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Invisalign - A Beginners Guide

Gurnee Dentist

Invisalign - A Beginners Guide

Gurnee IL Family Dentist

Due to its’ ever-growing popularity, most people have at least heard about Invisalign by this time. Since over 1,000,000 people around the world have already used the clear aligner system to achieve a smile that is straighter, Dentists are proud to offer Invisalign to their patients who qualify!

Lets Take A Look At Some Of The Basics First

The Invisalign system offers results that are simply beautiful, the same as do traditional braces made of wire and metal. Each aligner is worn for one to two weeks, typically,  gradually moving the teeth, before it is replaced by the next one in a series. This is repeated until the position that is desired is completely accomplished.

Due to its’ near invisibility, Invisalign straightens the teeth less obviously than others.  Always remove the aligners before eating any meal, so that there is no need to restrict certain foods. Daily hygiene maintenance is so much simpler, since there are no wires or metal brackets involved in the use of Invisalign.

Invisalign Has A Lot To Offer

Below is a guide to the Invisalign system of treatment, and all that is involved.


When you have chosen your orthodontist, the first step is to set an appointment for an initial consultation.  A complimentary consultation is quite common with most dentists, when a person is truly interested in orthodontic treatment.

As part of his oral examination, an orthodontist would take x-rays and photos of a patients’ teeth during this initial consultation, in order for him/her to make an informed decision as to the suitability  of this particular treatment. How much the procedure costs, how it all works and any other pertinent questions could then be asked by the candidate.

A Customized Plan Of Treatment

Impressions of your teeth will be made by the dentist, once the mutual decision has been made by both the orthodontist and the candidate to go with Invaslign, and a personalized plan treatment has been developed. A 3D digital image of your teeth will then be made, which will enable the mapping out of the different stages of positioning the teeth throughout the duration  of the treatment.

The time period involved for most adults, for the treatment period schedule, will be from nine to 15 months, and will differ with each unique individual.

Much the same as it would with traditional braces, the time period for teenagers teeth to be corrected by Invisalign would be 24-36 months.

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