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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Invisalign

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Invisalign has become a household name and has worked up a reputation as the leading alternative to braces. You’ll recognize it as the clear, plastic retainer that somehow magically straightens your teeth without any metal hardware. But one of the things you didn’t know about Invisalign is that its popularity derives from many sources. So brace yourselves because I’m about to clue you in on  5 amazing, incredible, and downright interesting facts that you didn’t know about Invisalign. RELATED: How Does Invisalign Work? Process Explained by Dr. Siegel 5. It Can Improve Your Health I’m not going to bore you … Continue reading

Will Invisalign Improve My Jawline?


Many of my patients are eager to try Invisalign as a subtle way to straighten their teeth. But one other question I get asked a lot is, “Will Invisalign improve my jawline?” Invisalign helps to realign your teeth in the same way that traditional metal braces do. And while the Invisalign process is relatively the same, some people will be concerned that Invisalign can’t do as much as braces. With braces, you can have your jaw or overbite corrected with the use of rubber bands; a tactic that clearly isn’t available with clear aligners. At Big Smile Dental, we make … Continue reading

Does Invisalign Fix Overbites?

Besides wanting straighter teeth, you may be contemplating Invisalign to fix your overbite. But does Invisalign fix overbites? Invisalign is a great route to take if you are looking for something that is possibly less time consuming, less noticeable, and overall, less frustrating than traditional braces. It’s like a clear retainer that works diligently (and discreetly) to remedy your smile. The most well-known uses for these clear aligners include fixing crowded teeth, gaps, and yes, even overbites. To understand if Invisalign can actually help with your overbite, it is important to know the basics. RELATED: Invisalign Braces Treatment What Defines … Continue reading

How Does Invisalign Work? Process Explained by Dr. Siegel

Most people are familiar with the art of cosmetic dentistry. Invisalign is one such method that is simple and affordable enough for most people to indulge in. But how does Invisalign work, exactly? If you are curious about the Invisalign process, it’s probably because you’re looking for an alternative to braces. Braces can make you feel self-conscious and can be uncomfortable, which is why Invisalign serves as a great alternative for those that qualify. I always walk my patients through the step-by-step process for getting Invisalign. But just to give you a head-start, here is everything you will need to know … Continue reading

Pros & Cons of Invisalign


Invisalign is a miraculous modern technique that most dental patients prefer to straighten their teeth with. The majority of our patients rave about the pros of this treatment, but there are cons of Invisalign as well. Here at Big Smile Dental, we like to give you all the information. The decision to invest in Invisalign should not be taken lightly. Although Invisalign is achievable for most people, it is a long-term commitment and you should make sure that you are prepared for the upkeep. At your first consultation, our dentists will discuss your health history and your expectations for Invisalign … Continue reading

How Much Do Chicago Clear Braces Cost?

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Braces are a long term commitment, but a permanent solution to a misaligned smile. Sometimes genetics play a large part in how our teeth are aligned, and orthodontia can literally change your bite, your smile, and your confidence level. Most importantly, though, how much do Chicago clear braces cost? Why Do Clear Braces Sometimes Cost More? Braces in general should be looked at as a long term cost, and it often isn’t paid in one lump sum. Clear braces cost more because they must be remolded more often to maintain their invisibility. With standard metal braces, dentists can make simple … Continue reading

How does the cost of Invisalign® Compare to Braces?

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Invisalign® is a unique patented technology, but perhaps the best part about it is that its cost is not very different from traditional metal braces. Some people believe that Invisalign® treatment costs more than traditional braces, while others believe just the opposite. However, the truth may lie somewhere between the two extremes. The overall cost of either treatment primarily depends on the complexity of the case, and the length of the treatment required to correct the problem. There are a few other factors that influence the cost of treatment, as well. The skills and experience of the cosmetic dentist are … Continue reading

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