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Invisalign-Results

If you have spent an entire lifetime with a less than ideal smile, and are making the decision to move forward with orthodontic treatment, chances are good you may be considering Invisalign. Invisalign has been gaining in popularity since it first came on the market, in part because it is marketed as invisible, comfortable and removable – all things adults considering orthodontic treatment love to hear. But, can it really provide the best results possible?

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If you are on any type of social media, chances are good you’ve seen advertisements for some braces-to-mail companies. These companies offer the advantages of Invisalign clear aligners, but without ever having to leave your house. But can you really get that dream smile without ever setting foot in an orthodontist’s office?

Dr. Michael Stosich, a Chicago-area orthodontist and clear aligner expert, says no.

“Being able to get a straighter smile without ever having to see an orthodontist sounds tempting to a lot of people,” says Dr. Stosich. “But even though you may think you are saving time and money, the reviews don’t add up. There are so many intricacies that go into the tooth straightening process, and working without a highly skilled orthodontist may leave you with a smile no better than what you started with.”

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Peter, the patient
Dear Dr. Stosich,
I just got Invisalign, and after less than a day, these aligners are annoying! I had a button put on for use later when I need rubber bands to help move my teeth better, and the button is a bit cumbersome when taking the aligner trays in and out. It’s also taking a really long time to brush and clean my teeth and trays – is it always going to take me close to 10 minutes every time? That’s a lot of time spent cleaning! I read all about how amazing the aligners are, but I wasn’t prepared for the reality of them. Do you have any suggestions for how I can get used to my aligners?

Kenilworth/Wilmette, IL – Chances are good that you’ve seen an advertisement or two for Invisalign. The clear aligner therapy is hyped as being quick, easy and comfortable. But does it really provide the results that it claims, in the way that it claims to?

According to many patients, the marketing hype may be just that – hype. One former patient recently shared her Invisalign journey with Dr. Michael Stosich.

“Like many patients, she saw an advertisement and thought Invisalign sounded like the perfect solution to her smile problems,” says Dr. Stosich, who treats patients in the Chicago area. “But unfortunately, many patients finish Invisalign treatment with smiles far from what they had envisioned.”