Benefits of Invisalign

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We all want to have straight, beautiful teeth, but oftentimes our mouth has different ideas. Fortunately, the best dentist in Chicago has plenty of treatment options that can quickly and effectively create the smile that you’ve always dreamed of. And one of those treatment options that are quite popular is Invisalign.

If you haven’t heard of Invisalign, the concept is simple but revolutionary. Invisalign is an alternative to braces. It’s made of clear, nearly invisible material that fits your unique teeth. The appliance is completely removable—unlike braces—yet, just like braces, when treatment is over, your smile looks like something out of a magazine.

But you don’t just want to know what Invisalign is, you want to know the benefits to you. Well, according to the best dentist in Chicago, here they are:  

No More Discomfort from Wires

Easily the greatest benefit of Invisalign is that, when you use this treatment option, wires will not be needed to straighten your teeth. Instead, your dental professional will create the appliance from a mold they take of your mouth and use tiny tweaks in the appliance to move your teeth in the desired direction. So instead of coming in periodically to get your braces adjusted, which is often uncomfortable, you just come in every once in a while to pick up an adjusted set of Invisalign appliances.

No Effects on Your Eating Habits

Traditional braces are cemented to your teeth and held in place by wires—they are not going anywhere until your dentist takes them off. This is not so with Invisalign. And that’s because Invisalign is completely removable at any time. Of course, while you’ll want to wear them at all times, you’re free to take them off when you need to eat.

In that way, using Invisalign to adjust your teeth rather than braces means you don’t have to worry about making significant dietary changes until you get them off. So long as you brush your teeth before putting the Invisalign back on, eat whatever you like.

Short Treatment Plans

Another great thing about Invisalign is that, because they’re meant for people with less severe problems, the treatment plan is usually shorter. That means you won’t have to wear Invisalign for as long as you would if you needed to get braces. Of course, individual treatment plans may vary, but generally speaking, your Invisalign treatment will be relatively short.

Braces have long been used to correct a multitude of oral imperfections. While braces are still utilized by many people of all ages to get a straight smile, advancing technology has introduced Invisalign into the mix as well. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners gradually shift your teeth into the proper position. Our dentist in Skokie will provide you with a new set of trays once every 2-3 weeks depending on how fast your teeth are shifting.

What Problems Can Invisalign Treat?

You may be under the impression that Invisalign cannot fix the same problems that braces can, but this is not the case. Gaps, overbites, underbites, open bites, crowded teeth, or a need for generally straighter teeth are all treatable through Invisalign. If you have specific questions about your smile and whether or not Invisalign is the right choice for you, please schedule a consultation with our team.


One of the main complaints patients have about braces is that they cannot continue to eat the foods that they did before getting braces. Invisalign trays are removed while eating, allowing patients to indulge in all of their favorite foods. You also take our your trays while you are brushing and flossing your teeth, allowing you to reach areas of your mouth that you could not if you had braces.


Who says getting straight teeth has to be an uncomfortable process? While shifting teeth may make your mouth sore, you won’t have to deal with metal braces rubbing against your lips. Invisalign trays are smooth, and you will barely notice that you have them in!

Boosts Self-Confidence

Confidence is an important factor when it comes to deciding whether or not Invisalign is right for you. With braces, you may be embarrassed to flash a smile full of metal. But with Invisalign, the trays are subtle and hassle-free.
Contact our dentist in Skokie if you are interested in seeing the benefits that Invisalign has to offer!

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