Invisalign & Braces - Orthodontic Treatment in Elk Grove Village, IL
Crooked or misaligned teeth can impact your emotional wellness and even contribute to specific oral health conditions. At Elk Grove Smile Center, we offer both clear aligners and traditional braces to correct various alignment and aesthetic issues to give you the smile you have always wanted.
Elk Grove Village dentist Dr. Vishal Advani is a certified Invisalign provider and is extensively trained in placing braces on both kids and adults.
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear aligners that slip over your teeth and gently move them into their correct positions. Invisalign and braces can fix a wide range of malocclusions and misaligned bites to give you the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.
Are you tired of hiding your smile and wishing your teeth looked better? Call our 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 your goals and your lifestyle.
In the meantime, read through the frequently asked questions below to learn more about orthodontics in Elk Grove Village, IL.
- Is orthodontics right for me?
- Why should crooked teeth be corrected?
- How can traditional braces help me?
- How will Invisalign improve my smile?
- What are the biggest differences between braces and Invisalign?
- What happens after orthodontics?
- Do you offer free orthodontic consultations in Elk Grove Village, IL?
Is orthodontics right for me?
When it comes to orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, the first step is always a comprehensive evaluation. Your dentist wants to make sure that orthodontics is a safe choice for you. We also want to help you choose an option that gives you predictable results and a smile you can be proud to show the world.
Your initial consultation includes a dental exam, x-rays, and a chat with your dentist. In some situations, your dentist may recommend pretreatments like a teeth cleaning or extraction for optimal results—the latter if your jaw is overcrowded. This consultation is also your chance to ask questions and share your concerns. Of course, if you think of a question later, our team is always here for you.
At Elk Grove Smile Center, your well-being is our priority. We also want you to understand your treatment in detail. This helps you make great choices for your oral health and smile goals.
Why 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, gum disease, and worn down or fractured teeth.
When your teeth are crooked or overlap, it isn’t easy 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 teeth 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 and gum disease.
If crowded teeth are your problem, you have probably already noticed that flossing your teeth correctly can be challenging. When plaque and tartar are allowed to develop beneath the gum line, gum disease is likely to 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 enamel to erode and eventually lead to cracked or broken teeth.
So, orthodontics is designed to give you a beautiful smile that functions correctly. Braces and clear aligners are an investment in your oral health future and crucial to maintaining a healthy smile for life.
How can traditional braces help me?
Braces or "traditional orthodontic treatment" is a great option to correct crooked teeth, spaced teeth, and teeth that are simply not in the correct position. The best age to correct the position of teeth with braces is ages 13 to 19. People can have braces at any age, even as adults.
Many children and teenagers need braces to correct the position of their teeth to avoid bigger problems in the future. Braces work very well to move teeth to the correct position because they put 24/7 pressure on them to move them correctly. All teenagers should have a consultation regarding braces once all of their adult teeth have erupted.
How will Invisalign improve my smile?
Invisalign, sometimes referred to as “invisible braces,” uses aligners worn throughout the day and night. The design of the aligners gently guides your teeth into their correct places. Instead of returning to our office to have wires adjusted, you switch to the next aligner in the series when it’s time.
You remove Invisalign when you eat and clean them, which gives them an 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.
After treatment, you'll have a straight smile that you can be proud of!
To learn more about braces or Invisalign and to find out how orthodontic treatment can improve the health of your mouth, please call our dental office today.
What are the biggest differences between braces and Invisalign?
Braces rely on wires and brackets to bring your teeth in line across the treatment timeframe. You visit our dental office periodically for wire adjustments and so your dentist can track your progress.
Invisalign is a virtually invisible clear aligner. You wear your aligner continuously unless you are eating or brushing your teeth, changing it out every few weeks to bring your teeth in line.
The treatment timeframe for braces and Invisalign are similar. Depending on your orthodontic issues, your treatment can take anywhere from six months to two years. Your dentist gives you a timeline during your consultation. And your dentist may recommend traditional braces for more severe cases.
What happens after orthodontics?
Your dentist designs a custom retainer to keep your teeth in their new straight positions after your orthodontic treatment. This aligner is made of smooth and comfortable plastic and is a fantastic way to protect your investment by preventing orthodontic relapse.
Do you offer free orthodontic consultations in Elk Grove Village, IL?
We offer and recommend a FREE consultation with Dr. Advani if you are interested in traditional braces or Invisalign!
We also offer $200 off orthodontic treatment if you mention that you saw our ad.
Additional benefits include 0 percent financing for 6 to 18 months to spread out the cost of treatment. The payment schedule depends on the length of treatment.
It’s important to remember that many dental insurance plans cover some or all orthodontic treatment costs from ages 13 to 19. You can reach out to your provider for more information, and our team will work with your insurance company to help you make the most of your orthodontic benefits.
Contact Our Dental Office to Start Your Smile Journey
Call our office for a FREE consultation or to discuss whether Invisalign or braces is a good option for you!
Your 60007 dentist provides treatment to patients everywhere, including Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Wood Dale, Rolling Meadows, Mount Prospect, and Des Plaines.