Invisalign is an exciting aesthetic treatment option that helps patients perfect their smiles without using metal brackets and wires. If you have been considering pursuing Invisalign treatment, our Orland Park cosmetic dentists are here to give you all of the information you need about how this treatment works, and whom it can help.
Let’s start by briefly reviewing the mechanics of Invisalign. This treatment moves teeth using clear plastic aligners, which apply consistent pressure to the patient’s smile. Throughout the course of treatment, you’ll actually wear a series of aligners; each one moves your teeth a little bit more and builds on the progress of the aligner before it.
Patients choose Invisalign over traditional braces for a number of reasons:
- Because the aligners are clear, they practically disappear once in place over the patient’s teeth. Invisalign gives you a discreet way to straighten crooked teeth and close gaps in your smile.
- Invisalign aligners are removable, unlike metal brackets and wires. This means that you can clean your smile normally by brushing, flossing, and completing professional cleanings as recommended by your dentist. You’ll also be able to eat and drink your favorite foods and beverages without a problem.
- Smooth Invisalign aligners are not abrasive; they don’t tear up a patient’s oral tissues and inner cheeks like traditional braces do. In general, patients report that Invisalign is considerably more comfortable than conventional orthodontics.
Using Invisalign, our dentists can straighten crooked smiles, close gaps between teeth, and even correct bite problems like underbite, overbite, and crossbite. The best way to get started is to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentists so that we can assess your smile and let you know whether Invisalign can meet all of your needs.
Our Orland Park Invisalign dentists are happy to give you all of the information you need about cosmetic treatment in general, and Invisalign in particular. Give our office a call to get started! You can also use the Contact Us page on our website to submit a specific question for our team, and we’ll be happy to be get back to you shortly.