Image Dental provides the very best in dental care to Cicero and its neighboring communities. We are here for you for all of your oral health needs from routine checkups to fillings to orthodontics. If you are considering traditional braces, you might find that the popular Invisalign system suits your lifestyle and goals for your smile better. The knowledgeable staff here at Image Dental will work with you to carefully assess your orthodontic needs and determine if this option is right for you.
Invisalign is a series of virtually invisible, removable orthodontic aligners that Image Dental offers to many of its patients as an alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign is especially appealing to those who want straight teeth but don’t want the unsightliness of metal braces.
How will Invisalign straighten my teeth? The Invisalign system uses computer-aided design to create custom-fit aligners. You will change aligners approximately every two weeks. Each aligner will move the teeth in small increments of about .25 millimeters to .33 millimeters. Although the aligners are removable (for eating, drinking certain beverages and brushing/flossing), they must be worn a minimum of 20-22 hours a day be successful in realigning the teeth.
Image Dental uses the Invisalign system to help its patients correct following dental concerns:
- Overly crowded teeth that don’t leave enough room in the jaw for all of the teeth to fit comfortably.
- Widely-spaced teeth due to abnormal growth of the jaw or shifting of the teeth due to missing teeth.
- Overbite/overjet of the upper teeth over the lower teeth.
- Crossbites that cause one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth.
If you’re a candidate for Invisalign, you can maintain your beautiful smile at the same time you’re straightening your teeth. Image Dental can help you with all of your oral health needs, and if a straighter smile is on your agenda, we have many options for you to consider including the discreet and easy-to-use Invisalign system. Contact us for a consultation and get started on the path toward straighter teeth today. We’re here for you at (708) 390-9599.