“I’m an adult and I don’t want visible braces. What can you do for me?” If this is what you’ve been asking all along while seeking a solution to your crooked teeth, look no further. Invisalign, by your favorite Harwood Heights, IL orthodontists is the answer. Invisalign aligners are the most advanced and innovative clear aligners in the world so far. They’re so easy to wear it’s hard to explain. These are ideal for adults who want to get the perfect teeth without wearing braces or braces that are visible.
Not too long ago, Match.com was interested in finding out what assets and characteristics do single adults look for in their potential significant others. In their conducted research, they found that TEETH are the most significant asset on a prospective date. So if you’re an adult, you are likely to rank teeth as the most important characteristic about a potential date too. Yes, that’s how important straight, bright teeth are. Most adults long for straight teeth, but no one wants to deal with the embarrassment of prominent metal braces at work, parties or maybe on their first date — for this reason, Invisalign became especially popular among adults.
How do Invisalign braces work at Harwood Heights’ Orthodontic Experts?
If you’re the right candidate for Invisalign, your orthodontist will take photos, x-rays and impressions to capture the correct shape of your teeth and then submit your prescription to obtain your customized Invisalign aligners. These aligners are easy to remove, making it convenient for you to take them off before eating your favorite meal. Invisalign braces don’t incorporate any wires or brackets, which means you don’t have to worry about any food getting trapped between wires. Furthermore, to eliminate any relapse possibilities, orthodontists typically recommend wearing retainers post-treatment.
To see successful results, orthodontists at Orthodontic Experts suggests wearing the customized aligners for at least 22 hours per day throughout the treatment. Depending on the case and its complexity, treatment time will vary for every patient. Some patients may require Invisalign for only a few months, whereas some may have to wear them for a few years.
The Six A’s of Invisalign — By Your Favorite Harwood Heights Orthodontist
Experts in the orthodontics industry have summarized the Invisalign treatment and given it the name of “The Six A’s of Invisalign.” Here’s what they actually mean:
In order to see successful results with your Invisalign treatment, you must wear your customized aligners for at least 22 hours per day. You can take them out while eating or brushing your teeth.
These are small, tooth-colored shapes that are attached to the teeth. They help aligners grab and position the tooth.
Depending on your case, your orthodontist may or may not ask you to wear auxiliaries such as rubber bands to help move teeth.
If your teeth are extremely crowded, adjustment may be necessary in-between the teeth by polishing using sandpaper.
- Additional Aligners
If your teeth fail to move in the desired position after your first full set of aligners, additional aligners (also known as refinement aligners) may be required for successful results.
After successful completion of your Invisalign treatment, you will be given retainers that must be worn as prescribed for as long as you want your teeth to stay straight.
It’s never too late to get perfectly straight teeth. Harwood Heights’ Orthodontic Experts offers clear aligners that are completely transparent (almost like magic!) that are more discreet than traditional braces. So if you’re looking for an experienced orthodontist who can promise you successful Invisalign results, pick up your phone and give us a call at (847) 749-4340. You can also text us at (847) 404-3268 for any quick questions or inquiries. Our diverse staff will be able to communicate with you in English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Urdu and Hindi languages.
For more information about Invisalign and all the other types of braces we offer — traditional metal braces, ceramic braces and lingual braces — visit us at our website or like us on Facebook page! Your complimentary Invisalign consultation awaits you!