If you require orthodontic treatment, you might want to consider using Invisalign. Invisalign is the commercial name for clear aligners trays. These aligners work similarly to traditional braces; however, there are some major differences and considerable advantages to using this innovative alternative.
Patients who need professional help to solve problems with their teeth and jaws’ alignment may choose Invisalign over conventional appliances for several reasons.
We like to remind our patients that, for starters, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible to the naked eye; you don’t have to worry too much about how you look with your aligners during the treatment. Second, your aligners are completely removable, meaning you won’t have any limitations to your diet (yay! popcorn!)
Invisalign aligners are an increasingly popular choice for adults and teens alike. Many professionals choose this alternative because they can easily integrate their need for orthodontic treatment with their secular activities without raising too many eyebrows. Self-conscious teens also prefer Invisalign because they are not a shocking alteration to their appearance whenever they smile.
Honestly, no one should feel embarrassed for pursuing orthodontic treatment, but if those concerns are in the back of your mind, choosing Invisalign can help reduce the anxiety.
Older patients should not feel their age limits their choices of treatment. You should, however, consult with a professional team of specialists and verify if you are a viable patient.
Regardless of your age, Invisalign can help solve your orthodontic conditions without any of the downsides typically associated with orthodontic appliances. Make sure you ask your orthodontist about Invisalign in your next appointment.
One concern in the mind of any patient is the length of treatment. We must warn you, every patient’s journey is unique. Some patients require more time to fix their smiles, and others even have very complex conditions we cannot resolve with Invisalign.
We will always lay out all options available to you so you make the best decision you can.
But when you come to your initial evaluation, we will review your history, determine if you are eligible for treatment, and give you an estimate for the length of your treatment.
Some patients completed their orthodontic treatment in 6 months, but many factors can change that outcome. Consider that, according to the official Invisalign FAQ, all patients have to wear their aligners anywhere between 20 and 22 hours a day.
Failing to comply with this and other directions from your orthodontist or skipping control visits to the orthodontist’s office will only prolong the treatment.
Let’s talk about a major advantage that comes with your clear aligners.
One major concern with orthodontic treatment is maintaining good dental hygiene and avoiding tooth decay or periodontal health complications. Fortunately, Invisalign has you covered.
This orthodontic appliance differs from braces in that you can remove the trays whenever you wish. You should take them off when grabbing a bite or drinking a beverage of your choice. Doing so will help minimize leftover food particles that get stuck in the trays.
You can also take off the trays when you go brush your teeth and use dental floss.
Invisalign is a great option for your treatment, and you should make the most of it with a professional team like ours.
Chawla Orthodontics puts at your disposal over 40 years of combined experience in orthodontics and a full array of services at each of our locations. Patients looking for the best providers of Invisalign treatment in Downers Grove can find us in our Westmont location.
You can take either Ogden Avenue or Maple Avenue to Westmont. Make sure to set your appointment online, or give us a call for more information. Hope to see you soon!