Arbor Dental Group
Neal H. Acharya, DDS
General Dentistry located in Buffalo Grove, IL
If you think conventional wire-and-bracket braces are the only way to straighten teeth, think again—Invisalign® clear aligners are an easier, more efficient, and more appealing way to correct bite alignment, close prominent gaps, and create your best smile. Orthodontics expert Neal Acharya, DDS, and the team at Arbor Dental Group offer Invisalign clear braces to teen and adult patients alike. Call their Buffalo Grove, Illinois, office to learn more, or click online to book an appointment today.
What are Invisalign clear aligners?
Invisalign is a groundbreaking orthodontic system that uses a series of clear, custom aligner trays to straighten crooked teeth, fix protruding teeth, and close gaps. On top of successfully addressing mild to moderate alignment and spacing issues, Invisalign can fix virtually any bite problem, including:
- Open bites
Made from durable, BPA-free plastic that’s custom-contoured for a perfect fit, Invisalign aligners are inconspicuous as well as removable—most people won’t notice you’re wearing them, and you can take them out when it’s time to eat a meal or brush and floss your teeth.
How does the Invisalign system work?
Much like regular wire-and-bracket braces, Invisalign aligners use applied force to change the position of your teeth over time. But because the Invisalign system delivers that force with greater precision and a higher level of control, it can usually get the job done more efficiently than regular braces.
Invisalign combines 3D imaging and highly specialized computer software to create a series of custom-fit aligners, each of which is designed to alter the position of specific teeth until your teeth are straight, your gaps are closed, and your bite is perfectly aligned.
Your Invisalign treatment plan at Arbor Dental Group determines which teeth are moved at each stage for optimum efficiency and the best possible results. Your personal plan also determines how long you wear each aligner (one or two weeks) before moving on to the next aligner in the series.
How does Invisalign compare to traditional braces?
Besides being a more efficient orthodontic solution, Invisalign offers several major benefits over regular braces. Compared to conventional wire-and-bracket braces, Invisalign aligners are:
Clear Invisalign aligners won’t detract from your smile during treatment, making them a more attractive alternative to old-school metal braces for young adolescents, older teens, and adults alike.
Made from high-tech, custom-contoured SmartTrack® material, Invisalign aligners provide an unsurpassably comfortable fit that won’t chafe your gums or damage your tooth enamel.
Even though you should wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours each day to keep your treatment progressing as planned, you can conveniently remove them for sports practice, a job interview, or any other important event.
Being able to remove your aligners when it’s time to eat a meal or brush and floss makes it much easier to maintain excellent oral hygiene throughout your Invisalign treatment.
To find out what Invisalign can do for you or your teen, call Arbor Dental Group today or click online to book an appointment at any time.