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?
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
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 AdultOur 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.
See What Real Patients Have to Say About Our Orland Park Practice
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.View on Google
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!View on Google
Why Straighten My Teeth?
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.
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
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
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.View on Google
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!View on Google