New Teeth Chicago Dental

Dental Implants located in River North, Near North Side, Chicago, IL

Do you want to improve the aesthetics of your smile without the use for traditional metal braces? If so, skilled cosmetic dentist Irfan Atcha, DDS, DICOI, DADIA at New Teeth Chicago Dental in the neighborhood of River North, Near North Side in Chicago, Illinois, can help you through the use of Invisalign®, an invisible alternative to straighten your teeth and achieve the perfect smile. Call or book your appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an aesthetically appealing alternative to traditional braces because they are invisible meaning no wires, rubber bands, and brackets are needed.

People choose Invisalign over traditional braces for a multitude of reasons including:

  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Easier to brush and floss
  • The comfort of not having wires in your mouth
  • Removable

These benefits lead to improved overall health along with an increase in your self-confidence, knowing you will have the perfect smile.

What can I expect throughout my Invisalign treatment?

At your initial, Dr. Atcha discusses your needs and evaluates whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you. Once he determines this, Dr. Atcha and his staff take impressions of your mouth, which they use to make your Invisalign trays. These trays provide a comfortable fit since you’ll be wearing them for 20-22 hours every day to achieve optimal results.

The trays make your teeth move and align toward the perfect smile. You wear each set of trays for around two weeks before moving on to a new set. This process is repeated until your treatment is complete.

Although the length of your treatment depends on the severity of your case, Dr. Atcha estimates the treatment length to be between 9-15 months.

What is the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces?

Although Invisalign and traditional braces both help straighten your teeth and improve your smile and oral health, there are certain differences that make Invisalign an attractive alternative.

Because Invisalign is invisible and a far less invasive alternative to traditional braces, it helps you feel great about yourself while getting the orthodontic treatment you need. In addition, Invisalign trays are smooth plastic, so they don’t irritate your gums or cheeks as traditional braces would.

Invisalign is removable, so you can enjoy your daily activities such as playing sports and not having any food restrictions. With traditional braces, there are foods you’d have to avoid such as gum, apples, or anything too crunchy and sticky because they can break your brackets or displace a wire.

Although Invisalign is an attractive option to achieve a great smile, they cannot treat serious orthodontic concerns. Because of this, Dr. Atcha recommends a consultation to see if your specific case can be best treated with Invisalign.

Call New Teeth Chicago Dental today, or book your appointment online to see if Invisalign can help you achieve a red carpet smile.