Invisalign and Adult Orthodontic Treatment in Elk Grove Village, IL

Invisalign Elk Grove Village IL

When you think of orthodontic care, do you envision an awkward teenager with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires? Do you want to fix your crooked teeth, but you’re afraid that ship has sailed? We have great news. More adults than ever are opting for corrective orthodontic treatment to fix crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, and it doesn’t have to mean years of braces.

Elk Grove Village dentist Dr. Vishal Advani is a certified Invisalign provider. Invisalign is the popular orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear aligners that slip over your teeth and gently move them into their correct positions. Invisalign can fix a wide range of malocclusions and misaligned bites to give you the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.

If Invisalign isn’t the option for you or if you only need mild correction, Dr. Advani can provide other orthodontic options as well including removable appliances. Are you tired of hiding your smile and wishing your teeth looked better? Call our Elk Grove Village dental office today to schedule an examination and consultation with Dr. Advani. After checking your teeth and taking x-rays, Dr. Advani will recommend a treatment program that will best fit with your goals and your lifestyle.

Should Crooked Teeth Be Corrected?

Are crooked teeth really that big of a concern? Many patients wonder if misaligned teeth are really worth fixing. The answer is a resounding "yes!" Aesthetics aside, even mildly misaligned teeth can set the stage for future dental problems including cavities and decay, gum disease, and worn down and fractured teeth.

When your teeth are crooked or overlap, it’s difficult to brush them properly, and you may completely miss several surfaces of your teeth. While we can try to clean these areas at your regular cleaning appointments, your toothbrush is really your first-line preventive therapy for avoiding cavities. If bacteria and acids are allowed to remain on your teeth for any length of time, plaque forms and creates the perfect environment for cavities.

If crowded teeth are your problem, you have probably already noticed that flossing your teeth correctly can be a challenge. When plaque and tartar are allowed to develop beneath the gum line, gum disease is likely to be the result.

People with an overbite, underbite or crossbite are susceptible to headaches and jaw pain. This is because their teeth are handling pressures in a way they were never designed to. Over time, this can cause teeth to erode, and eventually lead to cracked or broken teeth.

How Invisalign Helps

Invisalign, sometimes referred to as “invisible braces,” uses aligners that are worn throughout the day and at night. The design of the aligners gently guides your teeth into the correct places. Instead of constantly returning to our office to have wires tightened, you simply switch to the next aligner in the series when it’s time.

You remove Invisalign and other orthodontic appliances when you eat and also to clean them, which gives them another big advantage over braces. There are no limitations to the foods you can eat as long as you brush your teeth before replacing your aligners or your appliance.

To learn more about Invisalign and to find out how orthodontic treatment can improve the health of your mouth, please call our office today.

 

0% Financing is available for up to 18 months to spread out the cost of treatment.

Call our office for a FREE Consultation to discuss if Invisalign is a good option for you!