Invisalign® – Evanston, IL
Discreet & Convenient
Patients who want to straighten their teeth without the use of traditional braces are in luck! At Winning Smile Dental Group, we offer Invisalign® for our Evanston, IL patients. Invisalign is an innovative system that straightens your teeth using clear plastic aligners. As the name suggests, the aligners are virtually invisible, making them the ideal choice for patients who want a discreet treatment. In fact, many people will not be able to tell you are even wearing the aligners!
Why Choose Winning Smile Dental Group for Invisalign®?
- Customized Treatment Plans for Each Patient
- Great Orthodontic Solution for Teens & Adults
- Dr. Reese is a Silver-Level Invisalign®® Provider
The Invisalign® Process
The Invisalign® process begins with a consultation appointment. Dr. Polly Reese will perform an exam that will determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign® treatment. There are certain situations where Invisalign® may not be effective. It is best suited for minor cases of overbite, underbite, crossbite, gapped teeth, and crowding issues. For more severe orthodontic problems, a patient may require traditional braces.
After we have determined that Invisalign® is right for you, Dr. Polly Reese will take dental impressions, photographs, and X-rays to gather information on your smile. This, along with detailed instructions on how we want to move your teeth, will be sent to the Invisalign® laboratory. There, they will use this information to create a digital, 3D model of your teeth. The model will be used to create a series of trays. We will review and request changes until everything is exact. Once we are satisfied, Invisalign® will ship the trays to our dental office. The entire process may take about four weeks from the time of your consultation until we receive the trays.
For the next several months, you will wear trays for 10 days at a time and you will need to see Dr. Polly Reese once every 30 days to monitor your progress.
Advantages of Invisalign®
Invisalign® trays are practically invisible, which helps you avoid the common embarrassment associated with traditional braces. The Invisalign® trays also offer unmatched comfort. No wires, no brackets, and no elastic bands helps reduce irritation, discomfort, and sores. This also makes it easier to eat your favorite foods.
Because the trays are removable, you will be able to clean your teeth as you normally would, with regular flossing and brushing. Traditional braces require the use of a special floss or water pick to remove food debris from in between the wire and brackets. At the end of treatment with traditional braces, you may even need a professional cleaning to restore the whiteness of your smile. With Invisalign®, you can ensure that your mouth is clean every day with proper oral hygiene practices.
Invisalign® also requires fewer visits to the dental office than traditional braces. During your checkups, Dr. Polly Reese will make sure that your treatment is going according to plan and that there are no issues with your aligners.