Park Ridge, IL – Invisalign Orthodontist
Invisalign is newest, easiest way to straighten your teeth. If you’ve always dreamed of a brighter smile, but didn’t want to have metal braces on your teeth, then Invisalign might be perfect for you. Invisalign uses a graduated series of clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into perfect alignment with less discomfort and fewer office visits than metal braces. Regular Invisalign treatment takes less time than alignment using metal braces, too. In less than a year, Dr. Yarmolyuk and Invisalign can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of, and at a surprisingly low price.
How Does Invisalign Work?
If you live in Park Ridge and visit Dr. Yarmolyuk at his orthodontist office, you’ll receive a thorough consultation to determine if Invisalign is right for you. If you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Yarmolyuk will make an impression of your existing teeth, and then a series of steps will be worked out from your existing teeth to your new smile. Clear plastic Invisalign aligners will be produced in each of the intermediate steps.
The Invisalign aligners are made from a transparent plastic that is similar in appearance to tooth-whitening trays. Once they’re ready, you’ll begin wearing each Invisalign aligner for a period of about two weeks each. After each two-week period, you’ll switch to the next aligner in the sequence. It’s that easy and painless to get a great smile. The clear plastic and the snug fit make your Invisalign insert almost invisible while you’re wearing it.
Can I Remove the Aligners?
Invisalign inserts work best if they’re worn for between 20 and 22 hours per day. Dr. Yarmolyuk will give you full instructions in his orthodontist office, and you’ll have intermediate checkups to see how your treatment is progressing, but the entire process is really just as simple as remembering to wear your Invisalign aligner every day.
Invisalign patients in Park Ridge are instructed to remove their aligners before eating or drinking, and then brush their teeth before reinserting the aligners. This keeps your aligners clear and clean. Removing and replacing your aligner is easy and painless, so you can take it out any time that’s convenient. If you’re going to play a contact sport, or have your picture taken, there’s no problem as long as you remember to put your aligner back in when you’re done.
Everyday Activities With Invisalign
Park Ridge orthodontist patients will love the way Invisalign works with your everyday routine. Unlike conventional metal braces, there are no limitations on the types or amount of food you can consume because you remove your aligner before eating and drinking. Just brush your teeth after eating and pop your Invisalign aligner back in.
Dr. Yarmolyuk advises patients in Park Ridge that their speech can be affected for a short time. Some patients report that they speak with a slight lisp for a day or two until they become used to wearing the alignment appliance, but it disappears on its own. If you need to have an important telephone conversation or otherwise need to speak very clearly, you can always remove the aligner until you’re finished speaking and then put it back in.
Prices for Park Ridge Invisalign Treatment
Dr. Yarmolyuk offers expert orthodontist services for both traditional metal braces and Invisalign aligners. Invisalign is the newest and most exciting way to improve your smile, but it’s hardly experimental. Millions of patients nationwide have already been helped by Invisalign treatments.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Yarmolyuk will be able to tell you if Invisalign treatment is right for you. You’ll be glad to know that Invisalign treatments are very competitively priced when compared to wire braces. Typical Invisalign treatments range from $3,500 to $6,000, which is about the same as the cost of traditional braces, and Invisalign teeth straightening is competed more quickly than regular braces as well. The average Invisalign treatment is completed in less than a year.
What About Insurance?
You’ll have to check with your insurance company to see if Invisalign treatment is covered by your policy. In most cases, if your insurance provider will cover orthodontist visits and treatment for regular wire braces, it will also cover you for Invisalign treatment up to the same amount.
Does Invisalign Treatment Work for Everyone?
Invisalign works well for many patients, but there are some dental problems that are better served by using traditional wire braces and other orthodontic techniques. Invisalign isn’t recommended for very severe misalignments of the teeth, especially if your teeth need to be rotated in place as well as moved into alignment. You can count on Dr. Yarmolyuk to use his years of experience as an orthodontist in the Park Ridge area to make the correct recommendation to help your particular situation.
What Dental Problems Can Invisalign Improve?
Invisalign isn’t right for every patient, but it can help with many of the same problems once treated strictly by wire braces. If you’re suffering from crowded, misaligned teeth, or your teeth are unevenly spaced, Invisalign can help. Invisalign can also address problems like underbites and overbites caused by improperly aligned teeth, among many other orthodontic problems.
Why Choose Invisalign Over Metal Braces?
• Eat any kind of food you want
• Remove the aligner whenever you need to
• Shorter term of treatment than metal braces
• Almost invisible when worn
• Smooth, comfortable plastic aligners are less likely to irritate your mouth
• Fewer orthodontist visits during the treatment period
• Brushing and flossing normally improves periodontal health
Good Dental Health Improves Your Overall Health
Dr. Yarmolyuk will tell you that the key to good health is good dental health. If your teeth and gums are healthy and functioning properly, you’ll feel better overall. You’ll be able to chew your food more thoroughly, enjoy it more, and digest it better. Park Ridge patients can rely on Dr. Yarmolyuk for expert orthodontist care using the most up-to-date methods like Invisalign. Teeth alignment treatments using the Invisalign system are easy and affordable, so there’s no reason not to have the smile you’ve always wanted!