Adults and teens who want straighter teeth for a more attractive smile may be advised that orthodontic treatment is the best option. Wearing metal braces and wires for up to two years is not an appealing solution for many people, particularly those who want to convey a mature and sophisticated appearance. As a Naperville, IL, dentist, Dr. Thomas F. Brown gives his patients an alternative to traditional braces with Invisalign clear, removable orthodontic aligners. 

Do you want to discuss Invisalign treatment for you or your teenager? Call us today at 630-369-3120.

About Invisalign Treatment

In short, Invisalign treatment involves wearing custom-made, clear acrylic trays that emit gentle forces to realign teeth. If your case qualifies for Invisalign, after scanning your mouth, the dentist will send your records and treatment plan to a certified Invisalign lab. There, a technician will fabricate a full series of custom aligners to produce the desired results. 

You’ll wear one tray for two or three weeks as instructed by the dentist and then discard the aligner and wear the next one in your series. Gradually, the trays shift teeth toward their ideal positions. Upon wearing a new tray, the fit will be snug. As time goes by and teeth move, the aligner will not feel as tight.

Additionally, you’ll visit our Naperville, IL, dental office every six weeks so that your dentist can evaluate treatment progress. By the time you finish wearing your last aligner, your teeth will have moved into a uniform and appealing alignment, transforming your smile into a work of art!

Why Patients Love Invisalign

Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontics. In today’s blog, we’ll review five excellent reasons for choosing Invisalign over traditional metal braces.

  • Invisalign is discreet

Clear, BPA-free Invisalign aligners are nearly undetectable in the mouth. Only you and your dentist will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. If your image is important to your social, professional, or romantic life, Invisalign is a great treatment option. 

  • Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional braces

With traditional orthodontic braces, metal brackets scrape against sensitive oral tissues causing sores and discomfort. Wires threaded through the brackets can poke and irritate soft tissues, as well. In contrast, flexible acrylic Invisalign aligners don’t cause any sores or irritation to soft tissues. Furthermore, adjustment visits aren’t necessary. Patients with traditional braces must visit the dentist every four to six weeks so that braces wires can be tightened. This causes lingering discomfort for a few days.

  • Invisalign is removable

Attending a special event? Having your photo taken? With Invisalign, you won’t worry about what your smile looks like. Simply remove your Invisalign aligners for the occasion, then replace them in your mouth. Note that Invisalign requires aligners to be worn 22 hours a day to keep teeth moving in the right direction.

  • Invisalign is super easy to clean

Because Invisalign trays are removable, you won’t have to hassle with cleaning around brackets and beneath wires. You also won’t need to concern yourself with brackets leaving blemishes on your teeth after treatment. Simply remove your aligner, brush and floss your teeth, and rinse the aligner with a fragrance-free soap. Pat it dry and replace it in your mouth.

  • Invisalign treatment is often shorter than traditional braces treatment

The average treatment time for a teen or adult wearing traditional orthodontic braces is between 18 and 24 months. Invisalign’s average treatment time is just 10 to 18 months. Impressive, isn’t it?

Call Us Today for Your Invisalign Consultation

To learn more about Invisalign and determine whether you’re a candidate for this innovative orthodontic therapy, schedule a consultation in our Naperville, IL, dentists’ office. Call 630-369-3120 or reserve an appointment online