Invisalign® in Grayslake and Kenilworth

A Clear Way to Straighten Teeth
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Invisalign Clear Aligners

If you’re embarrassed by crooked or misaligned teeth, you may have options other than traditional metal braces. Our skilled orthodontists can straighten your teeth discreetly using the convenient, nearly invisible Invisalign system.

Dr. Stosich was specially trained in Invisalign in his orthodontic residency at the leading digital orthodontic institution in the world (they wrote the book on it!). During Dr. Stosich’s time at Temple, a close collaboration was formed between the two institutions to harness the technology to its full potential. This special training distinguishes him with a mastery level knowledge of Invisalign and now he is a highly experienced Grayslake and Kenilworth Invisalign provider. Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces. Because there are no metal wires or brackets, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Many of our patients had never considered traditional braces, but are now happily and comfortable improving their smiles with Invisalign.

We’re excited to help you get started on creating your new, confidence-boosting straight smile. Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Invisalign orthodontists.

Invisalign vs Braces: Which System Is Best?

Many of our patients ask us, “Is Invisalign as effective as braces?” The truth is, an aligner tray system can be just as effective for adults with simple spacing or crowding issues. Invisalign can also work as well as adult braces to correct mildly or moderately crooked teeth or malocclusion. We find that the removable Invisalign trays also offer additional advantages in allowing our patients to brush and floss their teeth normally. For our patients with complex or protracted alignment problems, traditional braces may be best as Invisalign will not correct severe issues. Our orthodontists can help you weigh the benefits of Invisalign vs braces, so schedule your evaluation today.

You can usually expect your Invisalign cost to be slightly more than the cost of traditional metal braces. Our skilled team can help you find affordable Invisalign options once you consult with an experienced Invisalign orthodontist. During your consultation, our orthodontists can determine your final Invisalign cost based on your unique needs and the complexity of your alignment issues. If you need extensive realignment, your Invisalign cost may rise and correction may take longer. Dental insurance plans often cover a portion of the Invisalign treatment cost. We’re happy to help determine your insurance plan’s Invisalign coverage, so give our office a call. We may also be able to help with flexible payment plans and low-interest financing.

How Do Orthodontists Straighten Teeth with Invisalign?

Invisalign clear braces use a sequence of customized, translucent aligner trays that fit over your teeth. Each aligner tray progressively shifts your teeth into the desired position. You’ll wear each tray for about two weeks before advancing to the next aligner. The trays function like transparent braces, correcting mild to moderate tooth alignment issues. Aligner trays can be removed so you can eat easily and clean your teeth as usual. With Invisalign at our Grayslake and Kenilworth offices, you can achieve a straighter smile without the pain and embarrassment of wires and brackets.

How Much Do Invisalign Braces Cost?

You can usually expect your Invisalign cost to be slightly more than the cost of traditional metal braces. Our skilled team can help you find affordable Invisalign options once you consult with an experienced Invisalign orthodontist. During your consultation, our orthodontists can determine your final Invisalign cost based on your unique needs and the complexity of your alignment issues. If you need extensive realignment, your Invisalign cost may rise and correction may take longer. Dental insurance plans often cover a portion of the Invisalign treatment cost. We’re happy to help determine your insurance plan’s Invisalign coverage, so give our office a call. We may also be able to help with flexible payment plans and low-interest financing.

What’s the Typical Invisalign Treatment Time?

How much your teeth need to be straightened, repositioned or rotated affects the length of your Invisalign treatment. Most of our patients can achieve straighter smiles within 10 months to two years. Because each patient’s needs are different, our orthodontist will formulate a tailor-made plan for your smile that gradually moves your teeth into their desired position over a period of months. Once treatment is complete, retainers can help you maintain your new smile.

Where Can I Find Qualified Invisalign Orthodontists?

A general orthodontist with Invisalign training or a licensed orthodontist is qualified to treat your alignment problems with Invisalign. Our Invisalign orthodontists are experienced with orthodontic aligner trays, helping you achieve your desired smile as quickly as possible.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

The ease of use and comfort of Invisalign lead many of our patients to choose this innovative aligner tray system. Here are just a few additional Invisalign benefits our patients enjoy:

  • Dental office visits are only needed every four to six weeks.
  • You can eat normally and enjoy all of your favorite foods.
  • You can remove the aligner trays any time you want.
  • With no brackets to hamper your smile, no one has to know you’re wearing clear aligner trays.

Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

If you’re excited about the possibility of a straighter smile with Invisalign, you may be wondering, “Can I get Invisalign?” The best candidates for Invisalign include adults and teens. The treatment is not usually recommended for children or for patients with severe bite, crowding or spacing issues. To find out whether Invisalign in is right for you, book a consultation with our orthodontists in Grayslake and Kenilworth to learn about your individual treatment options.

Is Invisalign Covered by Insurance?

Many dental insurance plans provide partial coverage of the cost of Invisalign. When Invisalign insurance coverage is available, many patients find that the treatment is very affordable. Our experienced team can help determine your Invisalign costs so you know what to expect.

How Can I Maintain My Smile After Invisalign?

To keep your teeth in place immediately after completing the treatment, you will likely need to wear Invisalign retainers. In most cases, patients wear the retainer for 12 to 22 hours for the first few months after treatment. Once your teeth’s new alignment has become more stable, you can graduate to wearing the retainer at night for the next six to 12 months.

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