Dentists use different removable appliances to help patients for several different reasons. Some typical appliances that are used are: snoring and sleep apnea appliance and night guards to help alleviate TMJ and teeth grinding symptoms. Orthodontists utilize clear braces such as Invisalign to help straighten patients’ teeth. If you need braces, you should consult with our expert orthodontist at our Elmhurst orthodontic office about Invisalign.
Invisalign uses removable aligners instead of brackets and wires to correct malocclusions.
It can effectively correct many malocclusions through a series of clear plastic trays called aligners. Invisalign is a cosmetically pleasing and comfortable orthodontic solution. You would need to see a professional orthodontist like ours at our Elmhurst orthodontic office if you’re considering Invisalign. Invisalign treatment requires the use of many sets of aligners that are worn for approximately two weeks. After each two-week period, the next set is introduced. The aligners must be worn 22-24 hours a day but are taken out for meals and teeth brushing. This enables the patients to eat and brush their teeth as they normally would. Over time, each set of aligners gently shifts the teeth closer toward proper alignment. By the end of treatment, the teeth should be in proper alignment. The amount of time that’s required to wear Invisalign varies from patient to patient. It depends on how severe the malocclusion is. If you have a malocclusion and are interested in finding out if Invisalign would be a good option for you, you should see our expert orthodontist at Sheldon Jay Rintel, DDS, PC. Our professional, experienced dentist will discuss Invisalign with you and will take the time to answer your questions and to address your concerns.
Contact our Elmhurst orthodontic office to set up your consultation today. Once of our friendly team members would be happy to assist you.