Invisalign Arlington Heights
What is Invisalign® treatment?
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment system that uses a series of clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into place. With innovative orthodontic treatments like Invisalign®, individuals looking to address their dental misalignment issues without the use of noticeable, traditional metal braces have a discreet and reliable solution.
Why should I choose Invisalign over other orthodontic treatments?
You should choose Invisalign because it has a proven track record of success. Since becoming available, Invisalign aligners have helped over 7 million individuals, including 1.4 million teens achieve smiles they’re proud of. In addition, Invisalign is the most advanced aligner system in the world with over 20 years of research and innovation behind it.
How does Invisalign treatment work?
Dr. Poles at Omni Dental of arlington heights IL typically recommends Invisalign treatment to address mild or moderate orthodontic problems. So, if you’re experiencing issues such as overcrowding, crossbite, or spaces between your teeth, you’re probably a good candidate for treatment.
During your initial consultation, cosmetic dentist performs an oral exam and develops a unique digital treatment plan that maps out the step-by-step movements of your teeth. Next, he takes a series of digital impressions that a dental laboratory uses to manufacture your aligners. Each Invisalign aligner applies just the right amount of force to each tooth, restoring your smile to a healthy and aesthetically pleasing condition. Once treatment begins, you return to Omni Dental every two to three weeks to receive a new set of aligners.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The length of Invisalign treatment depends on the original condition of your teeth and the severity of your alignment issues. However, most people complete treatment within 12-18 months. To achieve the best possible results, Dr. Poles asks that you wear your aligners between 20-22 hours each day. Following your initial treatment plan, you’ll also need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving out of place.
How is Invisalign treatment different than other teeth straightening options?
Unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. There are no wires and brackets, so you don’t need to change the way you brush and floss. And, you can continue to eat all your favorite foods.
Has the FDA approved Invisalign treatment?
Yes, Invisalign aligners are classified as Class II medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Align Technology, Inc. received the necessary 510(k) clearance from the FDA to sell and market Invisalign treatment in 1998.
How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?
One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque buildup and eventually tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do.
Cleaning your Invisalign aligners is simple. Rinse them throughout the day using cool tap water and brush them carefully with a soft-bristle toothbrush and toothpaste in the evenings. For more thorough cleanings, ask Dr. Poles about the Invisalign Cleaning System.
Will wearing Invisalign clear aligners affect my speech?
It may take a couple of days for your tongue to get used to having your Invisalign aligners in your mouth, and you may have a slight lisp. But this should disappear quickly.
Will smoking stain my aligners?
We discourage smoking while wearing Invisalign aligners because it can stain them.
How much does Invisalign treatment cost?
In most cases, the cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to the cost of braces. Your doctor will determine the cost of your treatment based on how complex your case is and how many aligners you need.
There are several options to make Invisalign treatment more affordable for you, from using insurance and tax-free dollars to a monthly payment plan.
Exceptional treatment through patient education and trust
We work with every patient to help them fully understand how treatments affect their teeth as well as the surrounding oral structures. We will always suggest the least invasive and most reasonable treatments to get you to your individual goal and achieve optimal oral health. Education and communication build trust and will help you feel comfortable and confident in your personalized treatment plan.
Call Omni dental office at 847-483-8833 to set an consultation appointment with Dr. Poles and receive a a Free treatment plan.