Invisalign®

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?

Clear aligners covering a lower arch of teeth

Invisalign Offers Many Advantages over Conventional Orthodontic Treatments

Discretion

Often, the most alluring benefit 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.

Improved Comfort

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. 

Take a look at how Invisalign fits into your smile...

Bottom teeth and Invisalign tray

Invisalign Has a Record of Success

How long will treatment with Invisalign take?

Treatment Is Typically Shorter Than Braces,But Still Takes 12 to 18 Months

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Consultation

If you are interested in Invisalign, the first step is to meet with one of our orthodontistsDr. Amer Shammaa or Dr. Debra Alavi. Your doctor will evaluate your smile, take impressions, and send the information to an Invisalign laboratory. 
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Planning

The Invisalign technicians will develop a personalized treatment plan, including information on how your smile will change over the next few months. 
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Fabrication

It typically takes about two to four weeks for the Invisalign team to craft a set of custom aligners based on the impressions we take.
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Begin Treatment

As soon as they are complete, you can begin wearing your aligners. ​Your aligners should be worn at least 20 to 22 hours per day and should only be removed when eating or brushing and flossing your teeth. ​Every one to two weeks, you will replace your aligner with the next one in the series, allowing your teeth to gently and gradually shift into place. 
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Check-Ups

Depending on your treatment plan, your dentist may want to see you every six weeks or so to check on your progress.
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Final Results

Most patients achieve their desired results in about 12 to 18 months. Once your teeth are in proper position, your dentist may provide you with a custom-made retainer to maintain the appearance of your new smile. 

Let's dive into this process...

When Is Invisalign Recommended?

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)
  • Overcrowding
  • Rotated teeth
  • Misalignment

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.

An Invisalign aligner tray
Invisalign aligner trays are swapped out every few weeks, gradually moving your teeth into proper alignment.

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

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

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. 

Invest in Your Oral Health

When your teeth are out of alignment, they may be unable to perform vital functions and are more prone to decay. Leaving misalignment untreated can lead to more significant dental issues. Often, when your bite is misaligned, you are prone to grinding your teeth which can wear down the surface, damaging enamel and leading to more costly dental procedures in the future, such as root canal therapy. Misalignment can also make proper hygiene difficult, creating an ideal environment for decay to develop. By investing in orthodontic treatment, you can prevent more complicated issues and protect your oral health. 

Financing 

Many insurance companies cover orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. The staff at Premier Dental & Implant Center can work with your insurance to maximize your coverage as much as possible. We want all of our patients to have access to the orthodontic treatments they need to achieve their desired smile. In order to facilitate treatment, we accept CareCredit® financing to help you manage any out-of-pocket expenses. 

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Yamen Akhras, DDS

Dr. Akhras

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.

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