Interested in achieving a straighter smile with Signature Dental Care, your Invisalign dentist in Hickory Hills, IL? We offer Invisalign® clear orthodontics so you can feel confident while straightening your teeth. Read on to learn how Invisalign works and discover if you’re a good candidate!
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign allows you to discreetly straighten your teeth. This subtle orthodontic treatment uses smooth, clear plastic aligners instead of wires and brackets. These aligners are removable so you take them out for eating and your daily oral routine of brushing and flossing. While they must be worn at least 20-22 hours a day for the best results, you can occasionally take them out for a special occasion, like a wedding or a job interview so you can be your most confident.
How Does Invisalign Clear Orthodontics Work?
These clear plastic aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth. They gently apply pressure to move your teeth into the correct alignment. Every few weeks, you’ll swap out your aligners for new ones so your teeth are always being moved toward their desired positions.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign can fix mild to moderate misalignment. Severe alignment issues are best corrected with traditional braces. The design of Invisalign aligners is not conducive to certain movements such as raising or lowering the position of the teeth in the jawline, closing large gaps, dramatically rotating a tooth, or correcting midline discrepancies that exceed two millimeters.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ziliute if you have issues like an overbite, an underbite, overlapping teeth, small gaps between your teeth, crooked teeth, or crowding. Clear aligner therapy could also help fix a crossbite or an open bite, which is when the lower and upper teeth don’t match up correctly when your mouth is closed. During your consultation, Dr. Ziliute can determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Your Invisalign Dentist in Hickory Hills, IL
Reach out to Signature Dental Care, your Hickory Hills Invisalign dentist, to schedule a consultation!