Learn More About Aesthetic and Structural Dental Problems Our Elmhurst Invisalign Dentists Treat

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jul 23, 2019

Improving the appearance and the health of your smile is easier than ever before thanks to state-of-the-art treatments like Invisalign. This versatile and effective treatment can optimize your smile without disrupting your life. Keep reading to learn more from our Elmhurst Invisalign dentists

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic system that incrementally moves teeth into better alignment using clear plastic aligners. Invisalign is completely metal-free and removable.

Can Invisalign Help Me?

Invisalign is designed to improve dental alignment, so, it might be right for you if you want to:

  • Close gaps between your teeth
  • Straighten crooked or crowded teeth
  • Correct an overbite, underbite, or crossbite
  • Widen your smile

What many people do not realize is that making these aesthetic changes to your smile can also improve the health of your mouth. It is easier to clean between straight, properly aligned teeth, for example. Additionally, research shows that properly structured bites wear better over time than underbites, overbites, and crossbites. By taking steps to refine your smile now, you can protect your oral health for the future.

How long does treatment take?

As you might imagine, the answer to this question varies greatly on a case to case basis. The average treatment time for Invisalign is 12-18 months. Your treatment timeline may be different depending on the current state of your smile as well as the dental goals you want to achieve.

The best way to get an accurate idea of how long treatment would take for you is to schedule a consultation with our Elmhurst Invisalign dentists. Once we take a look at your smile, and talk to you about your dental goals, we can give you a better idea of whether Invisalign is right for you, and what your treatment process would look like.

Give our office a call, or use the Contact Us page on our website to get started, today!