At First Class Smiles, we love giving you get the results you want with the treatment that fits your needs. When you’re looking for a smile tune-up, braces are probably the first option that comes to mind. But what if you’re an older teen or adult who wants straight teeth without the bulky brackets and wires of traditional metal braces?
Invisalign treatment from First Class Smiles is a practically invisible alternative to traditional metal braces. These clear aligner trays make treatment a breeze for patients of all ages, so you don’t have to feel self-conscious about a mouth full of metal.
You need a treatment plan that works with you, not against you. Here’s everything you need to know about Invisalign so you can get started on your straight smile journey today!
All About Invisalign
Invisalign clear aligners are a discreet treatment option for patients looking to straighten their teeth without attracting notice. Using a series of clear aligner trays custom-designed by Dr. Grandinetti or Dr. Morrison, we’ll shift your smile in gear with a shorter treatment schedule than you’d get with traditional braces.
How Does It Work?
When you visit First Class Smiles for your first appointment in Des Plaines, we’ll start by taking X-rays of your teeth and examining your orthodontic condition. If Dr. Grandinetti and Dr. Morrison decide that you are a good fit for Invisalign treatment, we’ll use our digital system to customize your personal aligner sets. We’ll even show you a projection of what your smile will look like when you’re done with treatment!
After your consultation, you’ll receive your clear aligner trays. Invisalign comes in sets of 20-30 trays on average, depending on your unique needs and smile goals. You’ll need to wear each set of trays for about 22 hours per day, only removing them to brush and floss your teeth, eat, or participate in sports. You can expect to change trays every two weeks, but always listen to Dr. Grandinetti or Dr. Morrison’s instructions! All in all, Invisalign treatment typically takes between 18 and 24 months to straighten your smile, but some patients complete treatment in as little as six months!
What Are the Benefits?
This modern orthodontic treatment option is a huge success due to the fact that its benefits are almost endless! Straightening your teeth has never been easier than it is with Invisalign.
Subtle: Invisalign is best known for its almost-invisible look. Because this treatment uses clear plastic trays to shift your teeth in line, your natural smile won’t be covered with embarrassing metal brackets and wires. This benefit makes it a great option for older teens or adults who want to straighten their smiles as discreetly as possible.
Comfortable: Metal braces can sometimes leave sore on your cheeks, tongue, or gums. Invisalign’s SmartTrack material won’t do that! Instead, you’ll enjoy a comfortable treatment option that fits snugly over your teeth. You won’t even notice you’re undergoing treatment – and neither will anyone else!
Hygienic: Keeping your teeth clean with Invisalign is easy and efficient. Unlike traditional metal braces that create cracks and crevices for plaque to build, you can remove your Invisalign trays to brush and floss your teeth like normal. No need to relearn your regular oral hygiene plan. With Invisalign, you’ll always feel fresh.
Who Is A Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment works for people of all ages, but it isn’t for everybody. If you are looking for minor adjustments to your smile or if you have a mild to moderate orthodontic condition, Invisalign is a good choice for you. If your smile requires more extensive treatment to bring it to its fullest potential, other treatments like metal or clear braces might work better for you.
Remember: Choosing to straighten your teeth with removable Invisalign trays means that the success of your treatment is up to you in many ways. With traditional metal braces, your orthodontist makes sure you’re on track with treatment by tightening your wires each time you visit their office. Metal braces are permanent appliances, so once they’re tightened, you don’t have to think about treatment.
With Invisalign, on the other hand, you’re responsible for wearing your clear aligner trays for the recommended number of hours each day. You’re responsible for switching out your trays when the time comes. Even if you’re a good fit for Invisalign teeth-wise, you may not be responsibility-wise. Exercise self-awareness when deciding whether or not Invisalign is right for you.
First Class Smiles: Your Choice For Exceptional Care
Dr. Grandinetti and Dr. Morrison are dedicated to your smile experience. With years of education and experience, these doctors know a thing or two about what makes dental care successful. Whether you’re looking to straighten your teeth, build an oral hygiene routine, or correct your sleep apnea, our First Class Smiles team is here for you.