invisalign Tag

Invisalign Cost
Peter, the patient
Dear Dr. Stosich.,
My teenage daughter needs braces, and has her heart set on Invisalign/iDentity Clear Aligners because she doesn’t want to draw attention to her mouth during her treatment. But I’m worried the treatment will be too expensive and we won’t be able to afford it. How does Invisalign/iDentity Clear Aligner treatment compare to metal braces?

Invisalign treatment what to look for
Peter, the patient
Dear Dr. S.,
I love the idea of Invisalign. I’m not in your area, and am unsure how I can find the right provider for me. What is your advice on how to find a skilled Invisalign provider?
Sincerely,
Martha P.
Dr. Michael Stosich
Dear Martha,
That’s a great question. Finding the provider that is right for you takes some research and effort. You can start by going to the Invisalign website and searching on their site for Invisalign providers in your area. You can see providers with different statuses, such as Elite or Premier. These refer to how often the provider uses Invisalign as a treatment option.

Peter, the patient
Dear Dr. S.,
I love the idea of Invisalign. But I have a pretty severe overbite, and I’ve read that Invisalign probably won’t work for me. Why not?
Kelly T.
Dr. Michael Stosich
Dear Kelly,
When Invisalign first came on the market, it was limited in the types of malocclusions it could correct. It provided great results, but was only really used for mild orthodontic issues.

But there is good news. In the hands of the right orthodontist, Invisalign aligners can treat a host of malocclusions.

invisalign teen
Peter, the patient
Dear Dr. S.,
My son needs braces for a mild crowding issue. His dentist thinks that Invisalign Teen is the right way to go. It sounds great, but honestly, I’m not sure my teenager is responsible enough to use it properly. What is your advice?
Sincerely,
Paula H.
Dr. Michael Stosich
Dear Paula,
Invisalign Teen is a great treatment option for many teens. We all know that teens can be self-conscious, and they already may be embarrassed by their smile. Invisalign allows them to straighten their smile invisible, without drawing more attention to their problem. Another great advantage of Invisalign is that it is removable. And for many, especially busy and forgetful teens, that can also be one of its biggest drawbacks.

Invisalign aligners
Peter, the patient
Dear Dr. S.,
I’m considering Invisalign to perfect my smile. I have a friend in Invisalign treatment, and she was talking to me about the buttons her orthodontist is using. I thought Invisalign was just a series of aligners, similar to retainers, and made straightening your teeth easy and almost unnoticeable. What are these buttons?
Sincerely,
Pat R.
Dr. Michael Stosich
Dear Pat,
Invisalign is a wonderful treatment option for most patients. Simply pop your aligner in, wear it for 22 hours a day, taking it out to brush, floss and eat. Then, as prescribed by your orthodontist move on to a new set of aligners until your teeth are beautifully straight. Seems easy, right? And it is, in a perfect world. But as we all know, we don’t live in a perfect world, and sometimes treatment is more intensive than that.

Invisalign Questions
Dr. Michael Stosich
Dear Dr. S.,
I’m a 45 year old who has been embarrassed by my smile for many years. My dentist suggested Invisalign because I don’t want to draw even more attention to my smile with metal braces. Can my dentist straighten my teeth with Invisalign as well as an orthodontist could with braces?
Sincerely,
Sarah T.
Dr. Michael Stosich
Dear Sarah,
Thanks for your question – it’s one I get asked a lot, and it’s important that you do your research before undergoing orthodontic treatment. Invisalign took the orthodontic world by storm when it was first introduced, and because of that, more providers are clamoring to use it, thinking it keeps them ahead of the curve.

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The Limitations of Invisalign

The Invisalign system is alluring to many patients. The subtlety and flexibility of the system makes it especially attractive to adult orthodontic patients. Some adults fear that braces will embarrass them. They believe these clear aligners are the best solution to their imperfect smiles. And sometimes they are. Other times, though, it’s better to go with traditional braces. Invisalign doesn’t solve every orthodontic issue, and in longterm studies, fixed braces prove to keep teeth straighter for longer.

Kenilworth InvisalignSKOKIE, Ill.– Invisalign is good. Invisalign with Dr. Michael Stosich at iDentity Orthodontics is even better.

That’s because Dr. Stosich was specially trained in Invisalign during his orthodontic residency at Temple University, which is recognized as the foremost digital orthodontic institution in the world. His time collaborating with pioneers in the industry granted him a superior understanding of Invisalign treatment and how to maximize its benefits for patients.

Grayslake InvisalignKENILWORTH and EVANSTON, ILLINOIS – The marketing machine behind Invisalign has a growing number of patients asking for this treatment by name when they visit iDentity Orthodontics. Reviews of this treatment run the gamut, however.

Some dentists and orthodontists swear by it, while others believe there are more effective treatment methods. Still others- like Dr. Michael Stosich- see Invisalign as a good option in limited cases.