Orland Park Invisalign experts
Invisalign treatment offers the same results as traditional braces for teens and adults, but with more freedom and flexibility. Booth Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Homer Glen, Orland Park, Lemont, Lockport, Palos, Frankfort and Mokena, and surrounding communities.
What is involved in Orland Park Invisalign treatment?
The Invisalign system aligns teeth and helps to improve oral health by using a series of clear, removable aligners. Invisalign, when used as directed has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic issues. We’ll use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth at your initial consultation. We’ll use this information to build aligners that are customized to your smile. The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over the teeth. These trays are designed to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move into their desired new positions.
What are the benefits of choosing Orland Park Invisalign treatment?
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign aligners besides being nearly invisible is their removability. You should remove your Invisalign aligners before eating or drinking anything thing other than water, and before brushing and flossing your teeth. It’s much easier to access your teeth to keep them clean and healthy when you have Invisalign instead of braces.
This is especially important for orthodontic patients.
You can avoid any food restriction because you remove your clear aligners when you eat. This is a great benefit because food restrictions are often the biggest learning curve with traditional braces. You don’t have to stop eating any of your favorite foods while you’re working on a straighter smile when you straighten your smile with Invisalign! 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, either. To make sure everything is progressing according to plan, Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits Dr. Ryan Booth about every 6-8 weeks.
How does the Orland Park 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 gradually until they reach their ideal positions as the aligners are replaced with the next one in the series.
We will check to make sure treatment is going according to plan during your visits to Booth Orthodontics. If you don’t change aligners as planned or skip your appointments, you can quickly undo any progress that’s been made. You must change the aligners on and wear them as directed. This is the most important element to success with your Orland Park Invisalign. Your trays will be custom designed to fit your unique dental needs. They will need to be changed frequently in order to keep up with the shifting of the teeth as they begin to straighten.
The average treatment can vary depending on the individual case, but the average treatment time tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months. Treatment time depends significantly on patient compliance. It’s important to remember that every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment differently. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. This means it can be hard to say with certainty how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results.
The treatment time estimate is based on patients following the recommended guidelines. Any small deviation from this can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program. This means wearing aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout the course of treatment.