Improve Your Smile With Invisalign

By Laura Elliff, DMD
November 18, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Are you wondering whether you could be a good candidate for Invisalign?

Most people have heard of Invisalign, a unique orthodontic system that uses clear aligners to shift and move teeth into the proper Invisalignalignment. Invisalign has made it possible for older teens and adults to finally get the beautiful smiles they deserve without peers, coworkers and friends noticing. Curious to know whether you should get Invisalign from our Batavia, IL, dentists Drs. Andrew and Laura Elliff?

Knowing more about Invisalign treatment will help you decide whether or not it’s actually the best treatment for you. Here are some things to keep in mind when getting Invisalign.


You’ll Need to Schedule a Consultation

To determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign our Batavia, IL, family dentists will need to examine your mouth and talk to you about what your smile goals are. X-rays are also taken to look for decay and other issues that will need to be treated before getting Invisalign. Most healthy teens and adults dealing with minor-to-moderate malocclusions and alignment issues can benefit from Invisalign treatment.


Invisalign is Custom-Made Just for You

In order for each aligner to apply just the perfect amount of pressure to certain teeth to move them around, our Invisalign lab will need to have the exact measurements of your teeth. Each aligner is custom-made to fit firmly against your teeth. In order to do this, our dentist will need to take digital scans of your mouth and then map out every tooth movement. This data is also sent to a dental lab to help them craft the perfect set of aligners to give you the results you want.


Aligners are Removable

Invisalign treatment can easily fit into anyone’s lifestyle. Aligners are removable so you can take them out before meals, brushing and flossing your teeth, or even before a big event or meeting. While you will certainly want to wear your aligners as often as possible throughout the day it can provide our older patients with peace of mind to know that if they really need to remove their “braces” they can do so before an important event.


Elliff Dental in Batavia, IL, is ready to help you get that perfect straight set of teeth. If you want to discuss your orthodontic options with us then call us today at (630) 482-7200.