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Invisalign® Clear Braces for Lisle Families

Woman placing invisalign trayMany patients who visit Arbor Dental Care in Lisle ask about getting a straighter smile. Some of these are adult patients who never had orthodontic treatment, some need orthodontic retreatment because their smile shifted after care, and teens and adults who want to achieve a straighter smile without the hassle that comes with traditional bracket and wire braces. For these patients and anyone interested in a more subtle form of orthodontic care, Invisalign® may be a great option. Our skilled dentists and caring team offer smile realignment using these innovative Invisalign® clear braces system. If you’d like to find out whether or not Invisalign® is an option for you, contact our team to schedule an appointment.

What is Invisalign®?

Clear alignment tray

Invisalign® is an alternative orthodontic solution that uses clear, plastic alignment trays rather than brackets and wires to straighten teeth. We utilize the latest 3D imaging technologies to design the alignment trays and plan the entire course of treatment. The process takes about twelve months to complete from start to finish, and allows patients to maintain a more comfortable day to day life during treatment. Invisalign® trays are removable, so patients can simply take them out during meals or while they’re brushing and flossing.

How Does Invisalign® Work?

Patient placing clear aligner

Traditional braces use brackets and wires to move teeth. These braces require regular adjustment by an orthodontist, and are very noticable. Invisalign® uses a series of custom crafted alignment trays to shift teeth into position. We use 3D imagining to design each set of aligners, and these trays represent one step closer to the desired end result of orthodontic care. Worn for about two weeks at a time, the trays place pressure on teeth shifting them towards their ideal position. Then, patients simply exchange their current aligners for the next set in the series.