Invisalign is probably the most talked about orthodontic treatment in Chicago, or anywhere else. Usually, people just don't get excited about braces, but Invisalign is different. It is so very different from the familiar “train tracks” that many people wonder if it even works. You've seen the photos of gnarled smiles before Invisalign, and gorgeous smiles after Invisalign, and you've probably wondered if they come from dental treatment or Photoshop.
If you want to see the real deal, we have several photos of actual patients here on our website, showing the true potential of Invisalign and other treatments that we offer. We have many more actual, untouched “before and after” patient photos in our office. We'll be happy to show you; just ask when you visit us.
Yes, it can do that
Designed with the philosophy of “less is more” Invisalign relies on thin, lightweight, transparent aligners to do the same job as metal brackets and wires. As you can see in the “before and after” pictures, Invisalign is up to the task. You might be thinking that such a simple system couldn't possibly fix your smile. In all likelihood, the answer is yes it can. Yes, you could be a candidate for Invisalign, even if:
- Your teeth are crowded together or overlapping. In many cases, this can be accomplished without extractions.
- Your teeth are spaced out. This happens when your jaw keeps growing, and so do the gaps between teeth.
- You have bite issues. Invisalign isn't a lightweight cosmetic solution. It can correct overbite, under bite, cross bite, and more.
- Your teeth are crooked. Yes, even if they are turned, out of line, or standing as straight as the last customers out of the bar at closing time, Invisalign can help.
What can't Invisalign do
Everything has limitations. No orthodontic system is ideal for every single case; we can recommend the best option after a comprehensive examination. Additionally, it can't alter the size, shape, or color of teeth, or repair damages, but it can be included in a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses multiple issues. Oh, and it doesn't do windows. Sorry.
If you want to see your own “after Invisalign” image in the mirror every morning for the rest of your life, call us at 773-772-8400 and schedule a consultation.