New Family Dental

General Dentists located in Arlington Heights, IL

A less-than-perfect smile can leave you feeling embarrassed or self-conscious. But with Invisalign® treatments at New Family Dental in Arlington Heights, Illinois, you can straighten your teeth by wearing barely-there clear aligners. Find out if Invisalign is right for you by booking a consultation online or by calling the clinic directly to schedule an Invisalign appointment.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign serves the same purpose as traditional braces: Straightening your teeth. But the treatment process doesn’t involve unsightly wires or brackets. Instead, the state-of-the-art Invisalign 3D computer modeling system takes images of your teeth and bite and maps out how your teeth are going to shift during your treatment process.

All you have to do is slip in the clear, nearly invisible Invisalign aligners and wear them for at least 20-22 hours each day, taking them out only to eat and drink, and brush and floss. Every one to two weeks, you switch to a new set of aligners, which continue to shift your teeth into a straighter, more perfected alignment. 

Is Invisalign right for me?

The technology behind Invisalign has continued to advance over the years and can now correct many types of imperfections. Invisalign may be an ideal teeth-straightening solution for you if you have:

  • Gaps or spaces between your teeth
  • Under-, over-, or crossbite
  • Crooked teeth

If you have more complex misalignment issues, your dedicated dentist at New Family Dental may include SmartForce® attachments as part of your Invisalign treatment plan. 

These tooth-colored attachments are tiny bumps they attach to your teeth to help your Invisalign aligners stay in place and push with greater force. Once the attachments are no longer needed, your dentist files them away. 

While Invisalign is an in-demand treatment for adults, it’s also ideal for teens who want an alternative to traditional braces. When you come into New Family Dental for your Invisalign evaluation, your dentist examines your teeth and bite and lets you know how this innovative orthodontic treatment can help you. 

How long is the Invisalign treatment process?

New Family Dental tailors your Invisalign treatment process entirely to your needs. On average, Invisalign can leave you with the smile of your dreams in as little as 12-18 months. Of course, if you have minor or more complex dental issues, your treatment plan could be shorter or longer. 

Learn more about how Invisalign can benefit you by booking an exam at New Family Dental today. Click on the online scheduler or call the office to book your visit.