Libertyville Dental Associates explains that while those braces that you see on your social media threads are tempting, they aren’t the best solution. Because anyone can order removable braces online, problems usually occur, as not everyone is a suitable candidate for clear braces and that is where Invisalign comes in.

No Doctor with Mail Order Braces

The form that you fill out for mail order braces asks for digital pictures and that’s about it. You won’t see a dentist and you won’t have someone monitoring your progress.

It’s important to note that people who have severe under or overbites or people who have large spaces between teeth are usually not good candidates for removable aligners, but that doesn’t mean those people can’t order clear braces online.

Anyone can order clear aligners on the internet making them problematic, especially for people who have serious issues. Sadly, those patients should have seen a dentist. Their crooked and misaligned teeth could be more serious than they think requiring a different tooth straightening system.

Invisalign® for a Clearer Difference

Dr. Sam Weisz from Libertyville Dental Associates is a preferred and certified Invisalign® provider, but that’s not all, Dr. Weisz is also an Invisalign® Premiere Provider. Invisalign® Premiere Providers treat at least 50 patients a year for crooked teeth using Invisalign®.

The clear aligners system has literally changed the way people straighten teeth because instead of wires and brackets, you have clear aligners and those aligners are removable.

The Advantages of Invisalign®

Because Invisalign® is invisible, no one will know you are wearing your aligners except you and Libertyville Dental Associates.

The aligners are also removable meaning you will not have to deal with wearing braces all of the time. This is excellent for oral hygiene as it is impossible to brush under conventional braces making tooth decay and gum disease more prevalent.

Invisalign® is a safer system as well as you will not be dealing with wires and brackets. Conventional braces cause mouth irritation, especially if a wire should break.

Unlike conventional braces, which require twice-monthly dental appointments for adjustments, you will only need to see the team from Libertyville Dental Associates every six weeks.

How Invisalign® Works

If you and clear braces are a good fit, you will be issued between 18 and 30 sets of clear plastic aligners. Of course, the number varies according to your prescription.

You will replace your aligners every 14 days gradually moving your teeth into the desired position. According to Libertyville Dental Associates, you wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours every day. They are removed when you eat, drink, brush, and floss.

How Long Do Clear Braces Take to Work

The total treatment time for Invisalign® is between 11 and 18 months with some patients seeing results in as little as 6 months. Again, everyone is different.

Invisalign® for a Straight and Healthy Smile

Give those online braces a miss and call and schedule a no obligation Invisalign® consultation with Libertyville Dental Associates. You’ll be glad you did and so will your teeth. Book online for a consultation today.