Invisalign Article

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. I like to stress to everyone that invisalign is not for everyone, you have to be a candidate, compliant with wearing your trays, and maintain good oral hygiene during treatment. I am proud to be the only 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 

How long do I have to be in invisalign treatment?
How much does it cost?
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

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