What Is Invisalign?
By Meredith Gantos DDS, FAGD
May 08, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   invisalign   orthodontics  

Have you ever looked at your smile and imagined a straighter, more uniform grin? Does the thought of traditional metal braces turn you off invisalignto finally going ahead with your goal of a straighter smile? If so, Invisalign could help you achieve your goal without requiring you to wear permanent metal brackets or wires on your teeth during treatment. Find out about Invisalign and its clear aligner trays with Dr. Meredith Gantos and Dr. Danielle Cascioli in Naperville, IL.

What is Invisalign? 
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment which corrects your misaligned teeth and problems with your bite. While traditional braces use metal brackets and wires permanently attached to the teeth, Invisalign uses clear aligner trays made from plastic. Patients wear the trays one by one until the end of their treatment. The number of trays in the series depends on the patient, their dental situation, and how complex their orthodontic treatment is.

How can Invisalign benefit me? 
Invisalign treats your orthodontic issues without changing your look, allowing you to straighten your smile or correct your bite discreetly. Traditional braces require specialized cleaning methods and avoiding certain foods. Invisalign is removable, allowing patients to continue their normal oral care routines and eating habits.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign? 
A good candidate for Invisalign has a good at home oral care routine which keeps their teeth free from decay-causing plaque and tartar. This will benefit them throughout their treatment as teeth decay and gum disease can cause lengthened treatment times or other complications. Invisalign treats the same issues as traditional braces, making them a good choice for those patients who have misaligned teeth, overcrowding or under crowding, overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and other problems often treated by braces.

Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment in Naperville, IL 
Your next step to achieving the straightened smile you want is a simple phone call. A consultation with your dentist can help you determine if orthodontic care is a good option for you and if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Gantos and Dr. Cascioli in Naperville, IL. Call (630) 420-9090 to schedule your appointment today!


Naperville, IL Dentist Gantos Dental Group 720 N. Washington St. Ste. #106 Naperville, IL 60536 (630) 420-9090