Lincoln Park Cosmetic Dentist Answers Your Questions About How Invisalign Works

Written by Dr. Szurgot on Jul 12, 2016

Invisalign is one of the most exciting cosmetic dentistry options available to patients today. Invisalign essentially makes it simpler and more discreet than ever before to perfect your dental alignment.

If you have questions about Invisalign treatment, or if you just want to learn what it’s all about, please keep reading this short Q and A from our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists. We are going to be addressing some of the key benefits of Invisalign.

Q: Why would I choose Invisalign instead of traditional braces?

A: There are a number of reasons patients opt for Invisalign over metal brackets and aligners. First of all, Invisalign aligners are clear, so they are virtually invisible when worn on the patient’s smile. Additionally, these aligners are quite smooth, and less likely to irritate oral tissues than traditional metal braces are. Finally, because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can clean your smile normally throughout the treatment process.

Q: How long will it take to move my teeth?

A: Your precise treatment timeline will depend on the current state of your smile, as well as your ultimate dental goals. The average treatment time for Invisalign is around a year or a year and half. After our dental team assesse your smile, we will be able to give you a better idea how long treatment may take for your smile.

Q: I have structural dental problems as well as aesthetic issues—can Invisalign help me?

A: Invisalign can absolutely be used to treat structural dental problems, like overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Many patients can comprehensively improve their dental alignments using Invisalign treatment.

Our Lincoln Park Invisalign dentists are here to answer any questions that you may have, and to provide cosmetic consultations. Give our office a call to speak to a member of our team, or use our Contact Us page to submit your contact information and question.