Many adults and teens are opting for Invisalign for straightening their teeth and improving their smile. Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces. There are no brackets, no wires, and no elastic bands. The aligners are custom made using medical grade thermoplastic; they are strong, invisible when worn, and easily removed when necessary. The results are equal to those you can expect from metal braces. The difference is, they do the job faster, and they are comfortable to wear. Anyone in Chicago that would be self-conscious with a “mouth full of metal” can go about their daily routine without embarrassment.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the name given to an effective, “state of the art” orthodontic appliance. The system uses a series of individual aligners, each worn for a couple of weeks and then replaced with the next one in the set. The number of aligners to accomplish the job depends on the extent of the problem; the number tends to vary between 20 and 30.
There are advantages to Invisalign over traditional braces:
Transparent As all the aligners are custom made from clear plastic, it will be hard for people to know you are wearing them. During the entire process, you will feel comfortable and confident.
Removable You can remove the aligner when you are eating, brushing and flossing. To do the job, it is important that you wear the aligner at least 20 hours a day, this being the case you can remove it when engaged in a contact sport. Routine brushing and flossing are much easier.
Invisalign has helped thousands of patients in Chicago that had to deal with misaligned, gapped or crowded teeth. Since every procedure is customized to suit the individual, the cost depends on the number of aligners and the time needed to reach the goal of perfectly straight teeth.
If Invisalign is for you, make an appointment with Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park, Chicago.