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Invisible Braces – Elk Grove Family Dental Care

Invisible Braces

Invisible Braces Elk Grove Village, IL

Invisalign in Illinois – Clear Braces VS Metal Braces

When a patient comes in with misaligned, uneven, or crooked teeth, or large gaps in their smile, oftentimes the best solution is orthodontic treatment. However, for many people braces are not the most desirable treatment method.

Some patients may be cavity prone, in which case traditional metal braces might worsen this problem. Additionally, while many people would like to straighten their teeth any way they can, adults may feel self-conscious about wearing braces. This could be due to their job, or perhaps they are frequently required to speak in public.

Whatever the reason may be, if a patient is opposed to wearing traditional braces, there is another treatment option available. Invisalign is the most advanced, discreet way to straighten your teeth without the need for metal braces. Invisalign aligners are clear trays that can be removed at will by the patient. They are suitable for a number of conditions, and they do not come with metal wires or brackets which could break or be extremely uncomfortable.

Invisible Braces in Elk Grove Village – How Do They Work

At Schumer Family Dental Care, Invisalign aligners are made through a combination of Dr. Schumer’s expertise and state of the art 3-D computer imaging technology. However, a treatment plan starts with a consultation where we will determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.

Once you are approved to move forward with treatment, impressions will be taken of your teeth so your first set of custom aligners can be made. Each set of aligners will be replaced with a new one as your treatment progresses, and your teeth will shift over time until they have straightened to the ideal position.

You will wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to brush and floss your teeth, as well as eat and drink. This means your aligners will need to be worn most of the day, every day, for anywhere from 20-22 hours at a time. They should also be cleaned in the morning and at night when you remove them to brush your teeth.

To ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned, you will visit Dr. Schumer about once every 6 weeks. Total treatment time ranges from 9 to 15 months for patients. Most people go through 18 to 30 aligners, but these numbers will always vary from person to person.

What Can Invisalign Treat

Invisalign clear aligners can fix a number of dental health issues, although each case is different. Dental concerns that can usually be treated with Invisalign include the following:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Gapping
  • Overcrowding
  • Open Bite
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite

Invisalign Cost in Illinois

The cost for Invisalign treatment is typically higher than traditional orthodontic care. The cost can range anywhere between $4,500 and $8,500, depending on several factors, such as your location, how long your treatment will take, and how many aligner trays you will require.

Fortunately, there are ways to save on Invisalign. The best way is to find out if Invisalign is covered by your dental insurance. Some providers do not cover Invisalign, even though it is a medical treatment, so be sure to contact your provider directly.

Why Having Straight Teeth is Important

Although many people who undergo orthodontic treatment are striving to achieve beautiful, straight smiles they can be proud to show off, having straight teeth is also far better for your oral health than crooked or misaligned teeth.

Straight, properly aligned teeth do not grind against each other and cause damage. Additionally, some people develop TMJ due to these issues that can often be fixed with braces, and can relieve a number of problems associated with TMJ.

Finally, straight, even teeth are easier to keep clean. When teeth are too close together, food particles get stuck in tight crevices and breed bacteria which leads to tooth decay and gum disease.

Invisible Braces in Hanover Park, Elk Grove Village, and The Surrounding Areas – Your General Dentist in IL

If you are concerned about the appearance and health of your smile due to bite issues, tooth misalignment, gapping, overcrowding, or crooked teeth, then Invisalign might be the treatment solution you have been looking for.

To discuss Invisalign in Elk Grove Village, IL, please feel free to contact us at Schumer Family Dental Care today to schedule an appointment.

For additional information on Invisalign, please visit their website.

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Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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