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.
"Dr. Weller and his staff provide superb service and outcomes. It's been 11 months that I've had my Invisalign and I've already seen dramatic results. My teeth are well spaced and I can now floss easily. My dental hygiene and habits have improved 100%!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / May 08, 2018
"I've been going to Dr. Weller for a few years now and he's fantastic! I trust Dr. Weller completely with my dental health. You can talk to him about any concern (for me: gum grafting, orthodontics, cosmetic) and know that you're getting the best care and advice, whether he performs the work himself or refers you to a specialist that he trusts. My dental hygienist, Jackie is truly amazing, too!!! She is so friendly, upbeat and makes you feel right at home. Not much more I can ask for from a dental office. Thank you!"- V.B. / Yelp / Jan 29, 2018
"I highly recommend Dr. Weller and his excellent staff. Dr. Weller did a great job with my Invisalign. My teeth always feel so amazingly clean after my hygiene appointments. Jackie, Dr. Weller's hygienist, is simply the best! She really cares about her patients and is incredibly skilled, kind and smart. I really appreciate her attention to detail, expertise and excellent work!"- S.G. / Google / May 20, 2021
"Dr. Weller has been my dentist for 10 years and I've had cavities, a chipped tooth, a root canal/crown, and Invisalign during that time and he's taken great care of my teeth throughout it all. From the simple cleanings to the bigger procedures and everything in between I highly recommend Weller Dental. They have top notch and caring assistants and dental hygienists, and Dr Weller is the right balance of caring and professional. I also love that he doesn't try to make me do more than I want - only what's necessary without pushing for procedures unless they're really needed. Great dentist!"- A.A. / Google / Aug 08, 2018
"I highly recommend Dr. Weller and his excellent staff. Dr. Weller did a great job with my Invisalign. My teeth always feel so amazingly clean after my hygiene appointments. Jackie, Dr. Weller's hygienist, is simply the best! She really cares about her patients and is incredibly skilled, kind and smart. I really appreciate her attention to detail, expertise and excellent work!"- S.G. / Google / Jun 19, 2021
Am I A Candidate?
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.
What can I expect?
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 is the follow up?
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.
Can I Use my 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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $2,500
- Recovery Time
- How Long It Takes
- 1 Hour
- Follow Up Time
- 2 - 3 Weeks
Ready for a Consultation?
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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