Do you have crowding or spacing that can be contributing to other dental problems? Dr. Sam Weisz is Certified by invisalign as a Premiere Provider.
Libertyville Dental Associates is a Certified Invisalign® Provider.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® has changed the face of orthodontics. Instead of wires attached to your teeth, your teeth can now be straightened invisibly.
- Invisalign® is clear.You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
- Invisalign® is removable.Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
- Invisalign® is comfortable. No metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation, and less time in the dentist’s chair getting adjustments.
The Invisalign® process has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthdontic practices nationwide. However, only a certified dentist like ours can undertake this procedure.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
- A set of aligners are worn for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position the dentist has prescribed.
- You will visit us approximately once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 11 months with the average number of aligners worn during treatment between 18 and 30. This of course will vary from case to case.
The aligners are made through a combination of our dentists’ expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology provided by the Invisalign® company.
We now offer Invisalign Teen™ designed specifically with additional features that compensate for Teen treatment challenges. Click here to learn more.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your dental health – we don’t charge for giving advice! Our dentists and staff will welcome you and your entire famil, and take pride in individualized attention to our patietns. We are proud to be taking care of the Lake County communities as trusted dentists for Gurnee, Libertyville, Mundelein, and Graylake for over 35 years.
Many people are starting to hear about straightening their teeth with invisalign as an alternative to braces. Invisalign is improving their technology everyday, allowing more adults to consider the options of invisalign versus conventional braces. As a certified provider of invisalign since 2005, I have been able to grow with the improved technology. In just the past few years we have seen these simple clear trays go from moving simple orthodontic relapse cases to improving patients with full fled moderate to severe crowding of the top and bottom teeth. Invisalign is a predicatable alternative if you are compliant with wearing your trays and are willing to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment. I am proud to be the only 2010 Priemier Preferred Provider that is a General Dentist in Lake county spanning Libertyville, Gurnee, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Grayslake, Lake Forest, and Waukegan. This means our Libertyville Dental Associates office has been honored by invisalign with this distinction through our high level of case experience. With many happy invisalign patients comes some common questions. The three most common questions my patients ask about invisalign is
1. How long do I have to be in invisalign treatment?
2. How much does it cost?
3. Does it hurt?
Invisalign treatment time and cost vary depending on the severity of the case. Simple cases can take anywhere from 2 months to 8 months. More difficult cases can take from 6 to 24 months to complete. I try to teach my patients that the most important goal is to get your teeth and bite into proper form so that you are happy with the end result. Cost is a real issue these days and it should not be overlooked, very easy cases can range from $3800 up to and over $5000 is some areas in the city of Chicago for more complex cases. The best thing to do is get an assessment of your bite and smile to see where you might fit in case time, difficulty and cost. At Libertyville Dental Associates we offer free invisalign consultations to allow patients to get a feel for the office and what invisalign treatment might look like for each individual. This brings us to our last question. The beauty of invisalign and why so many adults and now even teens are looking at invisalign as first option over braces at the Orthodontist. Invisalign really is a more pain free process. The records are taken with pictures and simple impressions. There are no brackets that tear at your gums and cause ulcerations. The trays are clear and virtually invisible. Patients do experience some slight discomfort when they get a new tray in place because the teeth are moving. Most equate it to a light headache and don’t need any pain medication. I am going to try and document a couple of cases for everyone to understand what the patient process is like from start to finish. I hope this helps with some of your invisalign questions, try to find someone who can do a free consultation like Libertyville Dental Associates. If you are in the libertyville or surrounding area please feel free to give us a call at 847.367.6360 or stop by 1641 N. Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville IL 60048 for a Free Consultation.
I look forward to answering any questions online,
Dr. Sam Weisz D.D.S