Have you always wanted to have straight teeth but hate the idea of wearing wires and brackets? Well, qualified teens and adults can use a marvelous orthodontic system called Invisalign. Known for their discreet appearance and excellent results, clear Invisalign aligners are custom-crafted to move teeth into optimal positions. Skopek Orthodontics of North Barrington offers Invisalign, and Dr. Robert Skopek would be happy to tell you all about it.
Popular since the 1990's
Yes, that's how long Invisalign appliances have treated mild to moderate smile alignment problems. People love them because they do their work invisibly and comfortably. Treatment time is shorter than traditional braces, and patients eat whatever they wish with no restriction. Finally, the aligners are thin and smooth. No one but you and your North Barrington dentist will know you are using Invisalign.
Over the years, Dr. Skopek and other oral health providers have implemented Invisalign into scores of orthodontic plans. The system treats:
- Overcrowding and undercrowding (gaps)
- Bite issues such as overbite and underbite
- Tooth rotation and tooth tipping
- Orthodontic relapse (teeth shift after braces are removed or a retainer is not worn)
- Overjet, or protruding front teeth
Qualifying for Invisalign
Dr. Skopek does complete oral examinations on his possible Invisalign patients, including special three-dimensional scans (with the ITero Element scanner). If you qualify, he sends your information to the Invisalign lab where your aligners are custom-made with computer precision and SmartTrack thermoplastic.
In all, you'll wear 18 to 30 aligner pairs in a unique sequence tailored to your individual smile. You'll keep them in 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them to eat, brush and floss. Plus, you'll see Dr. Skopek every four to six weeks for check-ups and to receive your next sets of aligners.
You'll actually see your smile transformed before your very eyes. You'll be comfortable, eat what you want and be done in half the time conventional braces take. A Vivera retainer keeps your smile in perfect alignment after you complete your treatment plan.
The American Association of Orthodontists says 20 percent of orthodontic patients are adults just like you. Why not explore the possibilities innovative Invisalign aligners offer? For consultation with Dr. Robert Skopek and his team, contact the office in North Barrington, IL, at (847) 277-1212.