An Overview of Invisalign, “Clear Aligners”

It is no surprise that a great smile increases one’s self-confidence. When dental problems are addressed and/or prevented, your lifestyle is significantly enhanced. Schaumburg Dentistry shares the same belief when it comes to oral health and they are one of the leading providers of Invisalign, also known as clear braces or clear aligners.

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Shy to smile?

When our teeth are not straight, we might feel shy to even smile. Additionally, premature tooth wear and gum problems can result from crooked teeth or an uneven bite. Fortunately, there is a solution for this.

Although braces are offered in the dental market, a lot of people choose not to straighten their teeth for the reason that braces have large metal brackets and wires that need to be worn for 2-3 years and are a lot more difficult to keep clean. 

Advancements in Technology

Thanks to technological advancements, there is another convenient option to consider other than metal braces. With Invisalign you can still achieve your perfect smile by putting on these “clear aligners” that are unnoticeable and comfortable without the need for metal brackets or wires.

Plus, being able to remove these clear trays while you eat or brush your teeth makes it a lot easier to keep your mouth clean. 

What is Invisalign (“Clear Aligners”)?

Invisalign, referred to as a clear aligner system, is a treatment offered at Schaumburg Dentistry to solve a variety of different issues. This includes overcrowded teeth, underbites, overbites, crossbites, teeth that are spaced, and so on.

Tooth movement is accomplished by the use of clear aligners (clear plastic trays) that are set in a series and switched out every 7-14 days. The patented plastic material used to make Invisalign is ultra-lightweight and very resilient.

Invisalign Made To Fit

Such aligners are custom made to fit your mouth from a digital scan and have proven to be more effective, predictable, and safe compared to other competitors. Thus, leading to a shorter treatment time with improved comfort. 

Every new set of trays brings positive results so that at the end of it all, your teeth will be properly aligned. Every case is unique, but typically within the range of 6-18 months Invisalign can deliver the smile you want and are proud to show off!

Once the final result is achieved, patients are given a clear retainer to wear during night while they sleep to prevent the teeth from shifting back. 

The Advantages

Invisalign is practically unnoticeable which makes it appropriate for use by anyone. The clear retainers are removable which means you can eat and even consume all that you desire with no issues, unlike with traditional metal braces.

Having the ability to remove the trays allows you to brush your teeth more thoroughly, therefore promoting healthier gums and reducing plaque buildup.

More Comfortable

When compared to traditional braces, Invisalign treatment is much more comfortable. Rather than the heavy forces applied by a metal wire, the clear trays use a specific force distribution on the teeth that are precisely calculated using the digital technology.

These calibrated forces on the teeth facilitate safer tooth movements to prevent the risk of root damage or bone loss, which is sometimes seen during traditional braces. Since the forces applied on the teeth are so well calculated, the pain experienced while undergoing Invisalign treatment is minimal. Pain typically peaks in the first 2-3 days and the need for a pain medication is rare, if at all. 

Less Emergency Visits

Another added benefit of using Invisalign clear aligners is less emergency visits. During traditional orthodontic treatment with metal brackets and wires, the brackets can occasionally become dislodged causing the wire to impinge into either the cheek tissue or gums. With Invisalign treatment, the risk for a “late night emergency” is almost non-existent since the plastic trays are readily removable. 

Process of treatment

The first step towards getting Invisalign is to schedule a consultation appointment. The dentist will need to evaluate your teeth and then go over a treatment strategy. After this, photos and digital impressions are taken and sent to Invisalign where your doctor generates an Invisalign plan that is custom made for you.

During your consult appointment, your doctor might even show you a digital simulation as to how your teeth might look after Invisalign treatment. You will likewise be told what to anticipate throughout the alignment process and all your questions will be answered.

Our Services Also Include:

·                Family Dentistry

·                Preventive Dentistry

·                Advanced/General Dentistry

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An Invisalign® Journey Video

Tyler Velasquez is one of our patients here at Schaumburg Dentistry in Schaumburg, IL. Watch his amazing Invisalign® Journey Video that will take you through the Invisalign® process and his experience with it.