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What Is Invisalign?

Well-aligned, straight teeth aren't just beautiful, they are also more comfortable and healthier. The emphasis on having a beautiful and healthy smile is prompting more adults to consider utilizing orthodontics to straighten their teeth. There are several good reasons for investing in a restored, straighter smile. Uneven teeth can affect the ability to bite and chew, and crooked teeth often result in unhealthy gums and teeth. Other health problems, such as a clicking jaw, can also result from teeth not being in correct alignment. This is why dentist Dr. Jeffrey Weller is happy to provide advanced Invisalign — clear, removable aligners for his patients in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL. Made custom to fit your teeth and your unique goals, Invisalign is more comfortable and attractive than metal orthodontics because they may be taken out to make eating and cleaning your teeth easier. If you're interested in having healthier teeth with advanced Invisalign technology, make an appointment at Weller Dental to get more information from Dr. Weller, Dr. Burns and our staff.

Am I A Good Candidate for Invisalign?

There are multiple factors that may affect the alignment of your teeth: if you sucked your thumb, genetics, missing a tooth or teeth, and a physical trauma to your face. If your teeth are misaligned, it may cause additional 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 Dr. Weller or Dr. Burns, finds one of these concerns during a dental examination, they can suggest an orthodontic procedure like Invisalign.

An Invisalign treatment is ideal for anyone who would like straighter, healthier teeth minus the hassle, pain, and look of braces. Even though the aligners should remain in the mouth the majority of the day, your aligners may be removed for cleaning your teeth and eating, plus for special occasions and physical activities. Much less obvious than traditional orthodontics that poke and cut the inside of your cheeks, your family and friends will probably not even realize that you're wearing your Invisalign aligners.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear removable plastic aligners (trays) that you change out about every two weeks. Each aligner progressively moves your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing position. The initial Invisalign aligners will be made with impressions at Weller Dental. When they are ready, you will come back to receive your initial trays with instructions from Dr. Weller. You should keep your aligners in for at least 20 hours every day for your treatment to work effectively, ideally taking them out only for cleaning and eating. In time, you'll move on to your next set of aligning trays as they carefully shift your teeth closer to proper alignment. You need to have appointments around every 6 – 8 weeks at Weller Dental to have your aligning trays evaluated and receive new aligners. How long you need to use the Invisalign system will differ considering the initial condition of your teeth and your goals; however, many patients need to wear trays for around a year.

What Can I Expect after Getting Invisalign?

As soon as you've made it to your goals, it is vital to prevent your teeth from shifting into their original position. Vivera retainers by Invisalign are created using the same materials to keep your teeth in 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. Dr. Weller will discuss with you how long to wear your retainer, as well as how to clean it after it is sent from the laboratory. Dr. Weller will keep watching the alignment of your teeth and bite during your dental examinations to make sure your teeth stay in their new place.

Is Invisalign Covered by Insurance?

Many of our patients find that part of their treatment cost is paid for by insurance. Our team can determine your coverage and figure out your remaining fees. Weller Dental offers many forms of payment if you are not using insurance. At your Invisalign consultation, Dr. Weller will talk about how much your treatment may cost and how our office can help to make your Invisalign treatment fit into your budget with payment plans and medical financing.

Invisalign FAQ

Can I wear Invisalign aligners while playing sports?
Yes, you can wear Invisalign aligners while playing sports. However, if you participate in contact sports, it's recommended to remove the aligners and wear a protective mouthguard to prevent any potential damage to your teeth and the aligners.

How often do I need to visit the dentist during Invisalign treatment?
During Invisalign treatment, you will typically need to visit your dentist every 6 to 8 weeks. These appointments allow Dr. Weller to monitor your progress, ensure that your teeth are moving as planned, and provide you with your next set of aligners. Regular check-ups help keep your treatment on track and allow for any necessary adjustments.

Can I smoke while wearing Invisalign aligners?
Smoking while wearing Invisalign aligners is not recommended. Smoking can stain the clear aligners, making them more visible and less aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, smoking can negatively impact your oral health and the effectiveness of your Invisalign treatment.

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Straighten Your Smile

If you are wanting healthier, straighter teeth without the problems and discomfort associated with metal braces, make an appointment with Dr. Weller to get more information on advanced teeth straightening with the Invisalign system. He will create your personalized Invisalign plan during your consultation at Weller Dental and help start you on the journey to a great smile.

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