Gone are the days when you only had one treatment option when it came to orthodontics. Today, you have the choice of many, one of them being the most popular, Invisalign. Invisalign has made it possible for teens and adults to straighten their smile without enduring the pain and unsightly appearance of traditional metal braces. There are many benefits of Invisalign when in comparison to other orthodontic treatments. Dr. Roessler at Michael Roessler DDS in Mundelein, IL knows what his patients want, which is why he offers Invisalign to his patients seeking a straighter smile. It can be used for both cosmetic reasons and to help realign the bite to prevent problems like TMJ or teeth grinding.
Most orthodontic problems can be solved using clear braces, although some problems might be too big to fix. Most patients experience the following problems, although you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roessler to find out if you can benefit from an Invisalign treatment.
You will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roessler if you feel that Invisalign will benefit you smile. If he says that you are a candidate, he will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth and send them off to the lab with his treatment plan where your custom made clear trays will be manufactured. From there you will receive new aligners every two weeks to be switched out for gradual movement. During your treatment, you will need to remove the aligners for eating, drinking and brushing and flossing your teeth. You will also need to revisit Dr. Roessler every six weeks or so to check on your progress. It’s important that the aligners are worn for 22 hours a day if not longer. The treatment can take anywhere from 6 months to a year depending on your individual case.
If you are interested in Invisalign clear aligners to treat your gaps, crowding, or crooked teeth, contact us at Roessler DDS in Mundelein by calling 847-566-9330 or visiting our contact us page to fill out our online contact form. Contact us today to start your clear braces for a straighter smile!