Using Invisalign® clear aligners, you could straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Dr. James M. Maragos, D.D.S. and the team in La Grange, Illinois, use Invisalign’s transparent, removable aligners that help you achieve optimal tooth alignment without the visibility of metal braces. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn more today.
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that improves tooth alignment. An effective and attractive alternative to braces, Invisalign uses patented technology to shift your teeth into an aligned position comfortably. Each set of aligners is customized to address your particular needs.
While Invisalign straightens your teeth through gradual force just like braces, it relies on a different method. Braces bond to your teeth through brackets and archwires. They apply constant pressure to all of your teeth. The custom aligners that Invisalign uses apply gentler force to your teeth for a more comfortable and targeted treatment.
Invisalign is a popular treatment for individuals who want to straighten their teeth discreetly. Clear plastic SmartTrack® materials allow complete transparency while conforming to the shape and size of your teeth.
Invisalign is an individualized process that uses digital tools to create custom clear aligners. Dr. James M. Maragos, D.D.S. and the team use the iTero® intraoral scanner to take impressions of your teeth.
They upload these scans into Invisalign’s proprietary software and design your plan. Next, they send the scans to Invisalign’s lab to fabricate your aligners.
Once created, you wear a new set of clear aligners about every two weeks. To stay on track with your plan, wear them for 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign requires fewer in-office visits than traditional braces, as you don’t need archwire tightening appointments. The team typically recommends visiting at least once every six weeks for checkups.
If you want straighter teeth, but aren’t interested in the visibility of braces, Invisalign may be the best treatment. Benefits of Invisalign include:
Invisalign’s smooth plastic materials eliminate the irritation that many people experience with traditional braces.
Clear aligners allow you to remove them for sports play and special events.
Most patients complete their Invisalign treatment within 9-15 months, while braces can take three years or longer.
Call Dr. James M. Maragos, D.D.S. or schedule an appointment online to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign today.