Dental patients who want to straighten their teeth for a better smile often think they need a referral to an orthodontist and years of traditional orthodontic treatment. However, Dr. Theodore Siegel, of Big Smile Dental in Chicago, can work with his patients to align their teeth quickly, effectively, and without embarrassing brackets and wires.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign orthodontic treatment uses transparent plastic trays to gently shift the teeth into their proper positions. Patients receive a custom treatment plan and move to a new tray approximately every two weeks until their teeth are straight, and their smile is beautiful.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers many advantages over traditional braces.
- Discretion – because the trays are clear, most people won’t even know you’re wearing them. You can speak clearly and smile confidently without feeling self-conscious about your orthodontic treatment.
- Comfort – Traditional braces can be uncomfortable. The brackets can cut the inside of the cheek, while the wires scratch, and the rubber bands snap. Furthermore, every four weeks patients have the braces tightened, which causes some discomfort as well. Invisalign’s clear trays are smooth and comfortable, causing little irritation of the gums and cheeks.
- Removability – Invisalign trays should be worn at least 20 hours a day to achieve the results you want. They can be removed for eating and brushing. This prevents patients from having to give up their favorite foods while undergoing orthodontic treatment. It also promotes better oral health throughout the treatment process.
- Convenience – Because patients simply move to the next tray in their series, they can avoid monthly checkups with the dentist.
Whether you’ve always wanted to improve your smile but didn’t undergo treatment, or if your teeth have shifted after previous orthodontic treatment, Invisalign can help. To find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign orthodontic treatment, call Big Smile Dental at 773-772-8400 today.