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By White Eagle Family Dentist
May 14, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

It's something you always wanted to do but never had the opportunity. Yes, straightening your teeth remains a life goal, and now you Invisalignunderstand that a healthy, attractive smile is easier than ever. You could qualify for Invisalign clear aligners from your dentist in Naperville, IL, Dr. Joon Sun. Treating many orthodontic problems effectively, comfortably and discreetly, the Invisalign system from White Eagle Family Dentistry just may fulfill that long-desired goal.

Invisible and removable

Invisalign clear aligners differ from conventional braces with their metal brackets and archwires. How are they different, you ask? Well, Invisalign aligners are custom-made from crystal-clear, biocompatible acrylic. Ultra-thin, super smooth and fully removable for meals, special occasions, and oral hygiene, these orthodontic appliances move teeth into favorable positions in about a year--less than half the time traditional braces need.

The aligners come in pairs which patients wear 20 to 22 hours a day. Your dentist gives you the next pairs in the treatment sequence when you come to her Naperville office for your progress checks (about every four to six weeks). There are no complex adjustments to make, and you can eat the same healthy diet you always have with no restrictions to texture or hardness.

When your treatment is complete, you may wear a retainer to keep your smile in line. Alternatively, you may use the last aligner in the series as your retainer as Dr. Sun advises.

Can you qualify for Invisalign?

Many people do. This inventive orthodontic system treats smile alignment issues such as:

  • Crowding
  • Gaps
  • Open bite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Overjet (protruding front teeth)
  • Tooth rotation and tooth tipping

When you come to White Eagle Family Dentistry, Dr. Sun will inspect your teeth and gums and take impressions, X-rays and a three-dimensional scan. If she determines your bite and alignment problems are treatable with Invisalign, a care plan goes to the Invisalign lab where a skilled technician makes each aligner pair. Then, your treatment begins.

Advantages of Invisalign

Invisalign aligners give patients an easier way to a great smile. Treatment proceeds quickly, and no one really knows you're wearing the aligners unless you tell them. Plus, your soft oral tissues will not experience any of the sore spots or abrasions so common with metal and ceramic braces. Oral hygiene is easy. Brush and floss your teeth as usual, and clean your aligners with a non-abrasive toothpaste and clear water.

Find out more

The American Association of Orthodontists says 20 percent of orthodontic patients are adults, and many of these people wear Invisalign clear aligners. For your long-awaited, dream smile, look to Dr. Sun for more information. Call White Eagle Family Dentistry in Naperville, IL, today for your personal consultation: (630) 978-9005.