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Invisalign® – Aurora, IL

Discreet Orthodontic Treatment for Teens & Adults

Many patients are hesitant to begin orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to commit to having metal brackets and wires in their mouths for a year or more. If this is what has been holding you back from straightening your smile, you’ll be happy to know that we offer a discreet and more comfortable alternative made just for you. Invisalign® in Aurora is popular among teens and adults because they’re able to preserve the appearance of their smile while undergoing treatment.

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Why Choose Grand Dental - Aurora
for Invisalign®?

What is Invisalign® Treatment?

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Invisalign clear aligners are created from a digital scan of the patient’s teeth. Approximately every one to two weeks you will change out the aligners allowing for your teeth to subtly shift into place without the need for braces. Invisalign custom trays can easily be removed, allowing you to eat and drink whatever you please; along with being able to brush and floss without working around brackets.

How Does the Invisalign® System Work?

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Your custom trays will be created using a BPA-free plastic. Each set of trays will gently shift your teeth a little bit at a time. For the best results, we encourage our patients to wear their aligner trays for a minimum of 22 hours each day.

What Happens During Appointments?

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During your first appointment, our highly trained staffed will take photos, x-rays, and conduct a thorough dental exam. We will use this information to create a 3D model of your teeth and create your custom treatment plan. This treatment plan will show how your teeth will adjust over time, allowing you to see the projected result before beginning treatment. This plan will determine the frequency of visits, how often you need to switch aligner trays, and how long your treatment will last. At your next appointment, we will give you the custom-made aligner trays and review the proper way to care for them. Most patients only need to see us every other month to monitor tooth movement to ensure they are on track. Most treatments last nine to twenty-four months.

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign® Treatment?

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Both adults and teens are candidates for Invisalign treatment, and our teen aligners have a blue compliance indicator, so parents are assured they are being worn for the recommended hours. You will never feel self-conscious about your smile again while straightening your teeth. Even the most complicated cases can now be done with Invisalign clear aligners. Our Doctors have undergone additional training to be able to handle difficult cases. We are committed to achieving the results you are seeking while matching your lifestyle.

What is Invisalign® Treatment for Teens?

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Invisalign Teen is a clear aligner system providing a nearly invisible way of straightening teeth using clear, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teen’s teeth. These aligners replace the wires, brackets, and bands that traditional braces use.

How Does the Invisalign® System Work?

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Invisalign Teen is every bit as effective as traditional braces for most common teeth-straightening cases, but only when worn the recommended 22 hours a day, every day. Many parents worry that compliance will be an issue, but a clinical study showed that teens wear their aligners more responsibly than most adults! If you’re still not convinced, we’ve got you covered: each Invisalign Teen aligner has a blue indicator that will fade over time when used as directed. This allows both doctors and parents to track the patient’s progress and compliance.

Is My Child a Candidate for Invisalign® Teen?

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Invisalign Teen can successfully treat most mild to moderate cases of underbite, overbite, overcrowding, and gaps between the teeth. Our teen aligners have a blue compliance indicator, so parents are assured they are being worn for the recommended hours. Even the most complicated cases can now be done with Invisalign Teen. Our Doctors have undergone additional training to be able to handle difficult cases with Invisalign to provide you options that were not possible before. We are committed to achieving the results you are seeking that fits your lifestyle!

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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The cost of Invisalign in Aurora can vary from case to case. Each treatment plan is customized according to the needs of the individual. Things like the number of aligners, the severity of the dental problem, and the estimated duration of treatment are all factored into the overall price of care. At Grand Dental – Aurora, our team thoroughly explains the process and financial aspects of Invisalign before our administrative experts discuss available payment options with patients.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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In order to provide an accurate price estimate, an Invisalign dentist in Aurora will factor in the following:

  • The severity of an individual’s dental issue (i.e., overcrowding, gapped teeth, bite misalignment)
  • How many aligners will be required to achieve the desired results
  • The duration of treatment — some issues take longer to correct than others (i.e., overbite versus a minor gap)

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

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Do-it-yourself (DIY) clear aligner systems are becoming increasingly popular. However, many potential issues could arise should you choose this method. Solutions like Smile Direct Club are significantly cheaper than Invisalign in Aurora, but the lack of professional oversight can lead to additional oral health problems for a patient.

At our dental office, we recommend individuals consider the following before choosing a DIY solution:

  • As part of some DIY systems, patients must take their own tooth impressions at home. This can be problematic if it is not done correctly, as it could lead to ill-fitting aligners.
  • There is no orthodontist or dentist to personally oversee treatment. Instead, individuals are expected to attend virtual appointments.
  • Clear aligners may not be the best option for certain individuals. Moving forward without a thorough oral health assessment has the potential to damage the teeth.
  • Should any problems occur, a patient will need to search for a local orthodontist or dentist to assist.

With Invisalign, patients can feel confident knowing that they are using a treatment that is effective and safe. A member of our team oversees the details of the treatment, ensuring optimal results.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Some dental insurance policies offer orthodontic coverage, while others do not. It is up to you to review your plan and determine if there are stipulations or exclusions. Some carriers offer coverage but only for individuals under the age of 19, or they will only help with traditional braces. Patients who are unsure about how to obtain this information may ask a member of our team for help. Our administrative staff is always happy to answer questions and address concerns when it comes to the financial aspects of dentistry.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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At Grand Dental – Aurora, we offer additional payment options for patients whose insurance will not cover their care. Our Grand Advantage Plan requires individuals to pay a reasonable yearly fee to receive access to basic preventive care as well as a generous 20% discount on dental treatments completed within the first year of enrollment.

We also provide flexible financing through CareCredit, which allows individuals to break up the cost of Invisalign into affordable monthly installments. This is often the best choice for patients on a budget.

Invisalign FAQs

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Traditional metal braces are often uncomfortable and pose problems when patients are attempting to eat certain foods. Invisalign in Aurora offers a convenient alternative. Although this treatment is popular among most age groups, there are still many questions that you may want answers to. Knowing how to care for aligners, what to do if one gets lost, and if Invisalign is a treatment option after wearing regular braces as a teenager are all questions that we are happy to answer for you. Take a look at the information below and then contact us to learn more about clear aligners.

Does Wearing Invisalign Aligners Hurt?

When you first receive your clear aligners, you can expect some mild discomfort. The mouth must adjust to the oral appliance, and the teeth will be under constant pressure as they begin to shift. Within a few days, the pain should dissipate and leave you feeling more comfortable and confident. This process, however, reoccurs when switching out existing trays with the next set in the series. One clear advantage is that you can avoid the mandatory wire tightening that is a staple of traditional braces treatment.

Are Invisalign Results Permanent?

The result of your Invisalign treatment have the potential to be permanent if a customized retainer is worn as recommended. In the weeks, months, and years following the completion of Invisalign, our on-staff orthodontist and cosmetic dentist in Aurora recommends wearing a customized retainer to keep teeth in their corrected locations. Teeth are known to shift, especially after orthodontic treatment, so if you want to avoid undoing the months of work you put in to straighten your teeth, wearing a retainer is essential.

What Should I Do If I Lose My Invisalign Trays?

When you first meet with our team at Grand Dental – Aurora, we will explain the importance of purchasing a protective case for your aligners. This will help to prevent bad bacteria from landing on the trays as well as mishaps that could result in the trays accidentally getting thrown in the trash.

Should one or both aligners suffer damage or get lost, our team recommends keeping the last set of aligners and wearing them until we can determine if moving forward in treatment is acceptable or if new aligners need to be ordered.

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

Many patients who wore traditional braces in the past may be able to benefit from Invisalign. It depends on the severity of the dental misalignment. If, after a thorough evaluation using advanced dental technology, we find there is a way to use clear aligners to realign your teeth, we will design a treatment plan with the aim of producing predictable and long-lasting results.

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