Invisalign Arlington Heights, IL

Invisalign® An Overview

Arlington Heights dentist Dr. Brent Engelberg is a certified Chicago area Invisalign® provider, often recommending this type of orthodontic treatment for teen and adult patients. Invisalign® can be used for both cosmetic and restorative purposes to straighten your teeth and improve your dental health. It is an effective and convenient alternative to traditional metal braces for patients who need mild to moderate orthodontia.

Invisalign® uses proprietary digital treatment planning software and a series of clear aligners. These comfortable, invisible aligners will gently reposition your teeth without the embarrassment and hassles associated with traditional metal braces. Although Invisalign is not for everyone, it can effectively treat many common dental concerns:

  • crooked or misaligned teeth
  • under bite
  • over bite
  • cross bite

Dr. Engelberg will determine if Invisalign is right for you after a thorough dental examination and discussion of your dental and cosmetic concerns.

The Benefits of Invisalign®

Straightening your teeth has benefits beyond enhancing your smile. Crooked teeth can be the underlying cause of a range of dental problems including TMJ. Your treatment will improve your dental health with minimal discomfort.

The clear aligners will not irritate the soft tissues of the gums and can be removed for daily oral hygiene, enabling patients to effectively brush and floss during treatment. They can also be removed for eating and require no dietary restrictions.

One of the key benefits, what attracts most adult patients, is that they are invisible- no one has to know your are wearing braces.

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Invisalign® What to Expect

Your process will begin with a consultation with Dr. Engelberg to determine if Invisalign is right for you and to create your personalized treatment plan. We will take digital impressions of your teeth and send them to the Invisalign laboratory to have a series of custom, clear aligners made for your teeth.

Most patients will receive several sets of trays, each pair is worn for about two weeks to gradually reposition the teeth. The length of treatment depends on your condition as well as your goals. Generally speaking, treatment takes 6 to 9 months, but some patients may achieve the results they want in as few as 3 or 4 months.

Your final aligner is a retainer that will serve to maintain your new, straighter smile. Routine dental visits with Dr. Engelberg are also an important part of keeping your new smile healthy and functional.

The cost of Invisalign clear aligners depends on the individual treatment. Factors that determine pricing include the number of setups and aligners needed to achieve the desired straightening results. When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is typically less expensive.

Are clear aligners covered by insurance?

Invisalign clear aligners are typically not covered by insurance. Our office will help you with any billing and paperwork to maximize your dental insurance benefits. We also offer third party financing and payment plans for patients concerned about the cost of Invisalign treatment.

Calculate Your Treatment

You may be surprised to find out how affordable Invisalign can be. Dr. Engelberg can help you find the monthly payment that fits your budget. Calculate your cost at: Invisalign.com/cost

Schedule An Invisalign Consultation Today

Schedule a visit to AH Smiles for an Invisalign consultation with cosmetic dentist Dr. Engelberg. Call our comprehensive dentistry at (847) 230-9703 or use our contact us online at your convenience. AH Smiles is conveniently located for patients in Long Grove, Deerfield, Northbrook, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, IL and many suburbs in Northwest Chicago.

Invisalign® FAQs

Can I wear my Invisalign while eating?

If you want to eat something while wearing your Invisalign you should take it out before. Most people have a case or a specific place where they always store their appliance while eating so they do not misplace it. It is also always a good idea to clean your teeth and your Invisalign after eating.

What can I eat and drink while wearing Invisalign?

Many people form a habit of drinking coffee and other drinks while keeping their Invisalign in. This is not a good idea. Drinks can discolor your Invisalign quickly, making it look like you’re wearing a yellow appliance instead of a clear one. You can drink water while wearing an Invisalign, but that is the only suggested drink to intake.

How painful is Invisalign?

Invisalign is known to be uncomfortable for the first few days after it has been fitted, and when things are changed throughout the process. Majority of people describe this pain as mild, and slightly uncomfortable but completely bearable. After getting it changed or refitted it may feel tight, like wearing a really tight pair of pants, but pain is mild.