Invisalign in Lansing, IL
For many patients, the idea of wearing brackets and wires to straighten their teeth is just not appealing. At Pallotto Dental Care, we offer an effective alternative that makes orthodontic treatment more discreet and convenient.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Are you considering invisible braces? Our Lansing dentists can help.
Invisalign clear aligners use a series of nearly invisible trays to reposition and straighten teeth into ideal alignment gradually. While clear aligners often treat cosmetic issues, they can also correct certain orthodontic conditions, such as:
- Gaps between teeth
Misaligned teeth can cause oral conditions such as malocclusion (a bite that does not come together properly), jaw pain, and increased instances of gum disease and tooth decay.
How Invisible Braces in Lansing, IL Work
To determine whether clear braces are appropriate, we will schedule you an evaluation with Dr. Josephine Pallotto, Dr. Nicholas Pallotto, or Dr. Anthony Pallotto. Our Lansing, IL dentists will discuss the best option to achieve a beautiful, comfortable smile and how long you can expect treatment to take.
Invisalign works best for patients who already have their permanent teeth and who are motivated enough to adhere to the treatment guidelines, so we typically recommend it for adults and teens.
To create your clear aligner trays, we will take x-rays, digital photographs, and impressions for the dental lab to use in fabrication. Clear braces in Lansing are made out of plastic, which is smooth and comfortable to wear.
Wearing each set of trays for about two to three weeks will ensure that treatment progresses in a timely fashion. Patients can remove Invisalign aligners to eat, brush and floss their teeth, and drink hot liquids, but they should be worn consistently at all other times.
Regular follow-up appointments with your Lansing dentist track treatment progress and allows us to make any adjustments necessary.
As with all types of orthodontic treatment, the use of a retainer after treatment keeps teeth from shifting.
The Benefits of Invisalign
More patients than ever want an alternative to orthodontic treatment that fits into their busy and socially active lifestyles. That is why so many patients appreciate the benefits of clear braces:
- Completely clear and hardly noticeable
- Removable trays
- Smooth on cheeks and tongue
- Easy to brush and floss teeth
- No food caught in brackets
It is easy to acclimate to wearing the aligners and speaking with them in place. Patients avoid the discomfort involved with “tightening” appointments and irritated inner cheek tissue after each adjustment.
Caring for Your Clear Aligners
Aligner trays should never get hot. Keep them out of hot water and never leave them in a hot car, or they may warp and become useless.
Use cool water and mild soap to clean them rather than toothpaste. Many toothpastes contain abrasives and can scratch the surface of the aligners, allowing them to trap bacteria and odors. Rinse well and place trays into a freshly brushed and flossed mouth for the best results.
Call Our Lansing Dental Office for an Invisalign Evaluation
Are you seeking invisible braces to achieve a straight smile? Our Lansing, IL dental office proudly welcomes new patients to join our dental family! Click here to contact Pallotto Dental Care and get started on your Invisalign journey.
We also serve patients in Munster, Dyer, Highland, and Lynwood!