Many individuals never had traditional braces when they were young, however, today they desire to have straighter teeth. Another pool of individuals may actually have had braces at one time but still desire straighter teeth. With advanced technology at DentalWorks - Harlem & North at Chicago, IL, clear aligner trays, such as Invisalign, can straighten the teeth. Invisalign uses numerous sets of trays to gently and slowly shift the teeth into alignment. These clear fit snugly over the teeth and are worn throughout the day and night. They are usually only taken off for eating, drinking colored liquids, and brushing. Invisalign from our dentists at DentalWorks - Harlem & North can quickly improve the teeth for a beautiful smile.
What to Expect
If the patient decides that Invisalign is the right choice for teeth straightening needs, treatment begins with digital X-rays of the mouth so that the trays can be created. Our dentists and the staff at DentalWorks - Harlem & North help each patient to understand how to wear and care for their aligners, and discuss to the patient about the importance of making sure wear the aligners in for 20-22 hours a day. Invisalign are to be worn for two weeks before a new set of aligners are then provided. This is based on the straightening progress of the teeth. During each visit at DentalWorks - Harlem & North, our dentists will provide the patient a precise timeframe of how much longer they will need to wear Invisalign.
Once the Invisalign treatment is completed, it is important that the patient wear an Invisalign Vivera retainer to preserve the results. Most patients need to wear their retainer in place during the night. For continued success, patients should continue to visit our dentists at DentalWorks - Harlem & North twice a year and follow a diligent home oral routine.
The total cost of Invisalign will vary based on the complexity pertaining to the patient's teeth, and the number of sets of trays that will be necessary. Dental insurance with orthodontics may cover a portion of the expense. This varies depending on the patient's coverage. The staff at DentalWorks - Harlem & North will calculate what the patient's benefits are so that an accurate fee can be provided by our dentists during the patient's initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
For adults who have a nice smile, but wish for straighter teeth, Invisalign from DentalWorks - Harlem & North in Chicago, IL are a great solution to meet your cosmetic goals. Clear orthodontic aligners can be worn easily to provide you the smile you want. Our dentists will discuss all of the options with clear braces today and determine if Invisalign at DentalWorks - Harlem & North is the right choice for you.