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Invisalign® Specialist

If you’re looking for a more discreet alternative to braces, Invisalign® is your revolutionary near-invisible teeth-straightening solution. The skilled dentists of Pearly Whites Dentistry in Schaumburg, Illinois are happy to provide this effective, advanced cosmetic dentistry treatment to realign and straighten misaligned and crooked teeth.

With a series of comfortable plastic aligner trays, some smiles can be straightened in just six months. Call Pearly Whites Dentistry to discover Invisalign® or use the online scheduling tool.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a popular and impressive teeth-straightening solution gradually shifting your teeth into alignment in a process that typically takes between six to 18 months. With Invisalign®, you wear a series of thermoplastic, comfortable, custom-made aligner trays.

How does Invisalign® Straighten Teeth?

Invisalign® starts with a personal consultation with your Pearly Whites Dentistry professional. Impressions of your teeth are produced and used to form a 3D model. The 3D model helps your dentist plan the movement of your teeth and create a customized Invisalign® treatment plan.

In some cases, you’re given an estimated time frame for your Invisalign® treatment. Some Invisalign® treatments can be completed in as little as six months. With Invisalign®, you can preview your results to see how your straightened teeth will look by viewing a 3D computer simulation and digital design.

A dental lab creates your custom aligner trays and sends them to the Pearly Whites Dentistry office. You place the trays over your teeth and wear them for a minimum of 22 hours every day for optimal results.

Every two weeks you’ll receive new custom trays. This process will continue until you’re happy with the functioning and aesthetics of your teeth and smile.

Following your treatment, your dentist might suggest you wear a retainer derived from the same material as your aligner trays. The retainer keeps your teeth aligned and makes sure they don’t drift out of place.

What are the Advantages of Invisalign®?

Invisalign® offers many advantages and works especially well for treating crossbites, underbites, overbites, and open bites. Invisalign® can also successfully treat misaligned, crooked, and overcrowded teeth.

Some of the Many Advantages of Invisalign® are:

  • 20 years of impressive clinical research
  • Removable trays that allow you to brush your teeth and eat
  • Discretion (near-invisible plastic)
  • Proven effectiveness for all ages, including children and adolescents
  • A compliance indicator to monitor the duration adolescents are wearing their aligner trays

Invisalign® resolves many of the issues commonly associated with metal braces, such as unsightly and uncomfortable tightening wires and brackets. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® involves a comfortable, smooth, thermoplastic material that doesn’t irritate or poke your gums.

Invisalign® brings discretion, comfort, and practicality to the world of teeth straightening. Learn more by calling Pearly Whites Dentistry or use the online scheduler.

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