Crooked teeth usually result in a crooked smile. People are very aware of the fact that their teeth are extremely important; not only for the job they do but for purposes of self esteem. For those with crooked and misaligned teeth the answer may be Invisalign in Chicago. Invisalign is an affordable option to traditional metal braces, Invisalign retainers are not intrusive, the patients feel a sense of privacy while their teeth are ever so slowly being moved into the proper position without the potential embarrassment of a mouthful of wires and metal.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign consists of a number of invisible aligners that fit over the teeth and slowly straighten them. Invisalign in Chicago has no unsightly wires, brackets or head gear. Using a computer, the dentist creates a three dimensional image of the patient’s teeth, the program then calculates the length of time and the number of unique aligners that will be needed to do the job. Approximately every two weeks the patient will begin wearing a new aligner which is slightly different than the previous set; this procedure carries on until the patient’s teeth have moved to the ideal position. As the aligner is invisible it can be worn at all times, even in situations where traditional braces might be socially unacceptable. A key benefit of Invisalign is that they can easily be removed when it is time to eat or perform oral care; once finished, the aligners are returned to the mouth. Invisalign in Chicago is one of the newest and perhaps the best dental technology available for those that wish to realign and straighten their teeth without using visually evident metal braces.
How long does it take to straighten your teeth using Invisalign?
Every case is different; hence the length of time to complete the process is also different. In the majority of cases between 20 and 30 aligners are used, if each aligner is used for two weeks one can quickly calculate that the average time is about one year, but as noted, this varies.
Patients prefer Invisalign in Chicago because no attention is drawn to the mouth; metal braces tend to do just the opposite. There is no pain involved, unlike conventional braces that need tightening during the process. There have been cases reported where Invisalign repositioned teeth that had earlier be subjected to conventional braces. Invisalign treatments are permanent; the teeth are realigned and straightened once and for all.
Invisalign in Chicago is an exciting new approach to repositioning and realigning teeth with no visible indication. For complete details you are invited to talk to the dentists at the Art of Modern Dentistry.