Invisalign Specialist

RISUS Orthodontics

Orthodontics located in Skokie, Glenview, & Northbrook, IL

If you’re looking for a convenient, comfortable, and discreet treatment for straightening your smile, look no further than Invisalign®. RISUS Orthodontics offers exceptional Invisalign treatments at their three state-of-the-art clinics in Glenview, Northbrook, and Skokie, Illinois. To learn more about how Invisalign’s clear aligners can give you the smile you’ve always wanted, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary system that fixes improperly aligned smiles with a series of clear aligners. The aligners are made from a smooth, flexible, BPA-free plastic, and fit snugly and comfortably over your teeth. Over 6 million people worldwide have chosen to straighten their smiles with Invisalign, making it an increasingly popular orthodontic alternative to traditional metal braces.

Can Invisalign correct my smile?

Invisalign is best-suited to correcting minor-to-moderate dental misalignments in patients who have healthy teeth and gums. Some of the orthodontic issues that Invisalign can correct include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gap teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Invisalign is also a great treatment for generally straightening teeth that are slightly misaligned.

What is the process of getting Invisalign?

The team at RISUS Orthodontics begins your Invisalign journey with a consultation at their offices. They take a digital impression of your smile using the iTero Element® intraoral scanner, then upload that impression to a computer, where it becomes a virtual model of your smile. That virtual model is then manipulated to map out all of the necessary “steps” your teeth need to take in their journey to proper alignment.

These “steps” are then turned into your series of aligners. Your aligners fit snugly over your smile and exert a small-but-constant amount of pressure that gradually shifts your teeth into a better position.

You wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours every day, only taking them out to eat, brush, and floss. Treatment time varies depending on your current and target alignment, but most patients can expect to see their final results in about 12-18 months. 

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

The Invisalign system offers a number of advantages for your orthodontic treatment, including:

Comfort

Your aligners are smooth and flexible, so they feel great in your mouth.

Convenience

Your aligners are removable, so you don’t have to adjust your diet or learn and special techniques to keep your teeth clean during treatment. Simply take them out whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss, and put them back in when you’re done.

Discretion

Your aligners are virtually invisible on your smile, so nobody will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them.

To learn more about Invisalign, or to begin your journey toward a straighter smile, schedule a visit with RISUS Orthodontics today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.