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Invisalign® Aligners - Naperville, IL

Helping Teens & Adults Discreetly Straighten Their Smiles

Have you been avoiding seeking orthodontic treatment because you don’t want to wear metal brackets and wires in your mouth for a year or longer? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that we offer an alternative that is discreet and much more comfortable. Adults and teens alike prefer Invisalign® aligners in Naperville because it allows them to maintain a natural appearance throughout the course of their treatment.

Why Choose Grand Dental - Naperville for Invisalign® Aligners?

What Is Invisalign® Treatment?

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We take a digital scan of your teeth to create a series of clear aligners. Every week or two, you’ll switch to the next set of aligners, which subtly shift your teeth into their ideal positions without the need for metal braces. Invisalign’s trays can be taken out easily, allowing you to eat and drink whatever you would like as well as brush and flossing without having to clean around brackets.

How does the Invisalign® aligner system work?

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Your personalized trays are made with a BPA-free plastic. Each pair of aligners will shift a small section of your smile at a time. For best results, we suggest wearing the trays for 22 hours a day at minimum.

What happens during Invisalign® treatment appointments?

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During your first visit, our team will capture detailed X-rays and meticulously examine your smile. Using this information, we create a 3D model of your teeth and design a personalized treatment plan. We can even show you a projection of how your teeth will move over the course of treatment.

At your next appointment, we’ll give you your custom aligners and review how to take care of them. Most patients only need to visit us every six to eight weeks so we can ensure your treatment is going swimmingly. Treatments generally last anywhere from 9 to 24 months.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign® treatment?

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Both adults and older teens make great candidates for Invisalign treatment. They can straighten your smile without sacrificing your professional appearance. Oftentimes, even the most complex orthodontic problems can be corrected by Invisalign.

What Is Invisalign® for Teens?

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Invisalign Teen utilizes a series of clear plastic aligners that straighten your teen’s teeth in a practically unnoticeable way. These removable trays are custom-made to comfortably fit your teen’s smile.

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How does Invisalign Teen® work?

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Invisalign Teen straightens teeth just as effectively as metal braces. All your teen has to do is wear the aligners for 22 hours a day. If you’re worried your teen will forget or neglect to wear their trays, rest assured that every Invisalign Teen aligner has a blue indicator that fades over time when worn as directed. This allows both parents and doctors to measure compliance and progress.

What happens during appointments for Invisalign Teen®?

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During your teen’s first visit, our team will capture detailed X-rays and meticulously examine their smile. Using this information, we create a 3D model of their teeth and design a personalized treatment plan. We can even display a projection of how their teeth will move throughout the course of treatment.

At your teen’s next appointment, we’ll give them their custom aligners and review how to take care of them. Most patients only need to visit us every six to eight weeks so we can ensure that treatment is going swimmingly. Treatments generally last anywhere from 9 to 24 months.

Is my child a candidate for Invisalign Teen®?

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Generally, Invisalign Teen can treat the majority of mild to moderate cases of overbite, underbite, crossbite, overcrowding, and gapped teeth. Our aligners for teens even have a blue mark that indicates compliance, assuring you that your son or daughter is wearing their aligners as often as they should and completing their treatment in a timely manner.

Invisalign FAQs

Invisalign in Naperville

Invisalign in Naperville is a clear, discreet method of orthodontic treatment that is popular among busy professionals and adults who prefer an effective way to straighten teeth without traditional metal brackets and wires. Offering patients the ability to pursue treatment without compromising daily appearance, it is common for individuals to have many questions about the process, the timeline, and the post-Invisalign results and expectations. Below is a list of common questions asked by patients. Feel free to contact our office with any concerns or to learn more.

Does Wearing Invisalign Aligners Hurt?

Daily wear of Invisalign clear aligners should not cause pain. However, it is normal for these trays to cause minor discomfort when first put into place. Also, each time a patient switches to a new set, some soreness will likely occur. This is due to the aligners gently applying pressure to teeth to keep them moving in the right direction. As teeth move into proper alignment, it is natural to feel some aching and minor pain. An over-the-counter pain reliever can minimize discomfort.

Are Invisalign Results Permanent?

The results achieved with Invisalign are designed to be permanent, but patients who do not adhere to the strict guidelines following the completion of treatment may experience issues. A retainer is required after Invisalign is complete. Patients who wear it according to the recommendations of our Grand Dental – Naperville team will discover their teeth remain in place. Those who forgo necessary retention can expect to see their teeth shift back into their original position, undoing months of orthodontic work.

What Should I Do If I Lose My Invisalign Trays?

Our team recommends all patients receiving Invisalign treatment purchase a protective case. This is designed to keep aligners safe while the person eats or drinks. It is too easy to accidentally discard the aligners, especially if they are wrapped in a napkin. Instead, keeping them in a case not only protects them from harmful bacteria and particles in the air but also, the potential for damage or loss.

Should a patient accidentally lose a tray, it is essential to wear the previous set of aligners to minimize the amount of teeth movement. If a new aligner is needed, another one will be created. After an evaluation by our cosmetic dentist in Naperville, we may recommend moving on to the next set in the series.

Can I Be Treated with Invisalign If I’ve Worn Braces in the Past?

A consultation with our dental team is the only way to know if an individual can pursue Invisalign. Many patients who previously wore traditional braces have found success with clear aligners, but it’s ultimately based on the severity of the problem and the person’s commitment to the process. Overcrowding, gapped teeth, misalignment, and crooked teeth are evaluated with modern dental technology to determine if Invisalign will lend effective results.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

The cost of Invisalign in Naperville

Invisalign in Naperville does not cost the same amount for every patient. We customize each treatment plan to meet the needs of the individual, and the number of aligners and the duration of treatment are all important to determining the overall cost of care. At Grand Dental – Naperville, our team will take as much as time as you need to go over the process, expected price, and available payment options.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

Invisalign aligner in Naperville

When calculating the cost of Invisalign, we will factor in the following information:

  • The severity of the alignment issue (e.g., gapped teeth, overcrowding, bite misalignment)
  • The number of aligners required
  • The duration of treatment, because some issues take more time to fix than others

Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

Invisalign aligners in Naperville

There is some appeal for do-it-yourself clear aligners , which are becoming more and more popular. However, what they don’t tell you is that many potential issues can come up. Treatments like Smile Direct Club may cost less than Invisalign in Naperville, but having no oversight can lead to costly oral health problems.

Before choosing a DIY solution, we strongly encourage you to consider the following:

  • You have to take impressions at home. If this process is not done correctly, the aligners may not fit properly, and your treatment plan can be inaccurate.
  • No orthodontist will oversee your treatment or meet with you face-to-face. Instead, you are expected to engage in virtual visits and report your own progress.
  • Clear aligners are not always the right option. Moving forward with this treatment can damage teeth in certain situations.
  • If you experience a problem, you will need to work with a local orthodontist anyway.

When you choose Invisalign, you can have the peace of mind and confidence pursuing treatment that is safe and effective.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Although many dental insurance plans have orthodontic coverage, some don’t. You should review your policy to find out if there are stipulations or exclusions. Often, insurance companies offer coverage only for patients 18 years old or younger, or they only cover traditional orthodontic care. If you aren’t sure about your specific plan’s verbiage, you can ask a member of our team for assistance. Our expert administrative staff can answer any questions in terms of the financial side of treatment.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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At Grand Dental – Naperville, we can help whether you do or do not have insurance coverage. We offer various payment options, including our Grand Advantage Plan. This alternative to insurance requires a single yearly fee in exchange for access to basic preventive care as well as a 20% discount on dental treatments that are completed within the first year of enrollment.

We accept flexible financing through CareCredit, breaking up the total amount for Invisalign treatment into monthly payments, which helps anyone who is on a budget.

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