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Invisalign

Crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth can make you self-conscious and lead to oral health issues, but metal braces can be a hassle.

Invisalign® is an alternative to traditional braces that can straighten your teeth without bulky wires and brackets. 

Dr. Amer Shammaa at Premier Dental & Implant Center in Orland Park, IL, can help you transform your smile with this discreet treatment.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic alternative to traditional braces that uses a series of clear aligners instead of metal wires and brackets. These aligners work by gently guiding your teeth into proper alignment over time. The aligners are worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, and each aligner set is worn for about two weeks before being switched out for new trays. It usually takes about 12 to 18 months to complete a course of Invisalign treatment.

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues. However, not everyone is a good candidate for treatment with clear aligners. Dr. Shammaa will be more likely to recommend Invisalign if you:

Have Mild to Moderate Orthodontic Issues

While these aligners can successfully treat mild to moderate misalignment, they are not suited for more complex cases. If you have severe misalignment, Dr. Shammaa can explain the benefits of alternative treatments, such as subtle ceramic braces.

Are Committed to Treatment

You'll need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day in order to achieve the best results. Only remove them to eat, brush, or floss, and be sure to put them back in before going to sleep.

Are an Older Teen or Adult

Our jaws typically keep growing until our middle teenage years. This growth can be accompanied by shifting teeth. To decrease the chances of post-treatment shifting, we only recommend Invisalign for older teens and adults.

Friendly, High-Quality Orthodontic Care Request an Invisalign Consultation Today

At Premier Dental and Implant Center, serving Orland Park, IL, and the surrounding communities, our dentists and orthodontists provide quality care with exceptional service and a personalized approach. We understand that navigating your orthodontic treatment options may seem daunting, but we are here to help you every step of the way. Invisalign clear aligners are a trusted form of orthodontics that can correct a variety of issues to give you the straighter smile you have always dreamed of.

We offer virtual consultations and a 24/7 online appointment system for your convenience. To meet with Dr. Shammaa and learn whether Invisalign is right for you, call us today or use our online form to request a consultation. 

(708) 873-9709

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Rabab Magid

2022

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The best experience ever. I hated dentists all of my life. However, this experience was a positive experience. I'm definitely going to revisit their office and make them my official dentist. Im blessed.

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Jennifer Anderson

2021

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The best dentist we've had in years. Very gentle, efficient and friendly. They will discuss all options with you and the best course of treatment. Highly recommend!

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Why Straighten My Teeth?

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While misaligned teeth may not bother you, they can make it difficult to brush and floss properly, which can lead to cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Your dentist or orthodontist may recommend orthodontics to not only correct your misalignment, but also to maintain the long-term health of your smile. 

Invisalign Treatment Timeline

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is discreet and typically faster than traditional braces.
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is discreet and typically faster than traditional braces.

Initial Consultation

Our orthodontist on staff, Dr. Shammaa, will examine your smile to determine if Invisalign is the best form of orthodontics to address your needs. 

Taking Digital Impressions

We'll take mess-free digital impressions of your teeth, which will be used as blueprints for your custom-crafted aligners. 

Planning Your Treatment

Your orthodontist will work with Invisalign technicians to develop your personalized treatment plan.

Creating Your Aligners

Your clear aligners will be created at an Invisalign facility and shipped to our Orland Park, IL, office. This process typically takes about two to four weeks.

Beginning Your Treatment

Visit Dr. Shammaa so he can give you your series of aligners and provide instructions for your treatment.

Attend Check-Ups

Over the course of your treatment, visit our practice every four to six weeks so we can monitor your progress.

Enjoy Your Results

An Invisalign treatment plan takes about 12 to 18 months to complete. To maintain your results, your orthodontist may provide a retainer for you to wear overnight. This can help keep your smile straight for years to come.

Does Invisalign Treatment Hurt?

Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, semiflexible plastic. Unlike braces, they don't need to be tightened and won't cause any painful scratches inside your mouth, making them a much more comfortable orthodontic treatment. However, it is normal to experience some mild discomfort as your teeth adjust to each new aligner set. You should be able to manage any soreness using over-the-counter medication, but if you experience significant discomfort that lasts longer than a few days, contact our Orland Park practice so we can address your issue as soon as possible.

Caring for Your Clear Aligners

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Maintaining your aligners is easy! Simply remove the trays and brush and floss your teeth as normal. Then, clean your Invisalign aligners using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a mild soap. Rinse them thoroughly with warm water only, as hot water can warp plastic. Your orthodontist can provide additional tips to keep your aligners in good condition.

Concerned About Costs? Financing Is Available

Many dental insurance providers will help to cover part of the cost of Invisalign just like they do for braces. Our Orland Park dental practice accepts most insurance plans. If you don't have insurance or need some help covering your out-of-pocket expenses, we accept financing through CareCredit®. You can secure a loan with flexible repayment terms and affordable monthly installments.

"Nothing short of exceptional." More 5-Star Reviews from Our Patients

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Omama Kashour

2021

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My experience at Premier Dental was nothing short of exceptional. Dr. Akhras and his staff are friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable. When I came to the office, I was greeted by a nice young lady who helped me check in smoothly and answered all my questions about the procedure and payment plans. They are also a very organized dental team which was evident when I only waited about 10 minutes to be seen and I was able to schedule my next check-up seamlessly.

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Ashley Thatcher

2021

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All around I am very impressed with the office. It was easy notice that each doctor loved their job and is there to help individuals feel comfortable in their smiles. The staff takes their time to answer all question to make sure you understand and are comfortable with the best procedure that is needing to be completed. If financials are an issue, they work with you and are able to set up a payment plan. I am very thankful that I was able to find an office that is understanding and caring as this one. Thank you Premier Dental and Implant Center!

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Yamen Akhras, DDS

Premier Dental & Implant Center

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:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • 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.

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