Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Crooked or misaligned teeth not only look bad, but they can also significant consequences for your oral health. If you feel self-conscious and concerned about your smile, we can help. At Neu Family Dental, we offer some orthodontic treatments to get your smile back on track, such as Invisalign.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear, plastic aligner trays to slowly straighten out your teeth. The trays typically need to be worn for 22-24 hours a day for six to 18 months, depending on your individual needs. Invisalign is best when used for minor to moderate orthodontic issues. The more complex orthodontic issue may require the use of traditional metal braces. During a consultation appointment, Dr. Neu will determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you.
Once we decide you are a suitable candidate, we will develop an appropriate treatment plan. This usually involves the use of photographs, X-rays, and 3D CBCT scans. This information will be collected and sent to the Invisalign headquarters. There, they will use it to fabricate a series of aligner trays.
You will be asked to wear each tray for two weeks at a time. You may experience some minor pain or discomfort at first. This is normal. You should adjust to your new tray within the first few days. We will also ask you to schedule an appointment every four to six weeks so we can monitor your progress.
How do Braces Compare to Invisalign®?
Despite the drawbacks to traditional braces, the results can sometimes be worth it. Traditional braces are the most effective way to fix more complex orthodontic issues such as a crossbite or an open bite.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign is most ideal for adult patients, especially those who do not want to experience the stigma associated with traditional braces. In recent years, teenagers have also benefited from Invisalign. Invisalign Teen comes with a blue indicator to ensure the aligners are being worn close to full time.
Ready to Schedule Your Invisalign® Appointment?
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign call (224) 484-0227, and schedule an appointment today!
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