Straight teeth are the foundations of a beautiful smile. Very few people are born with and develop perfectly aligned teeth. If you’re one of the many who need help creating the healthy and beautiful smile you desire, orthodontic treatment may be in your future.
Orthodontics may generate visions of shiny metal braces and complicated wires, which are a definite turn-off. Newer technology makes straightening your teeth easier than ever, especially when you use Invisalign®. These customized, clear, and easy-to-use aligners are the gold standard in obtaining a healthy and straight smile.
The team at Bucktown Wicker Park Dental in Chicago, Illinois, proudly offers Invisalign and Invisalign Teen as innovative options for youth and adults who want a better smile. New Invisalign improvements allow us to use this system to solve many troublesome dental problems.
Your aligned smile matters
Crooked or crowded teeth easily allow food particles to get trapped, and cleaning these complicated spaces can be very difficult. Getting floss in between these teeth can be an impossibility. This leads to plaque buildup, which raises your risk of decay, cavities, and oral infections.
A misaligned smile can also result in headaches, neck aches, and jaw pain. Plus, concern for your appearance can cause you to hide crooked teeth, impacting your self-image and self-confidence.
Contrast all that with the benefits of a straight, aligned smile. Brushing and flossing are easier, teeth stay healthier, and you are proud to smile with greater confidence.
How Invisalign works
Invisalign corrects crooked and crowded teeth by using gentle pressure to gradually shift them into better positions. The clear BPA-free plastic trays are worn most of the time while you’re awake and asleep. You only remove them to eat, drink anything besides water, and brush and floss your teeth.
You wear your Invisalign devices for 20-22 hours per day throughout the process and receive a new set every 1-2 weeks. Our dental team will evaluate your progress to ensure your teeth are moving according to plan. Any adjustments can be made in your next sets of custom aligners.
Dental problems Invisalign can fix
Far too many people believe that Invisalign can only work on mildly misaligned teeth; that is completely untrue. While some serious malocclusions may require traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners can correct a wide range of common dental problems, including:
- Overbite — your upper teeth overlap your lower teeth
- Underbite — your lower teeth sit in front of your upper teeth
- Crossbite — your upper and lower jaws are misaligned
- Crowding — your teeth twist or overlap
- Gapped teeth — you have excessive space in between teeth
- Crooked teeth — there isn’t enough room for all of your teeth
The talented oral care team at Bucktown Wicker Park Dental is pleased to offer Invisalign solutions for these and other orthodontic problems. If you’re ready to begin changing your crooked smile in Chicago, contact us by phone or online today and ask about the benefits of Invisalign for you or your teen.