Invisalign® Specialist

Grayslake Dentistry -  - Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry

Grayslake Dentistry

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Grayslake, IL

Is a mouthful of metal a better option than crooked, misaligned teeth? What if you could avoid both? General and cosmetic dentist Dr. Fatima Afshar offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments at Grayslake Dentistry in Grayslake, Illinois. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call Grayslake Dentistry or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What does Invisalign do?

There is an innovative new alternative to braces without many of the inconveniences that come with them: Invisalign. Your teeth will progressively align themselves over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.

The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them for at least 20 hours per day to achieve the best results. Wear the Invisalign aligners any time you are not eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.

Why choose Invisalign over braces?

An increasing amount of young adults are choosing Invisalign thanks to its ease of use and comfortability. Invisalign offers the following benefits over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:

  • Invisibility - People want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal.
  • Comfort - Thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces.
  • Convenience - It’s easy to immediately remove them whenever you need to eat, floss, or brush your teeth.
  • Timing - With Invisalign, you can expect to see results up to 50% faster than with other orthodontic techniques.

Are you a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is proven effective to treat mild-to-moderate dental misalignments, including:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

Dr. Fatima Afshar may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Grayslake Dentistry for a consultation.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

First, Dr. Fatima Afshar examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. Using a digital scanner to create 3D images of your teeth or make physical impressions, Dr. Afshar will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

Then Dr. Afshar customizes clear, plastic aligners that fit your teeth. While you wear them, the aligners gradually straighten your teeth. As your teeth begin to shift, new aligners are made. During this process, your smile will take its new, pristine shape!

Talk to Dr. Afshar if you want to straighten your teeth without painful, unsightly braces by calling Grayslake Dentistry or booking an appointment online today.