Crooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious and affect your oral health, but many patients hesitate to commit to metal braces.
At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we offer the Invisalign® system, allowing you to straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably.
So what makes Invisalign a great choice?
Invisalign Offers Many Advantages over Conventional Orthodontic Treatments
Often, the most alluring benefit for patients at our practice is the clear material of the aligners, which leaves them nearly invisible over your smile.
No Food Restrictions
The aligners are removable, allowing you to take them out when you eat or clean your teeth. As such, there are no food restrictions and no need to worry about food stuck in your brackets.
Patients who choose this advanced option often enjoy a more comfortable treatment experience because the smooth aligners do not irritate the gums or soft tissues as traditional braces can.
Invisalign Has a Record of Success
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What issues can Invisalign address?
With a set of clear, custom-made Invisalign® aligners, you can straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably. This advanced orthodontic treatment also allows you to remove your trays easily for meals and brushing and flossing. At Premier Dental & Implant Center in Orland Park, IL, Drs. Yamen Akhras and Amer Shammaa provide the full line of Invisalign services, including Invisalign Teen and Invisalign Express. Our doctors can help you develop a custom treatment to achieve your goals.
An Invisalign treatment consists of a series of custom-made clear aligners that gradually move your teeth into alignment. Unlike traditional braces that require the placement of semi-permanent brackets and wires, Invisalign is fully removable and requires few or no preparatory procedures.
At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we offer Invisalign to patients hoping to correct minor to moderate misalignment without the discomfort of traditional braces.
Fabricated out of the nearly invisible SmartTrack® material, this advanced technology can treat many of the same conditions as traditional braces, including:
- Gapped teeth
- Underbite (when the lower front teeth partially cover the upper front teeth)
- Overbite (when the upper teeth bite too far over the lower teeth)
- Open bite (when some teeth do not make contact with opposing teeth)
- Crossbite (when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned)
- Rotated teeth
These issues can cause excessive wear and tear on your teeth and lead to more severe concerns such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Depending on the severity of your situation, traditional braces may be a better choice for you. The best way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is by scheduling a consultation at our office. By comparing diagnostic images with your smile goals, we can design a personalized treatment plan suited to your goals.
Even if you have these conditions, are you a good candidate for Invisalign?
Determining Your Eligibility for Invisalign Treatment
The only way to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign or another type of orthodontic care is to visit our office for your initial consultation. During this first appointment, we will review whether you:
Have a Treatable Condition
Invisalign can treat an impressive range of mild to complex cases of misalignment. However, there are some smiles, such as those with severe malocclusion or wide gaps, that may be better treated with traditional orthodontics.
Are Willing to Adhere to Treatment
In order for Invisalign to work the way it should, you will need to wear your aligners as prescribed. For most patients, this means wearing the trays for 20 to 22 hours each day. If you think you might find this difficult, Invisalign may not be right for you.
Are Worried about Discretion
If you are worried about the look of metal wires and brackets but want to achieve a more beautiful smile, Invisalign may be right for you. Many adults and teens prefer Invisalign because it is virtually unnoticeable and allows them to confidently smile and speak to others throughout treatment.
Are the aligners hard to get used to?
Clear Aligners Are Comfortable and Discreet
At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we provide high-quality dental care for your entire family. Dr. Yamen Akhras and our team offer a full range of dental services. We are also proud to be affiliated with the:
- American Dental Association
- Chicago Dental Associations
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (708) 873-9709 today.
What makes Invisalign different from other clear aligners?
SmartTrack Technology Advanced Clear Aligners
Invisalign trays are made of a specially designed material known as SmartTrack. This advanced material provides several advantages:
- Faster treatment
- Gentler forces applied on your teeth
- Highly controlled movement of teeth
- Increased predictability of results
- A personalized, comfortable fit
How long will treatment with Invisalign take?
Treatment Is Typically Shorter Than Braces, But Still Takes 12 to 18 Months
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What do you need to do to maintain your newly straightened smile?
Wearing Your Retainer to Preserve Your Results
A retainer will play a critical role in maintaining your straight smile. Some patients may simply be able to wear their last set of aligners as a retainer while others may need a completely brand new retainer. Whichever method is recommended, it is vital that you wear them as directed. This is especially important during the first few months after treatment because the teeth are not yet fully secured in their new positions.
In many cases, you will need to wear your retainer for the rest of your life. However, you usually only need to wear a retainer at night to keep teeth from shifting out of place.
Invisalign Cost: What You Need to Know
Invisalign® is an innovative orthodontic solution to enhance your smile and straighten teeth with clear, customized aligners. Since Invisalign is a personalized treatment, the overall cost of your procedure is affected by the extent of work and timeline necessary to meet your smile goals. At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we offer this advanced orthodontic treatment at competitive prices. Invisalign cost starts at $3,800, plus the price of a retainer to maintain your new, straighter smile.
Several Factors Can Affect the Price of Treatment
Teeth Being Treated
Certain teeth are easier to access and treat than others. Cases that focus on the front teeth are simpler since those teeth have roots that are easier to manipulate. If your situation involves other aspects of your bite, special aligners may be required, increasing the price of treatment.
Extent of Misalignment
The amount of work required to achieve your smile goals plays a major part in determining the cost of your treatment. In more complex cases where bite issues or other special concerns need to be addressed with specialized aligners, the overall expense is higher than in more straightforward cases.
Duration of Treatment
On average, an Invisalign treatment for adults lasts approximately 12 months. Longer treatment times can increase the total cost of Invisalign. Patients undergoing Express treatment can achieve results in a shorter amount of time with a lower treatment cost.
Quantity of Aligners
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of aligners that gradually shift your teeth into place. Your treatment cost will depend on how many aligners are needed to achieve your goals.