Invisalign Lombard IL
Straighten Teeth Wheaton, Glen Ellyn IL
Clear Aligners for Adults and Children
Invisalign clear aligners are an innovative way to straighten teeth using hard plastic aligners rather than the traditional “railroad tracks” of metal braces used by previous generations of dentists. These almost invisible braces are comfortable, removable, and do not interfere with your ability to speak clearly. Most people will not even notice you are wearing clear aligners. Invisalign gently moves your teeth into their new position without trauma and minimal discomfort in less time than traditional braces.
If you have had braces in the past and were disappointed with the results, Dr. Forcioli can help give you a beautiful smile with Invisalign. Many individuals who wore traditional braces as teens did not wear their retainers after their metal braces were removed, allowing their teeth to shift slowly back out of alignment. With clear aligners, these patients can re-straighten their teeth in less time without wearing metal braces.
Invisalign for teens is also a game-changer for teenagers who worry about their appearance but do not want the stigma of outdated, unattractive metal braces. Teens may not consistently wear a retainer, which can lead to their shifting back out of alignment when the metal braces are removed. Dr. Forcioli recommends Invisalign for teens because they are more likely to stick to the overall treatment program and get impressive results in less time.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
There are many advantages to Invisalign compared to traditional braces that make them the preferred choice of patients at Forcioli Family Dentistry.
Invisalign is Less Obvious
Metal brackets across your teeth are the first thing people notice when you smile. Clear aligners are almost invisible because they are made of hard, clear plastic and fit closely over your teeth. Invisalign for teens and adults eliminates self-consciousness during the treatment of crooked and misaligned teeth. You can even smile for the camera when wearing clear aligners!
Eating is Easier with Invisalign
If you or someone you care about got braces twenty years ago, you probably remember their problems with certain foods. No corn on the cob, no sticky treats, nothing that could get stuck in or damage the brackets, and a host of other issues. With Invisalign, you simply remove your clear aligners before you eat, then pop them back in after brushing your teeth.
Better Oral Hygiene with Invisalign
We recommend you brush and floss after each meal before putting your clear aligners back in. It is easy to do this when no brackets or wires prevent you from brushing and flossing properly. Without brackets and wires that collect food debris, your mouth will be healthier and less prone to cavities or gingivitis.
Fewer Office Appointments
Forcioli Family Dentistry creates a set of several Invisalign clear aligners at your first appointment. You change which aligner you wear every week to progressively move your teeth without coming into our office for adjustments, minimizing office visits to periodic appointments to check your progress. This means less time missed from school or work while getting excellent results and a beautiful new smile.
Dr. Forcioli uses his expertise and advanced 3D images of your teeth to design a series of clear aligners that fit your teeth snugly and put gentle pressure on the teeth. These aligners follow the contours of each tooth for a fit you cannot get without years of training and 3D digital computer imaging technology. Invisalign aligners will fit perfectly the first time, so you do not have to return to make adjustments.
Comfort and Ease
One of the most important reasons parents and their children choose Invisalign for teens is the comfort factor. While there is some discomfort any time your teeth are moved, it is significantly more comfortable with clear aligners. There are no brackets to catch on cheeks or cut the inside of the lips. You will never need wax to cover brackets or saltwater rinses to reduce discomfort from painful brackets.
How are Invisalign Trays Made?
Dr. Forcioli uses advanced 3D imaging to create templates for gently repositioning your teeth. The templates are used to craft a series of clear aligners using a 3D printer. These aligners are made of a strong, medical polyurethane resin that is heated and pressure adapted for a precise fit. They are trimmed and polished, and packaged in sets. Patients can easily switch out the Invisalign trays every week to continue straightening their teeth over time.
How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Teeth?
Most patients wear their Invisalign for six to 15 months, wearing between 18 and 30 different clear aligners in that treatment time. This varies from person to person, but the vast majority of patients will wear their Invisalign clear aligners for far less time than traditional braces require.
Invisalign may be the solution for you if you want to straighten your teeth but have been hesitant to commit to years of unattractive metal braces. If you are interested in Invisalign clear aligners,
Please contact our office at Lombard Office Phone Number 630-627-1495 to schedule an Invisalign consultation. Dr. Forcioli will be more than happy to explain in depth the dynamic advantages of Invisalign clear aligners.