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5 Things You Should Know before Choosing Invisalign

April 10, 2017
Posted By: Drew Gripentrog, DMD
Invisalign Clear Braces

Living with crooked teeth that overlap is embarrassing and may keep you from smiling freely and with confidence. If the idea of wearing metal braces is not appealing to you, the good news is that Invisalign in Glenview, IL may be the solution you're looking for. Here are 5 things to know about Invisalign.

The Aligners Are Discreet and Removable

Your aligners are comprised of clear plastic material that is virtually invisible, and they're also removable. They can be taken out for eating, brushing, and flossing.

There Are No Dietary Restrictions With Invisalign

Because aligners are removable you're able to eat all the foods you would normally enjoy and there are no restrictions to your diet. You'll also be able to brush and floss normally too so there are no changes to your home care routine. Aligners should be cleaned whenever you remove them, and you'll clean your teeth before putting them back on, so it's likely that your hygiene will improve during your treatment.

3D Technology Allows You to Plan Your Treatment

Invisalign utilizes 3D technology for our doctors to plan your treatment. Your aligners will be fabricated with this plan, and we'll even be able to show you what your teeth will look like when treatment is completed.

Treatment Can Be Completed in a Timely Manner

Most Invisalign cases can be completed in 12-18 months and typically requires fewer visits to your dentist than traditional orthodontics does. This makes Invisalign a great option for busy adults and teens looking to straighten their teeth in a timely manner.

Invisalign Can't Correct Complex Bite Issues

While Invisalign works well for most patients, it can't correct certain bite issues. Our doctors can determine if Invisalign is right for your needs with an examination and x-rays of your teeth. If Invisalign is not in your future, we're happy to discuss other treatment options that may work well for you.

The time to reclaim your smile is now! Contact Gallery Park Dental today to learn more about Invisalign.


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