evaluation. We want to give you something to smile about!