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The Smile Problems That Invisalign Can Treat

We all want to have straight teeth, but for most of us, they don't come naturally. Braces, retainers, and other dental implements are used by many to obtain picture-perfect smiles, and while effective, there is also a discreet, attractive alternative to fixing your smile: Invisalign.

Here in LaGrange, IL, your dentist, Dr. James M. Maragos, can help you see quick results with Invisalign, a graduated set of aligners that permanently fix your smile—read on to learn more.


What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a dental treatment that uses clear, flexible plastic aligners to gently and gradually shift your teeth into their correct place. In graduated sizes, each set is worn for a few weeks, concentrating on a few teeth at a time, before you begin working through the next sets of aligners, one at a time, until your treatment is complete.


What can Invisalign treat?

If you have any of the following, your LaGrange dentist may recommend Invisalign:

  • Crookedness
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Gaps
  • Crossbites
  • Overcrowded teeth

These conditions can increase your risk of tooth decay, irritated gums, difficulty eating, and jaw joint problems, but with Invisalign, you can remedy them before they become a problem.


What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign works like traditional orthodontics to straighten, align, or close the gaps in your teeth, but does so in a more discreet and rapid fashion. Invisalign is often more comfortable as well, since it causes less pressure on your teeth. Although left in place for 22 hours a day, your aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Due to this removability, there are also no dietary restrictions with this treatment option.


Interested? Give us a call

Even, attractive teeth can be yours with the help of a dentist at our LaGrange, IL office. Call us today at 708-352-7358.

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