Crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth can make you self-conscious and lead to oral health issues, but traditional braces can be challenging.
Invisalign® clear aligners are an alternative to metal braces. They can straighten your teeth without wires and brackets.
Dr. Amer Shammaa in Orland Park, IL, is a Gold Plus Invisalign provider who can help you transform your smile with this discreet solution.
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.
Why Straighten My Teeth? The Dangers of Skipping Treatment
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 both correct your misalignment and maintain the long-term health of your smile.
Request an Invisalign Consultation Today
At Premier Dental and Implant Center, serving Orland Park, IL, and all the southwest suburbs, 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 our Gold Plus Invisalign Provider and learn whether Invisalign is right for you, call us today or use our online form to request a consultation.
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Concerned About Costs? Financing Is Available
Some dental insurance providers will help to cover part of the cost of Invisalign just like they do for braces. Our Orland Park, IL, dental office 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.
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.
Invisalign Treatment Timeline
Does Invisalign Treatment Hurt?
Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, semi-flexible plastic. Unlike braces, they don't need to be tightened and won't irritate the inside of 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
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 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.
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