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What’s The Deal With Invisalign? Our Elmhurst Cosmetic Dentists Explain

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

When it comes to improving the appearance, and frankly the function, of your smile, Invisalign is one of the most patient-friendly treatments out there. Invisalign is designed to move a patient’s natural teeth into better alignment, and to that end, it can achieve a number of goals. You may choose to pursue Invisalign in order to close gaps between your teeth, or achieve a straighter, more seamless looking smile. You can also use Invisalign to correct bite issues, like overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Invisalign can even improve the overall balance of your smile, allowing more of your teeth to show when you smile.

In order to achieve these results our Elmhurst Invisalign dentists will design a customized treatment plan for you. The goal is to move your teeth incrementally using a series of clear plastic aligners. Every aligner that you wear will move your teeth a little bit more, until you reach your desired smile.

Throughout the treatment process you will a specific aligner for about two to three weeks, before upgrading to the next aligner in the series. This gives your teeth time to shift and become stable in their new positions. It is crucial that you wear your aligners for as much time as possible throughout the day. Ideally, you would only take out your aligners when it’s time to eat and when you’re brushing and flossing your smile. The more that you wear your aligners, the quicker you will see results.

Because Invisalign aligners are crafted from clear plastic resin, you’ll actually be able to see your natural teeth while your aligners are in place. Many dental patients love Invisalign precisely because it offers such a discreet way to improve dental alignment.

If you think that Invisalign might be able to help you reach your dental goals, our Elmhurst Invisalign dentists are here to answer any questions you may have. So, give us a call to get started!


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