Invisalign® Removable Clear Aligners
Over four million Americans wear braces to correct a misaligned bite. However, most people do not enjoy spending years in metal brackets and wires during their orthodontic treatment. At Winnetka Dental Care, we offer a unique alternative to traditional braces—Invisalign®. Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth with discreet clear aligners and removes many of the hassles and discomfort of braces.
How Invisalign Works
The Invisalign process is simple, especially when compared to traditional orthodontics. We will take an impression of your mouth to capture images of your current bite. Dr. Ardeshir “Eddy” Raghian will then use these images to design a plan for your tooth alignment. You will be provided with a series of clear plastic aligners, that when worn, are nearly invisible. You will need to wear these aligners for around 20-22 hours every day as they gently shift your teeth into the correct position. After one week, you will change out your current aligner for a new one that slightly aligns your teeth further. This process continues until your teeth are in their ideal position.
An Improved Patient Experience
With Invisalign, you will take out your aligners every time you eat or brush and floss your teeth. This allows you to eat any foods without restriction and keep your oral health in top condition. With proper wearing of the aligners, your treatment time will likely be less than with traditional braces since there are no brackets that can break and slow down treatment. For teens, we can even provide compliance indicators on the aligners that show whether or not the aligners are being worn the appropriate amount of time.