Invisalign O’Fallon IL
The invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. To discuss clear braces in the O’Fallon IL area, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.
For information on Invisalign, please visit www.invisalign.com.
- Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
- The aligners are made through a combination of Dr. Schillinger‘s expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.
- You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Schillinger has prescribed.
- You’ll visit Dr. Schillinger about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 9 – 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
Straightening your teeth doesn’t have to mean wearing a mouthful of metal. If your teeth are crooked and you want to straighten them without years of wearing and caring for uncomfortable, obtrusive metal braces, consider a newer, more comfortable option – Invisalign braces. These virtually invisible braces are easy to wear, removable, and gently adjust your teeth with little or no pain and in less time than more traditional options. At Innovation Dental Group, we offer Invisalign clear braces in our O’Fallon office using the latest technology for a perfect fit and painless correction.
How Invisalign Works
Innovation Dental Group recommends Invisalign in our O’Fallon office, where you’ll get superior and compassionate care backed by years of expertise.
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gently straighten your teeth without having to use metal wires and brackets fastened to your teeth. Using E-D computer imaging technology, Dr. Schillinger crafts aligners that perfectly fit each patient’s teeth. You wear your aligners all day and night, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You wear a new, slightly different set of aligners every two weeks to slowly move your teeth into the proper position.
As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move almost imperceptibly until they have straightened to the desired final position. Dr. Schillinger carefully monitors your progress, seeing you about every six weeks to ensure the treatment is progressing correctly.
Invisalign clear braces take about 9-15 months to straighten teeth fully for most people. During that time, anywhere from 18 to 30 aligners will be used. Dr. Schillinger will evaluate your smile to determine how long the process takes and how many aligners you need.
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What are the Advantages of Invisalign?
For many people in O’Fallon and the surrounding area, Invisalign clear braces give them the chance to improve their smile and health without having to deal with the hassle of the old-fashioned “railroad track” braces worn by generations of teens. Invisalign has several advantages that make them the best choice for most teens and adults.
For teens in sports or who play musical instruments, Invisalign makes it easy to participate without risk of injury due to metal braces. Each aligner tray is custom-fitted to your teeth and gums for a snug, comfortable fit. You don’t have to worry about rough spots, cuts on your gums, and wires that come loose and poke the delicate tissue inside your mouth.
Less Time in the Dentist’s Chair
There is minimal time needed in Dr. Schillinger’s office because the clear braces don’t need to be fixed or adjusted. Without wires and brackets, you won’t be coming to the office for repairs.
Easy Dental Care
Many people develop tooth decay when wearing metal braces because bacteria and debris are difficult to remove around the brackets. Brushing and flossing are also tricky. You can remove your Invisalign when you brush and floss your teeth for better cleaning.
Invisalign is Completely Removable
While we don’t recommend leaving your clear braces out for days at a time, we understand there are special occasions when you don’t want to wear your aligners. For those moments, you can take out your aligners for the day and pop them back in the following day.
No Eating Restrictions
Corn on the cob, crunchy snacks, chewy and sticky foods – all are off-limits with metal braces. But with Invisalign, O’Fallon residents don’t have to sacrifice their favorite treats.
Because Invisalign braces are clear plastic resin, you can wear them with confidence every day. They are nearly invisible, fitly securely, and don’t interfere with your day, so feel free to laugh, smile, and enjoy life.
See Before You Buy
Dr. Schillinger uses 3D imaging technology to determine your treatment. These images show you what your teeth will look like throughout the process, so you know what the result will look like before you decide on getting Invisalign.
With so many advantages, some people assume getting Invisalign in O’Fallon is expensive. The cost is actually comparable to more traditional braces. For most people, clear braces get the job done more quickly, with less discomfort, and at a reasonable price.