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Invisalign® Specialist

Oasis Family Dental

Paula Skowronski-Adamiak, DDS

Family Dentist & Facial Aesthetics Specialist located in Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL

Recent studies indicate that more than half of Americans cover their mouths when they laugh because they feel insecure about their teeth. Paula Skowronski-Adamiak, DDS, and the team at Oasis Family Dental in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, know that crooked teeth are no laughing matter when it comes to your oral health and your self-confidence, so she offers the Invisalign® clear alignment system. Invisalign makes it easy to get straighter teeth without the hassle of traditional metal braces. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online to take the first step toward a more beautiful smile.

Invisalign® Q & A

How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

Invisalign clear aligners work by gently moving your teeth into their desired position using a series of clear, plastic aligning trays. The aligners are custom-designed for your mouth and your specific dental issues. The aligners apply gentle yet effective pressure to your teeth so they gradually shift into place over the course of your treatment.

What are the advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces?

Traditional braces require you to wear brackets and metal wires during the course of your orthodontic treatment, which for many teens and adults is inconvenient. The Invisalign system offers a variety of advantages over traditional metal braces, including:

  • Removable to eat
  • Removable to brush and floss
  • Nearly invisible
  • Comfortable to wear
  • No irritating metal
  • No broken wires
  • Removable for special occasions
  • Shorter treatment time

Teens and adults love the Invisalign system because it’s so easy to keep enjoying your favorite foods without worrying about it getting stuck to your braces. Since you remove Invisalign to eat, drink, and brush your teeth, it’s easy to keep your whole mouth healthy during treatment.

And, if you have a prom or a wedding coming up, you can remove Invisalign for that special occasion and for photographs to commemorate the event.

What orthodontic problems can Invisalign correct?

The Invisalign system corrects a number of common orthodontic issues, including:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Unevenly spaced teeth

If you’re a candidate for traditional braces, you can most likely benefit from Invisalign. Invisalign can give you the straighter, more perfectly spaced teeth you’ve always wanted.

What is the treatment process like?

Initially, your dental team at Oasis Family Dental takes digital X-rays and impressions of your mouth. Then your dentist creates a precise treatment plan and creates your custom aligners. You wear each set of clear aligners 20-22 hours each day, taking them out only to brush, floss, eat, and drink.

You move on to a new set of aligners every 1-2 weeks, as your dentist prescribes, until you achieve your desired results. The team monitors your progress every month or so to make sure your teeth are gradually moving into their desired place.

Crooked, misaligned teeth can affect your oral health. Find out how you can easily and conveniently get straighter teeth and a healthier mouth with the Invisalign system today. Online scheduling is always available, or you can call the office to request an appointment.