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Chicago Invisalign Cosmetic Dentists Serving Lakeview & South Loop

Invisalign Chicago, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, South LoopDo you dread wearing traditional braces but know you need to get your teeth straightened at some point? What if there was a way to get straight teeth and correct your bite without them? What if we told you our South Loop dental offices could offer you invisible braces? Over the last few years, dentistry has had some remarkable breakthroughs. We can provide clear braces to serve the same purpose as traditional metal braces did but with a lot less hassle. Ditch your search for Invisalign dentists near me and talk to our Chicago dentists today to find out if you are a suitable candidate for removable teeth aligners. We can do a simple examination and determine if they are the right option for you. Additionally, we can create a customized treatment plan to help you get optimal results.

Straighten Your Teeth and Get That Perfect Smile with Invisalign

If you are looking to achieve a perfect smile, an Invisalign dentist at our Chicago clinic can help you achieve your goal. Invisalign is a relatively new orthodontic system revolutionizing tooth straightening procedures. The clear braces are part of the Invisalign treatment process. They are nearly invisible, which makes them the perfect treatment for those who are self-conscious about their appearance. They are custom-made to fit each patient’s mouth perfectly. Teeth aligners slowly move your teeth into their proper spaces to correct improper bites and straighten crooked teeth, so you can have the perfect smile you want.

Invisalign – An Effective Treatment for Your Teeth

Are invisible braces effective? This is an honest question. When they first came out nearly two decades ago, they could only be used for minor issues. Today, they are among the most effective teeth straightening procedures available. The removable aligners can correct mild, moderate, and some severe issues just as well as their metal counterparts. The most severe dental problems require other applications like expanders, headgear, or spacers. Invisalign can effectively correct crowding, turned teeth and gaps just as well as metal brackets and wire braces. Today, to ensure their effectiveness, orthodontists have more options, including elastics, buttons, movements, and attachments.

Please note the effectiveness of this treatment option relies somewhat on the wearer. Patients need to be responsible enough to follow through with the instructions given by the Invisalign dentist. They are usually worn 20 to 22 hours each day and only removed for eating and oral hygiene activities. Not wearing them as instructed can result in slower results or in an ineffective solution. Be prepared to follow the orthodontist’s instructions to reap the benefits.

Before & After Invisalign Procedure in Chicago

How Do Invisalign Treatments Work?

A series of plastic teeth aligners are used to manipulate the teeth into better alignment. Wire brackets and wires pull teeth into alignment as well, but once the hardware is installed, it isn’t removed until the patient’s teeth are lined up. Removable aligners are a step by step plan. Your orthodontist will take impressions of your teeth to see how they need to move to be straight. Once the doctor has determined the plan, he will order the first set of teeth aligners. They are custom fit for each patient’s mouth. Every couple of weeks, you will get a new set until the treatment is successful and comes to an end. It’s important to note using Invisalign may take a bit longer than traditional braces, mostly because plastic isn’t as strong as metal. However, the benefits far outweigh this.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

On average, the Invisalign cost is a bit more than traditional metal braces. Although prices can vary greatly between dental care professionals, the manufacturer estimates their overall price as between $3500 and $8000. When you visit with an orthodontist about your specific Invisalign treatment, they will discuss the cost and provide a much better estimate for you. There are a few factors influencing the costs, including the extent of alignment necessary to straighten the teeth, how many aligners you will need to complete the treatment process and other factors. The cost varies on a case-by-case basis. In some instances, insurance may cover removable aligners; be sure to check first to see how much they may cover and what your responsibility will be. Even though the price may be slightly higher for Invisalign, it’s not much more when you consider the advantages they have to offer. If the cost is a large concern, discuss payment options or financing possibilities with your orthodontist.

Why Choose Invisalign Braces?

Many patients wonder if Invisalign removable aligners are the right choice. Firstly, an Invisalign dentist can examine you to determine if you are a good candidate for them. Then, the choice is ultimately up to you. There are plenty of reasons they are a good choice, and there are benefits traditional braces don’t have. Here are a few of the reasons to choose invisible braces.

  • Effective: Using Invisalign treatment is just as effective as traditional braces, and most issues can be addressed, including underbites, overbites, gaps, and overcrowding.
  • Decrease Self-Consciousness: Traditional metal braces can cause you to feel insecure or embarrassed. Since Invisalign is nearly invisible, it can cause less anxiety.
  • Removable for Eating: There are certain foods you cannot eat when your teeth have metal braces attached to them. Some of the restrictions include apples, candy, popcorn, and raw carrots. The removability of plastic aligners removes the food restrictions since they can be removed to eat what you want.
  • Fewer Dental Visits: Depending on how much movement the teeth need to be manipulated back into proper alignment, the process usually takes between 10 and 24 weeks. Not only do you not have to go in as often, but the visits are also much shorter since they don’t have to be tightened and adjusted each time.
  • Aesthetic Attributes: The fact they are nearly invisible is the primary reason many patients choose aligners over metal braces. Since they can be removed, it makes them an attractive choice.
  • Helps Stop Teeth Grinding: The plastic aligners provide protection for those who grind their teeth in their sleep. For many, the solution is a mouth guard, but wearing the aligners provides the same protective layer between the teeth.
  • Oral Hygiene: While the aligners need to be worn for at least 22 hours out of the day, they are removable for eating and for oral hygiene purposes. They can be taken out to brush and floss regularly. This means your teeth can be in great shape once they are straightened. Traditional braces often inhibit the best oral hygiene practices.

Get Straighter Teeth, Faster with AcceleDent®!

AcceleDent is an advanced accelerated device used by orthodontists to help speed tooth movement. It has been shown to increase movement by as much as 50 percent and reduce discomfort as well. It works by applying micropulses through the root of the teeth and bones. These micropulses are gentle, precisely calibrated vibrations to increase cellular activity and speed up the rate of tooth movement. This means wearing aligners for a shorter period of time overall. By using AcceleDent 20 minutes each day, patients can expedite tooth movement.

Traditional braces and aligners apply force to cause bone remodeling, which is what causes teeth to move. As this force is applied to teeth, bone cells move around the root portion of a tooth. As the cells respond, it causes the bone around a tooth to change, and then orthodontists can guide the movement of the teeth using aligners. AcceleDent uses a patented “SoftPulse Technology” to apply the vibrations, which are calibrated precisely. This gentle vibration increases cellular activity and helps speed the rate at which teeth move. This can mean wearing devices for a shorter amount of time overall and a reduction in pain and discomfort.

Orthodontists at Art of Modern Dentistry in Chicago use AcceleDent. They will write a prescription for you and add it to your orthodontic treatment plan.

Will Invisalign Braces Work for My Teeth?

You may be wondering before you do a Google search for “Invisalign dentists near me” if you are a good candidate. Will they work for your teeth? This is a good question, and an orthodontist can do an exam and a smile assessment to determine if you are a good candidate to use custom-made aligners instead of wires and metal. There are a few factors to determine if Invisalign braces will work for your teeth.

One factor is how crooked your teeth are. As a general rule, orthodontists at Art of Modern Dentistry on the South Loop recommend aligners for correcting wide gaps, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and overly crowded teeth. There may be a few severe cases of major crookedness where aligners won’t work, but in general, they are effective at treating these common problems.

How old you are is also a factor. Younger patients may not find aligners as effective since their teeth are still changing. For those who are at least 13 years of age or older, Invisalign treatment should work perfectly. Even older adults can use Invisalign for helping straighten their teeth.

Another factor is how willing you are to work to get straight teeth. Traditional braces cannot be removed. Once they are attached to the teeth, they will remain there until the orthodontist removes them. However, aligners can be removed whenever you want. Of course, this is one of the major benefits since you can take them out for eating or oral hygiene, but it’s important to wear the aligners most of the day, up to 22 hours each day. You will need to be committed to the process to ensure it works well for you.

Will It Fit Your Lifestyle?

Perhaps you have one last question before you search for Invisalign dentists near me. Will it fit into your lifestyle? The answer is often “Absolutely!” Removable clear plastic aligners will fit right into your lifestyle. They won’t interrupt it at all. You won’t have to make many changes, other than making sure to wear the aligners as the orthodontist prescribes. You can still eat all your favorite foods and participate in activities and sports, just like you have been doing. Brushing and flossing will be normal without the challenges that come when brackets and wires make it complicated. There’s a lot less hassle, and you won’t even have to spend as much time in the dental office. Since they are nearly invisible, most people may not even know you are wearing a device.

You will wear each set of custom made aligners for a week or two, depending on how the orthodontist prescribes them to be worn. Check-ups will occur about every six to eight weeks, just to check the progress and get your next set of invisible braces. Fewer doctor visits will disrupt your lifestyle even less. You’ll have more time to spend with friends and enjoy your social life as before. Just remember to take them out when eating and drinking. Then, brush your teeth before putting them back in your mouth. Clear plastic aligners are more comfortable and less noticeable and will have less of an impact on your activities.

If you are ready for a smile assessment, all you need is to search for Invisalign dentists near me. Art of Modern Dentistry is located in Lakeview off the South Loop. Our experienced orthodontists can fit you with a set of aligners and get you started on the road to straighter teeth. Invisalign cost is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. Most insurance is accepted, and there are financing options available. Contact us today to learn more about aligners and how they might work for you.

Invisalign is Easier at Our Office with iTero Scanning

Our Chicago dentist’s office is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology to make your teeth-straightening experience as streamlined as possible. One of the tools in our kit is the iTero Element Scanner. This high-tech platform allows us to quickly and easily create a digital rendering of your mouth in preparation for Invisalign. Your dentist will use a specially designed scanning wand with many built-in controls to help capture the most accurate impression of your dental landscape. This rendering is saved to the device, allowing your dentist to better plan your care. Once the scans are captured, your dentist will show you the high-definition, color depiction of your teeth on the accompanying touch screen. He or she will be able to pinch, zoom, and spin the rendering in order to show you exactly what areas are being referenced in conversation.

The iTero system is versatile and integrates well to help plan many cosmetic and restorative treatments. One of the best features for those looking to straighten their smile is the iTero Element’s compatibility with the Invisalign Outcome Simulator. The simulator allows dentists at our practice show you a realistic, highly personalized model of your smile updates before they happen. At this stage, you can provide feedback, ask questions, and discuss any changes you would like to see made to your ultimate smile. Once you’re happy with the projected model, your dentist will proceed to schedule your treatment. We can even email you a version of the simulation that will help you feel optimistic and excited about your results throughout the treatment.

Reach out to us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

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