People with crooked or misaligned teeth have a natural tendency to hide behind their hand when they smile or laugh. Orthodontic patients in Lombard are turning to Invisalign, now the preferred solution for straightening teeth. Invisalign is an affordable alternative to conventional metal braces. As the name implies, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible; the wearer is assured of privacy while his or her teeth are slowly being repositioned.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear plastic device that fits over the teeth. With a series of aligners, each one a little different, the teeth are repositioned. There are no unsightly and embarrassing brackets, wires, or elastic bands. Using state-of-the-art technology, the orthodontist prepares a 3D image of the teeth. A computer determines the number of aligners required and a timeline to completion. An aligner is worn for two weeks; it is then discarded and replaced by the next in the set. Each aligner is slightly different, so over time the teeth are repositioned. Traditional braces cannot be removed; Invisalign can be taken out and easily replaced. This makes eating, brushing, and flossing much easier.
How Long Does It Take To Straighten Teeth?
Anyone that has crooked or misaligned teeth can use Invisalign. On average, it takes from 12 to 18 months to do the job; the actual time depends on the severity of the dental deformity. The entire process will entail the use of up to 30 different aligners.
As Invisalign does not draw attention to the teeth, it is becoming the favored way of straightening crooked teeth. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign are not painful to wear, and, as the aligner is smooth, there is no chance of it irritating the inside of the mouth. If you are unhappy with your smile, talk to your dentist about Invisalign. Find out how Invisalign can improve your appearance and self-confidence without any embarrassment.
If you are unhappy with your teeth, an orthodontist can fit you with Invisalign. Contact Oakbrook Orthodontics near Lombard at www.oakbrookortho.com/invisalign-lombard/ and schedule a consultation.
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