Invisalign clear aligner trays are a revolutionary orthodontic treatment. They offer a superior fit, maximum comfort for patients and can be used to treat most orthodontic issues.
Unlike metal braces, the aligner trays from Invisalign are removable. This means that patients can eat, drink and clean their teeth easily, but it also implies that there is an added responsibility for the patient to wear the aligner trays as prescribed.
The process of aligning your smile with Invisalign starts with a computerized treatment plan. First, 3D digital images of your teeth are taken. These images allow us to view the jaw from different angles, move your teeth on the screen, predict the results of the treatment before we even begin.
Once the treatment planning is done, a custom set of aligners is made. The total number of aligners and time of treatment varies from patient to patient. The aligners should always be worn, except when eating and drinking, brushing and flossing. Generally, patients are instructed to change to the next aligner in the series every 7-14 days.
Choosing the right form of orthodontic treatment to fix the alignment of your teeth is very important, and there are a number of considerations to make while selecting the best form of treatment. At Washington Dental Care, we work with our patients to evaluate their dental health and determine the ideal treatment options for them. If you wish to learn if you are an ideal candidate for treatment using Invisalign clear aligners, please contact our office for a consultation. You can call us at (312) 819-8488. We are conveniently located at 1229 W. Washington Boulevard #100, Chicago, IL 60607.