Get beautiful, straight teeth without braces
Invisalign: Virtually-Invisible, Clear Aligners
Dr. Frey is a Premier Invisalign® Provider in Naperville, IL
Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted — without braces. Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you.
These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans out for you.
There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life.
The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Differences Between Invisalign & Braces
Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic Invisalign aligners don't have metal components that might irritate your mouth.
And, because they’re removed when you eat, you won't have to watch what you eat like you would when wearing braces – bring on the popcorn and peanuts.
In fact, the aligners must be removed for eating and for drinking anything other than water, so you need to make sure you’re willing to do that before you decide on Invisalign clear braces.
To prevent staining, you’ll need to clean your teeth each time you eat before putting the aligners back in place.
Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces, since you don’t have to work around any brackets and wires.
Talk to Dr. Frey About Invisalign
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day for them to do their job of straightening your teeth. But, with Invisalign, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, a retainer is generally recommended following Invisalign treatment in order to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework; the doctor can advise you about what options are best for you.