Lockport Invisalign experts
For teens and adults who want the same results traditional braces provide, but with more freedom and flexibility, Invisalign could be the answer!
Booth Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles in communities such as Orland Park, Lockport, Palos, Frankfort, and Mokena.
What is involved in Lockport Invisalign treatment?
The Invisalign clear aligner system aligns teeth and helps improve oral health by using a series of clear, removable aligners. The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over the teeth. These trays should be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move into their desired new positions. When used as directed, Invisalign has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic issues. At your initial consultation, we’ll use X-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of your teeth, and use that to build a customized aligner that is specific to your smile.
What are the benefits of choosing Lockport Invisalign treatment?
Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is even more important for orthodontic patients. One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign aligners besides being nearly invisible is that you can take them off. Invisalign aligners should be taken off before eating or drinking anything other than water. This means you’ll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires. They’re also meant to be removed before brushing and flossing. This makes it’s much easier to clean your teeth as part of your great oral hygiene routine.
Since you can remove your clear aligners, you can eat whatever you want. Food restrictions are the biggest thing to get used to with traditional braces for many people. With Invisalign, you don’t have to skip any of your favorite foods while you’re working on a straighter smile! Aligners do need to be removed before all meals in order to avoid staining. They should also be cleaned and rinsed out with warm water at least once or twice a day.
With Invisalign aligners, there are no pesky wires to poke out and irritate the mouth, and there aren’t any adjustment appointments. Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks so Dr. Ryan Booth can be sure everything is going according to plan.
How does the Lockport Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks, and should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. Your teeth will move into place as the aligners are replaced with the next one in the series until they reach their final desired positions.
During visits with Booth Orthodontics, we will check to make sure treatment is going as planned. You must change the aligners on time and wear them as directed because your compliance is the most important element to success with your Lockport Invisalign. Your trays will be custom designed to fit you. They will need to be changed on time in order to keep up with the shifting of the teeth as they begin to straighten. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can mess up your progress.
It’s important to remember that every patient will respond differently to orthodontic treatment. Invisalign works in a different, less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. This means we can’t say for sure how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. Though the average tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can vary widely from case to case. Treatment time depends significantly on patient compliance.
The average treatment time is estimated based on patients who follow the recommended guidelines. This means wearing aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day, during treatment. Any small deviation from this can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if you stick to the program.
To learn more about Lockport Invisalign, or to find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.