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Invisalign An Overview

Invisible braces are a great option for teens as well as adults who do not want to deal with the hassle, look, and feel of metal braces. Dr. Thomas Prendergast is an Invisalign dentist in Fox Lake, IL, providing expert level treatment to safely and comfortably straighten your smile. They are safe, comfortable, convenient and virtually unnoticeable.

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of custom molded, removable clear aligners that gradually reposition your teeth for a straighter, healthier and more comfortable smile. There are many advantages to Invisalign:

  • They are removable. You can take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth easier.
  • They are clear and virtually invisible! No one has to know you are wearing them.
  • Less dental visits are needed with Invisalign than metal braces.
  • Invisalign is a gentle form of treatment and will not cause damage to the teeth, enamel, or gum tissue.
  • They are quick. Most patients finish treatment in 6–12 months.

Invisalign vs Braces

Studies show that clear braces may be better for your dental hygiene during treatment compared to traditional metal braces. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can brush and floss teeth normally, unlike traditional metal braces which can be difficult to care for and often trap food particles between the braces and teeth. In addition, you can remove aligners to enjoy the food and drink you like without special restriction.

Invisalign is often the perfect solution for teen and adult patients who can benefit from orthodontic treatment but do not want the embarrassment of wearing metal braces.

Invisalign What to Expect

The Invisalign process starts with an evaluation and discussion of your dental concerns and aesthetic goals. Dr. Prendergast will use diagnostics and an exam to identify the problems impacting the structure and function of your bite as well as any cosmetic issues that can be corrected with short-term orthodontics.

Digital impressions are the next step in treatment planning. Using a convenient hand-held device, your teeth are scanned and images are uploaded to CAD/CAM software. Dr. Prendergast will use the software to design your unique aligners that will reposition your teeth over a period of months. The number of aligners you will receive and the length of your treatment is dependent upon the severity of your dental concerns and cosmetic goals. Most patients complete treatment in about 12-15 months.

Once your aligners are ready for use we will go over how to place them and when they should be changed to a new set. During treatment, you should keep the aligners in place for 22 hours each day, removing only for eating and oral hygiene. Periodic visits will be scheduled for assessing your progress and you can also come in for routine dental exams and cleanings to keep the teeth and gums healthy during treatment.

Schedule an Invisalign Consultation

Millions of people have chosen Invisalign to correct their smile and straighten their crooked teeth. Call Infinity Dental of Fox Lake today or click here to schedule a consultation and determine if Invisalign is right for you.