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Invisalign – Sycamore, IL

Transparent Orthodontic Treatment Teens and Adults Can Enjoy

It’s common for patients to put off orthodontic treatment mainly because they would rather not have metal brackets and wires placed inside their mouth for a year or longer. Thankfully, there is an alternative treatment available for straightening smiles that is more discreet and comfortable than traditional methods. Invisalign at Grand Dental – Sycamore is not only popular among teens, but adults can take advantage of treatment as well! If you’d like to preserve your smile’s appearance while you undergo orthodontic treatment, please call us today to learn more about Invisalign in Sycamore, IL!

Why Choose Grand Dental - Sycamore for Invisalign?

What is Invisalign® Treatment?

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Invisalign clear aligners are made using a digital scan of a person’s smile. Every 1 to 2 weeks, you’ll need to swap out your current aligners for the next pair in your series. This pushes your teeth into their straighter position, slowly yet effectively, and without braces. They are easily removable, which means eating and drinking is simple. You’ll also be able to brush and floss without worry of intrusive metal hardware.

How does the Invisalign system work?

Patient placing an Invisalign tray

Invisalign’s custom trays are created using a BPA-free plastic. Every pair of trays gently shifts teeth millimeters at a time. If you want the best results and quickest treatment time, wear them for at least 22 hours a day.

What happens during appointments?

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At your first appointment, our trained team members will capture photos and X-rays as part of their thorough exam. This information is provided to our Invisalign software, which creates a 3D model of your teeth to develop a personalized treatment plan. In this plan, we can highlight how your teeth will move over time. This makes it easy to see what your final results will look like before you even start! The plan also confirms how many times you’ll visit, how often you should switch aligners, and the treatment length. At your second appointment, we’ll provide you with the custom-made aligner trays, then give tips on at-home maintenance. In most cases, you’ll visit us once every other month to examine the movement of your teeth and make sure they’re on track. Typically, treatment will fall between 9 and 24 months.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign treatment?

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While teens are optimal candidates for Invisalign, adults can take advantage of them as well. The blue compliance indicators are found in teen aligners so parents can make sure they are being worn for long enough. Since they are transparent, you’ll never have to worry about feeling self-conscious during your orthodontic treatment. In many cases, both simple and complicated cases can be addressed via Invisalign! Thanks to their additional training, our doctors can handle these difficult cases. Our dental office is dedicated to helping you achieve the results you’re looking for, all while accommodating your lifestyle.

What is Invisalign treatment for Teens?

Young girl holding an Invisalign Teen aligner tray

Invisalign Teen is a separate clear aligner system that makes the process of straightening teeth practically unnoticeable. This is done using transparent, removable aligners customized to fit your teen’s teeth exactly. As a result, no wires, brackets, or bands are necessary.

How does the Invisalign system work?

Hand holding an Invisalign clear braces tray

With Invisalign Teen, you can complete a treatment that’s just as effective as traditional braces for most common orthodontic concerns. However, the aligners will need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day, daily. If you’re worried about compliance being an issue, just keep in mind that a clinical study showed teenagers were more likely to wear their aligners compared to adults! Additionally, each Invisalign Teen aligner comes with blue dot indicators that fade as the aligners are worn. Both you and your teen’s doctor will know if they are wearing their aligners for long enough based on these compliance indicators.

What happens during appointments?

Dentist checking fit of Invisalign clear braces tray

At your first appointment, our dental team captures photos and X-rays of your teeth as well as performs an exam. This information is then sent through our software so a 3D model of your teeth and treatment plan can be designed. Once the treatment plan is fulfilled, we can show how your teeth will shift over time, making it easy to see the final result before you even begin. This plan will also tell us how often you’ll need to visit our dental office, how regularly you should switch to the next aligners in your series, and the length of your treatment. During your second appointment, we’ll give you custom-made aligner trays, then go over the best steps to keep them clear and functional. Most of the time, you’ll only need to see us every other month so we can monitor your smile’s progression. Furthermore, you can expect your treatment to take anywhere between 9 and 24 months to finish.

Is my child a candidate for Invisalign Teen?

Young woman holding an Invisalign Teen aligner tray

Invisalign Teen is capable of addressing mild to moderate cases of underbite, overbite, overcrowding, and gaps between teeth. The Teen aligners are equipped with blue compliance indicators, giving parents confidence that they’re being worn for long enough to shift teeth. Even in the most complicated cases, Invisalign Teen is quite successful. Our dental office’s dentists have undergone additional training to make sure these difficult cases are possible to complete. We remain committed to giving your teen the best results possible, all while helping them maintain their current lifestyle!

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