A straight, white smile can make anyone feel more confident. In the past, the only option for crooked teeth was metal braces. Now, you have the option of going with Invisalign®, which can give you dramatic results without the problems associated with traditional braces. We at Petty, Bielik & Burke Orthodontics are proud to offer this teeth straightening product to our patients and invite you to learn more about it.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a series of comfortable, removable, and practically invisible aligners made with 3D imaging technology. They are custom made for your mouth and used in a specific sequence to ensure the best results possible. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to administer this product.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
A very specific treatment plan is designed for you. The appropriate amount of controlled pressure is used to move teeth towards the desired position. This allows your treatment plan to be customized to get you the best results in the least amount of time possible. You will switch to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks and be seen every six weeks to make sure that everything is progressing as it should. It is recommended that you remove your aligners only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
The amount of time you will need to use Invisalign® can vary depending on your teeth. On average, an adult user of this product will need to wear them from around 9 to 15 months, and the number of aligners worn in this span may be anywhere from 18 to 30.
Why Use Invisalign®?
There are a lot of reasons that people love Invisalign® as a teeth straightening option. Some of the most notable benefits include:
- They are virtually invisible. No one has to know you are wearing them if you do not want them to.
- There are no metal brackets or wires. These often cause irritation to those who wear traditional braces.
- They are removable. While you should keep them in most of the time, they can be removed if needed.
If you are interested in learning more about the teeth straightening benefits of Invisalign®, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment at Petty, Bielik & Burke Orthodontics! At our offices in Oak Lawn and Frankfort, IL, our dedicated staff is more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!