Invisalign® Offers an Inconspicuous Way to Gradually Straighten Your Teeth

Dr. Ardeshir Raghian offers Invisalign® at his Winnetka, IL, dental office for patients who wish to achieve a symmetrical smile, while correcting issues such as an overbite, crossbite, or underbite. Although Dr. Raghian is not a licensed orthodontics provider, he does have extensive knowledge and experience in helping patients achieve a straighter smile with Invisalign®. With this pain- and hassle-free orthodontic treatment, you can gradually and discreetly realign your smile.

Invisalign® Basics

Invisalign® is an orthodontic system that uses clear acrylic aligners worn on the top and bottom teeth to gradually realign your smile. There are no metal brackets, wires, or uncomfortable adjustments as with traditional orthodontic methods. With a carefully designed treatment plan, Dr. Raghian can often help you achieve a straighter smile in just nine to 18 months.

With this pain- and hassle-free orthodontic treatment, you can gradually and discreetly realign your smile.

When you meet with Dr. Raghian, he will take impressions of your teeth and send them to an Invisalign lab to customize your aligners. When your aligners are ready, you will return to our office for detailed instructions on their use and care. You should plan to wear each set of aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours each day for one week, before moving on to the next set. Wearing your aligners for less time could result in an extended treatment plan. You will return to our office every six weeks or so for us to monitor your progress and answer any questions that you have.

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Invisalign® trays are made of a clear plastic which means they are nearly invisible during use.

Who is a Candidate for Invisalign®?

Teens and adults with mild to moderate misalignment are typically the best candidates for Invisalign®. We can use Invisalign® to treat:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth

Patients who choose Invisalign® must have realistic expectations of their treatment outcome, and also be committed to wearing the aligners at least 20 hours each day to achieve their desired outcomes within the estimated timeframe.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign®?

Most patients deem the discreet appearance of the aligners as the greatest benefit of Invisalign®. Because they are virtually invisible, you can feel confident in both personal and professional settings, especially once your ideal alignment is achieved. Since the aligners are removable, caring for your teeth is much simpler than with traditional orthodontics. Additionally, you have the freedom to continue eating all your favorite foods. Once you achieve a straighter smile, it will also lessen your risk of developing cavities or gum disease.

Schedule Your Orthodontic Consultation

If you want to achieve a straighter smile but do not want to wear metal braces, contact our dental office today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign®. Dr. Raghian has the extensive knowledge and experience necessary to help you achieve a straighter, more symmetrical, and more beautiful smile.