Invisalign® is an alternative to traditional wire and bracket braces. Popular with adults and older teens who require orthodontic solutions who find the idea of braces unattractive, Invisalign® is less noticeable and offers faster results.
Where braces can take upwards of 36 months to correct malocclusion in adult mouths, Invisalign® may properly align teeth in as few as 12. This is something that is best determined by Chicago dentist Dr. Gerilyn Alfe.
To learn if you are a good candidate for Invisalign®, please Contact Chicago Smile Spa or call (773) 348-2704 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alfe.
What Invisalign® can Address
Invisalign® addresses mild to moderate malocclusion such as:
- Gaps and spaces
- Crowding and crooked presentation
- Overbite, under bite, cross bite
- Over jet
When these issues are minor, a solution such as a smile makeover with porcelain veneers and other restorative options may be suitable. However, when an orthodontic solution is required, Invisalign® offers significant benefits over traditional braces.
Advantages of Adult Orthodontics
The Invisalign® treatment uses clear, hard plastic aligner trays. Your trays will be customized by Dr. Alfe to gradually move your teeth into their optimal alignment over the course of your treatment period. When worn as directed, every few weeks you will be ready for your next progressive aligner.
Another advantage is that the aligners for adult orthodontics can be removed for eating and teeth cleaning. This allows you to avoid dietary restrictions and to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You may also remove them for special occasions, such as nights out with family or friends.
Opt for Propel Technology
Dr. Alfe is proud to provide this cutting edge technology to her patients at Chicago Smile Spa. Propel is a treatment that decreases the need for adults to wear braces for long periods of time. The quick and gentle in-office procedure uses the body’s natural biology to stimulate bone growth. As the teeth move into their desired location, the surrounding bone heals around the teeth to hold them in place. The treatment approach can decrease orthodontic treatment with Invisalign by more than 50%!
Invisalign® offers a number of advantages for ideal candidates. During your Chicago adult orthodontics consultation, Dr. Alfe would be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine which solution is best for your needs.
Please contact our experienced Chicago cosmetic dentist to schedule your adult orthodontic consultation today.