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860 Summit St. #134 Elgin, IL 60120

INVISALIGN® ELGIN, IL

The primary concern to most people about dental braces is the esthetic impact on their smile. This is especially the case for young adults and adults and for them, wearing braces for a long time can be very discouraging. Invisalign® offers an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal making this treatment option very acceptable.

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Invisalign elginInvisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays. The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration. A great number of people report complete satisfaction with both the Invisalign® treatment and the stunning results that follow after the treatment.

WHAT KIND OF BITE PROBLEMS CAN INVISALIGN® CORRECT?

Invisalign® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and are removable appliances.

These are some orthodontic problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign®:

  • Overcrowding
  • Large gaps between teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES INVISALIGN® OFFER OVER TRADITIONAL BRACES AND VENEERS?

Traditional dental braces, Invisalign® aligning trays and dental veneers are three different ways to perfect the alignment of the teeth and the esthetic impression of your smile. Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable and are invisible to the naked eye making Invisalign® more acceptable for individuals to wear.

elgin invisalignThis also means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient regarding the proper wear. This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible. Basically identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.

Invisalign® is preferable to veneers because, unlike veneers, Invisalign® actually straightens the teeth. Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes to the teeth. Teeth must be prepared and etched before the placement of the veneer, meaning that to remove dental veneers, an alternative covering must be constructed.

WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES INVISALIGN® OFFER OVER TRADITIONAL BRACES AND VENEERS?

The dentist needs to start an initial treatment plan before creating the special aligning trays. 3D digital images are taken of the entire jaw. These images allow the dentist to move specific teeth on the screen, view the jaw from different angles, and also foresee what the face might look like in years to come. This technology can show how Invisalign® will change the facial aesthetics and overall appearance. Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made. The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch are very common.

WHAT ARE SOME CONSIDERATIONS WHEN WEARING INVISALIGN® TRAYS?

Life with Invisalign® aligning trays may take several weeks to get used to, but this is the same as with any other treatment option. The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking. It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay. New trays are necessary every two weeks and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye.

If you have more questions about Invisalign®, please ask your Elgin dentist.

DENTAL AND ORTHODONTICS SERVICES

Dental Crown

GENERAL DENTISTRY

We have affordable total dental crown replacement in a number of styles. Call us today to discuss your dental crown case.

Fillings

GENERAL DENTISTRY

If you need fast fillings, replacing a filling, or just want to replace metal for ceramic we have awesome options.

Braces

COSMETIC DENTAL

We'll help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. We have both traditional and clear braces. We have your orthodontics needs covered.

Emergency Dentist

EMERGENCY DENTISTRY

Our 24 hour call service provides round the clock atttention for all emergency dental needs. We attempt to schedule all emergency cases within 12-24 hours across our many locations. Call for more details.

Dentures

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Need dentures? We have the tools and team to repair or replace your existing dentures. Need new dentures?

Root-Canal

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Now offering pain-free root canals treatment. Providing local sedation, we get to the root of the problem quickly. Stop the pain.

Invisalign

COSMETIC DENTAL

The latest in invisible braces treatment. Embrace a fashionable, invisble, and easy way to straighten your teeth quickly.

Implants

GENERAL DENTISTRY

We have dental implant specialists that will provide a free consultation. $500 off on dental implants.

Tooth Removal

GENERAL DENTISTRY

We offer fast and affordable and pain-free tooth removal services. Ask about our emergency dental plans and quick removal solutions.

Teeth-Whitening

COSTMETIC DENTISTRY

We offer a variety of teeth whitening solutions from in-office whitening to take home trays. Free whitening (take-home trays only) are available for new patients after completion of a comprehensive exam.

CONTACT US

We encourage you to contact us via phone or email. Please use the contact form to the right to contact us via email. For directions to the office, please click the map below. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to get in touch. We’re always happy to hear from you!

Smiles of Elgin Dental Care

860 Summit St. Suite 134 Elgin, Il 60120
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Office Hours

Monday 10.00 to 6.00
Tuesday 10.00 to 6.00
Wednesday 11.00 to 8.00
Thursday 10.00 to 6.00
Friday 10.00 to 6.00
Saturday 8.00 to 3.00
Sunday Appointment only