Properly aligned, straight teeth aren't just beautiful, they're more comfortable and healthier. An improper bite and crooked teeth may lead to future dental problems that may be expensive to fix and painful. This is why Springer/Orser Dentistry is pleased to provide Invisalign — clear, removable aligners for patients in Arlington Heights, IL. Made custom to fit your teeth and your unique goals, Invisalign is more comfortable and attractive than traditional metal braces because they may be taken out to make cleaning your teeth and eating easier. If you're interested in having healthier teeth with the Invisalign system, make an appointment at our facility to receive more information from our experienced dental team.
Best Candidates for Invisalign
There are several factors that may decide the alignment of your teeth: if you sucked your thumb, genetics, missing a tooth or teeth, and trauma to your face. Dental misalignment may cause more oral health concerns, such as a bad bite (dental malocclusion), uneven wear on the enamel, difficulty chewing and speaking, plus jaw pain and toothaches. If one of these issues is detected during your annual examination, we can suggest an orthodontic procedure like Invisalign.
The Invisalign system is wonderful for both teens and adults who would like straighter, healthier teeth minus the hassle, pain, and look of braces. Even though the aligners should be in the majority of the day, Invisalign trays may be removed for cleaning your teeth and eating, plus for special occasions and physical activities. Much less obvious than traditional metal orthodontics that poke and cut your cheeks, your friends and family will typically not know that you're using your Invisalign aligners.
What To Expect with Invisalign®
The initial Invisalign aligners will be made with impressions at Springer/Orser Dentistry. When they are ready, you will come back to receive your initial trays with instructions from a member of our dental team. You need to keep your aligners in for at least 20 hours every day for your treatment to work, ideally taking them out only for cleaning and eating. In time, you will go to your next set of trays as they carefully shift your teeth closer to alignment. You should have follow-ups about every 4 – 6 weeks at Springer/Orser Dentistry to have your aligning trays assessed and to get new impressions done so your next trays can be ordered. How long you need to use Invisalign trays will differ considering the initial condition of your teeth and your goals; however, many patients need to wear trays for around a year.
When your bite is aligned, it is crucial to stop your teeth from shifting into their original position. Vivera retainers by Invisalign are made using the same materials to keep your teeth in their new position once your Invisalign treatment is done. Every retainer is made custom at the Invisalign dental lab based on impressions taken after your orthodontic treatment is done. We will discuss with you how many hours a day you should wear your retainer, plus how to clean it after it is sent from the laboratory. We will also keep evaluating the alignment of your teeth and bite during your annual examinations to make sure your teeth stay in their new place.
Invisalign Insurance Coverage
Many of our patients find that part of their treatment cost is paid by insurance. Our office can determine your coverage and figure out your out-of-pocket fees. Springer/Orser Dentistry offers several methods of payment if you are not using insurance. In your consultation, a member of our financial team will discuss an estimate of costs and how our office can help to make your Invisalign treatment affordable for you with payment plans and medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
Invisalign Teeth Straightening
If you or someone in your family is curious about getting healthier, straighter teeth without the hassle of traditional orthodontics, make an appointment with us to decide if you are a candidate for Invisalign advanced teeth straightening system. We will create your unique treatment plan with Invisalign at your consultation at Springer/Orser Dentistry and help start you on the journey to a beautiful smile.