Invisalign in Des Plaines, IL
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a removable clear dental braces system that utilizes a series of different aligners to move your teeth. They are custom-made braces designed to facilitate teeth movement. Invisalign aligners are designed to be transparent and invisible without the usual bands or wires. This allows Invisalign aligners to hide in plain sight. Invisalign allows you to confidently straighten your smile without everyone knowing that you are wearing braces.
The major use of Invisalign is in the treatment of either crowded or widely-spaced teeth. This is the reason for its use by most people. Invisalign is also useful in relieving even more complex issues including overbites, underbites and even crossbites. Your dentist and orthodontist can recommend if Invisalign is the correct treatment method for straightening your smile.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign aligners come in handy in the treatment of many alignment problems in both adults and children. Newer versions incorporate advanced 3-D computer imaging technology for the projection of teeth movement, which allows you to visualize your entire treatment.
Invisalign aligners will need to be replaced every couple of months and replaced with a new set that will continue to guide your teeth to the correct position. Minor discomforts may accompany the initial placement of each new aligner, but this will subside within few days. This discomfort may come across as a sensation of pressure which is a telltale sign that the aligner is working correctly. Depending on the complexity of what you and your orthodontist seek to achieve, the aligner’s job is to reposition your teeth gradually over a period of time. Periodic checks with your orthodontist are strongly advised to check your treatment progress.
Invisalign aligner should be worn at all times except when brushing, flossing or eating. It is one way to ensure the best results within the shortest time possible. If you would like to straighten your smile with Invisalign in Des Plaines, contact our office today and schedule a consultation.