A lot of people have heard of “invisible braces,” but they’re not quite sure how they really work. If the first question in your mind is, “What is Invisalign?” keep reading. Without having to deal with the restrictions that come with metal braces, Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten teeth, as Invisalign.com describes it. Invisalign patients don’t deal with wires or brackets. Instead, they are provided with a series of clear aligners. There clear aligners are removable and custom-made to fit your mouth. You will be given a new set of aligners every two weeks and by simply wearing them over the teeth, your teeth will gradually shift into place, helping you achieve that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Nothing shows confidence like a bright, beautiful smile.

Invisalign patients are just as satisfied with their results as patients with traditional braces. However, you have to make sure you are wearing your aligners according to the recommendations of your orthodontist. Invisalign is known to treat mild to severe cases, including underbite, overbite, overcrowding, and gaps between teeth. To find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign or not, stop by at one of the Orthodontic Experts’ locations to schedule a free consultation.

Traditional braces come with their own issues such as dealing with poking wires and brackets. On the other hand, with Invisalign, you will be given clear, removable aligners (so no brackets or poking wires)! In addition, with traditional braces, there’s a list of foods you shouldn’t eat in order to avoid food getting stuck or damaging your braces. No such restrictions come with Invisalign, as “the removable aligners make it easy to brush and floss normally to maintain proper oral hygiene.”

Let’s talk about the treatment time. How much time do invisible braces take to align your teeth? As Invisalign’s official website notes it, “The average treatment time is about the same as with traditional braces, but the actual length of your teen’s treatment depends on the severity of their condition and can only be determined by your orthodontist.”

If you’d like to get more information on Invisalign or schedule a free consultation, 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. We have six convenient, immaculate locations and six orthodontists on staff. It’s never too late to achieve that beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for all your life!