What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

La Grange, IL – Chances are, you’ve seen an ad for Invisalign, touting the many benefits of using it. Getting a perfectly straight and healthy smile, without metal brackets and wires, may seem too good to be true. But is it?

“Invisalign revolutionized the orthodontic world when it was introduced,” says Dr. William Beam, a La Grange orthodontist. “Many people, especially adults, may avoid seeking out orthodontic treatment due to esthetic concerns. So when Invisalign was introduced, people everywhere were wondering if it could deliver on its promises. And at this point it does.”

The clear aligners are virtually invisible, comfortable and removable. After a few days of wearing them, most patients don’t even realize they are in anymore.

When opting for Invisalign treatment, you’ll schedule an appointment with your orthodontist. At that appointment, he or she will get all the information needed to create your series of custom-made aligners. Once your aligners are ready, you’re ready to begin treatment.

Each set of aligners will be worn for about two weeks, and will move your teeth based on precise movements your orthodontist prescribes to ensure your smile is beautiful once treatment is finished. It’s important that each aligner set be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day, and that you never move to a new set until the two weeks is up, or you’ve been advised to do so by your orthodontist.

Because the aligners are removable, it means there’s no chance of food getting stuck in the brackets or wires of your braces, and it means you don’t have to change your diet. With metal braces comes a list of foods to avoid so you don’t damage the braces. That’s not the case with Invisalign – you can enjoy all your favorite foods because you take the aligners out before you eat or drink.

And caring for your teeth is a snap. Simply remove the aligners, and brush and floss as normal – no worrying about trying to floss around wires anymore. Carry a toothbrush and toothpaste with you to brush quickly after meals and snacks while you’re out, and you’ll be set.

“We’ve been successfully treating patients with Invisalign for more than 15 years,” says Dr. Richard Battistoni. “With our experience and knowledge, and patients’ commitment to their treatment, we see excellent results that leave our patients smiling more than ever before.”

Just like with any orthodontic treatment, Invisalign requires the patient to be an active participant in treatment. Because the aligners are removable, it’s up to the patient to wear them the prescribed number of hours a day. Invisalign can only work when it is providing the movement needed to guide the teeth to their new locations, so wearing them 22 hours a day is important.

It’s also important to ensure you receive Invisalign treatment from a certified orthodontist, like Drs. Battistoni and Beam. Any dentist can become an Invisalign provider after just a one-day course. But orthodontists have the unique knowledge of tooth movement needed when forming a treatment plan.

This is also important because Invisalign on its own may not be able to properly treat more complicated cases. But in the hands of a skilled and experienced orthodontist who understands tooth movement, Invisalign can be used with other orthodontic tools to provide the most ideal smile.

To learn more about Invisalign and if you are a candidate for treatment, call Battistoni and Beam Orthodontics today.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Shad Morris October 11, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    My teeth have always been crooked, but I don’t want to get metal braces. It’s great that this form of braces actually allows you to remove the aligners. It’s nice that I would be able to clean my teeth normally, and still get the smile I want.

  • Reply cost of invisalign in London January 14, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Yes, if you want straight teeth with Invisalign treatment then it is important to wear them 22 hours a day. You can remove them easily when you want to brush your teeth or want to eat something. Another benefit of the Invisalign is that it works two times as quickly as traditional metal braces.

  • Reply Jenna Hunter January 27, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    I never knew that the aligners are removable. My 11-year-old son’s teeth are really crooked from his skiing accident last year and I want to get his teeth aligned. I will be sure to give a dentist a call to get more information about the invisible braces!

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  • Reply Tomas Killington March 10, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    My wife has been wanting to straighten her teeth for a long time. She wants to find an option that inhibits her lifestyle as little as possible. I didn’t realize that invisalign treatments prevent any food from getting stuck and allowing for proper cleaning because they are removable. That seems like something my wife would be interested in.

  • Reply Frank Delaware March 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    My wife really wants to get straighter teeth, but she didn’t want to get metal braces. It’s interesting that Invisalign is custom make to you, then they are changed every 2 weeks. It would be nice to know that you will be getting straight teeth without affecting your look.

  • Reply Ridley Fitzgerald May 5, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I love the idea of getting Invisalign. It’s nice that you can just take the aligners out to brush and floss, or even to eat. I remember metal braces being a massive pain to try and do those things.

  • Reply Kourtney Jensen May 10, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    When it came time to get orthodontic work for my family, the got braces. I found that the time needed for the process was always long. With Invisalign I like that the process is simple and you don’t have to worry about the trays being seen. Nobody likes drawing attention to their teeth especially when in the process of straightening them, so it’s relieving to know there is another option besides braces. Invisalign seems like a good option and will have to let my husband know of the many benefits it has to offer him.

  • Reply Viva Orthodontics June 16, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Thanks for thoroughly explaining the invisalign dental solution. It is really an evolutionary advancement in the profession and these information highly supports its breakthrough.

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