Is Invisalign Right For You? Our Lincoln Park Cosmetic Dentist Can Help You Decide

Written by Dr. Szurgot on Jun 12, 2018

If you’re one of the many people who wants to improve their smile, but is turned off by the idea of metal braces then Invisalign may be for you. Invisalign is a comfortable, easy-to-use alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. Our Lincoln Park Invisalign dentists have put together this short overview to help you figure out whether you may be able to benefit from this treatment.

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners, rather than metal brackets and wires, to gradually straighten teeth. Generally speaking, Invisalign can do everything that conventional braces can do; the exception being cases in which the patient needs to correct extreme structural problems.

Invisalign might be right for you if you want to:

  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Straighten a crooked smile
  • Fix bite problems, like crossbites, overbites, and underbites
  • Make your smile wider, so that it fills more of the visual space in your mouth when you smile

Many people choose Invisalign because they want to improve dental alignment without drawing attention to the fact that they’re undergoing treatment. Because Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic resin, they are almost invisible once in place over a patient’s teeth. The aesthetics of Invisalign are far superior to the visual effect of standard braces.

Another reason that you may turn to Invisalign is because this treatment allows you to easily maintain a fresh and clean smile. You’ll actually take your aligners out when it’s time to brush or floss your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about the plaque buildup associated with brackets and wires.

When you meet with our Lincoln Park Invisalign dentists, we’ll assess your smile, and help you determine whether Invisalign can help you reach your dental goals. There’s truly no reason to continue living with a smile that you don’t’ love, so give us a call to get started!