Schaumburg Dentistry

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The national average cost for Invisalign is over $5,000. Here at Schaumburg Dentistry the cost ranges from $2,999 for simple cases, to $3,599 for more complex cases. Consults are recommended to determine which level of difficulty your case would be. The cost of treatment includes all treatment start to finish, 1 free set of retainers, and free whitening. 

Depending on the complexity of the case, Invisalign can typically range from 4 months to 16 months, with the average case lasting between 6-8 months. 

Yes, Invisalign can correct your overbite, open bite, overjet, underbite, as well as crowding, spacing, rotated teeth, and improperly angled teeth. Take a look at our Before and After page to see some of our results!

The soreness during Invisalign typically peaks the first 2-3 days after starting treatment and improves drastically from there. The pain with Invisalign compared to traditional braces is much less, and only about half our patients will require 1-2 over the counter pain tablets throughout the course of their treatment. 

Most patients with tooth alignment issues (spacing, crowding, malocclusion, etc.)  are a candidate for Invisalign. If you’re unsure whether you’d be a candidate for Invisalign or not, call our office for a free consultation! (847) 985-8100

Your dentist develops a treatment plan that coordinates the exact movements of your teeth to finish in an ideal position. Clear plastic trays are then 3D printed and designed to apply specific forces to get the teeth moving as planned. Each tray shifts your teeth closer and closer to the end result, with new trays being inserted every 10 days.

General dentists are able to treat patients with Invisalign, and in fact, there are many benefits to this. Having Invisalign completed in the same office where you go for all your dental needs makes it easier and more convenient for the dentist to track your progress as you come in for cleanings or any other dental work that may be needed. Additionally, in complex cases where we need to create room for crowns or veneers, the doctor can place the teeth exactly where he needs them to be, thus allowing your case to have a more predictable outcome. 

Both options have their strengths. While traditional metal braces are sometimes necessary for more complex cases in growing teenagers, the benefit to Invisalign is that teeth can be planned and placed exactly where the doctor wants them to be utilizing digital technology. Invisalign has the added advantage of improved esthetics with clear trays instead of metal brackets and can have less of an impact on your daily routine. Patients are also able to keep their teeth cleaner without brackets and wires which allow food to get trapped.

Yes! This is one of the advantages to using Invisalign. The plastic can engage and move teeth without having to bond or attach anything to your previous dental work, unlike traditional braces where brackets have to be bonded to those teeth. In patients with implants or bridges, a special plan can be customized for you so that there are no excessive forces on those teeth.