The Clear Alternative to Braces.
The Invisalign (invisible braces) system is an FDA approved orthodontic treatment. This unique treatment fixes malocclusion with a series of custom-made aligners.
Invisalign orthodontic aligners are essentially a solution of invisible braces. Using the Carol Stream Invisalign allows you to smile confidently both during and after treatment. With the Invisalign treatment, you will be using a series of clear, removable aligners. This will allow your teeth to gradually move towards the smile you have always wanted. Best of all, almost no one will know you are wearing them unless you tell them!
Invisalign orthodontic aligners are clear, easy, and comfortable to wear. Since the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods. The Invisalign invisible braces need to be worn day and night. The only time these aligners are not worn is when eating, brushing and flossing. It is very important to brush and floss after each meal. This will keep your aligners clean and your teeth healthy.
Many people mistakenly believe that the Invisalign orthodontic system can only treat minor teeth straightening issues. Believe it or not, Invisalign can treat various conditions. The fact is, it successfully treats patients with moderate and severe conditions, including:
CROWDING: Not enough room for the teeth
SPACING: Gaps between the teeth
OVERBITE: Protruding upper teeth
UNDERBITE: Protruding lower teeth
DEEP BITE: Upper front teeth hiding the lower teeth
OPEN BITE: Vertical spacing between the front teeth
Benefits of Straighter Teeth
Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than teeth that are crowded, crooked, or spaced too far apart. Properly aligned teeth can help gums fit more tightly around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.
With maintenance of good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, or periodontal disease can be reduced.
Decreased Risk of Abnormal Wear.
Properly aligned teeth can be less stressful to the supporting bone jaw joints. Which can reduce the effects of abnormal force, such as tooth chipping, breaking, or wear.
How Does Invisalign Work?
When you meet with Dr. Brian Evans he will take orthodontic records of your teeth and photo's of your individual profile. This will include a comprehensive exam, panoramic x-ray, and intra-oral photos. He will scan your teeth to make a model of your current conditions. This material will then be forwarded to the Invisalign laboratory. At Invisalign, they will create a computer model of your teeth and treatment. This model will animate how your teeth will move from the current position to the final destination.
Dr. Brian Evans reviews and approves the treatment plan. Carol Stream IL Invisalign produces a series of clear, plastic aligners that correspond to the stages of tooth movement in 3-D. The teeth will shift in small amounts with the design to each set of aligners. You will wear each stage of orthodontic aligners for approximately two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. You will need to visit Dr. Brian Evans every four to six weeks to check your progress and get new orthodontic aligners. Week by week, your teeth will straighten until they reach the final position.
Like traditional braces, the length of orthodontic treatment depends on the complexity of the case. The average treatment time is twelve months.
Typically, an insurance policy that covers traditional orthodontic braces also covers Invisalign invisible braces to the same extent.
A Potential Health Risk
Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentists call "malocclusion." Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws. In turn, this will lead to premature wear of teeth. Wear can worsen over time and even result in tooth loss.
The Progression of Periodontal Disease
When teeth are crowded, plaque with harmful bacteria can attach to the tooth surface down to the bottom of the pocket. Plaque can be difficult to remove from crowded areas because it is difficult to keep that area clean. Bacteria can cause gum tissue surrounding the tooth to degrade and in severe cases, bone loss. Severe periodontal infection, if left untreated, may increase the risk for atherosclerosis-induced conditions. Some atherosclerosis-induced conditions include coronary heart disease, stroke, complications of diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and respiratory diseases.