Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in Glenview & Chicago, IL

You deserve a smile you truly feel proud of – and at Yummy Dental & Orthodontics for Kids, our mission is to help you achieve one through quality orthodontic treatment. We understand that every patient is different, and we offer a wide range of treatment options to suit the diverse lifestyles of our patients. In addition to treatments like traditional metal braces, we are proud to offer Invisalign as a convenient, discreet treatment option.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary alternative to traditional forms of orthodontic treatment, providing a new option for discreetly straightening your teeth. Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move the teeth. Invisalign aligners are almost impossible to see when worn, and they're easy to pop in and out for brushing, flossing, eating, or drinking, offering a wide variety of benefits and conveniences to patients:

  • Virtually Invisible: True to their name, Invisalign aligners are almost completely invisible when worn. They won't show up in photos, and almost no one will know you're straightening your teeth!
  • No Dietary Restrictions: Unlike with braces, you won't have to alter your diet for Invisalign treatment. You can still enjoy all of your favorite foods.
  • Improved Comfort: Invisalign aligners are smooth to the touch and won't cause the tiny scratches and cuts that braces can.
  • Oral Hygiene Is Easy: You'll never have to deal with floss threaders during Invisalign treatment. Instead, you can simply brush and floss your teeth as normal.
  • Grinding Protection: For patients suffering from bruxism (chronic teeth grinding), Invisalign can provide a small layer of protection from nightly grinding.

Invisalign Teen

For our adolescent patients, we're excited to offer a custom form of Invisalign that's been specifically tailored to the teenage lifestyle: Invisalign Teen. Invisalign Teen comes with all the benefits of traditional Invisalign, plus a few extra features that make it perfectly suited for the teenage lifestyle. 

Each Invisalign Teen aligner comes with a built-in Blue Dot Wear Indicator, telling parents, doctors, and patients if the aligners are being worn long enough or if the patient needs to be a little more diligent. We can also create the aligners with special "eruption tabs" that hold space open for unerupted teeth, allowing us to treat patients even if their teeth haven't fully come in. Finally, each Invisalign Teen treatment comes with 6 replacement aligners free of charge, so you'll never have to worry about losing or breaking aligners. It's the perfect option for teenagers that want a convenient, discreet orthodontic treatment!

The Invisalign Treatment Process in Chicago

Invisalign treatment is simple and convenient, and we work hard to customize the treatment process to suit your lifestyle. The first step is your orthodontic evaluation. During this appointment, we'll determine what orthodontic issues you're facing and decide if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. 

If we do choose Invisalign, we'll use your diagnostic information and records to create a 3D computer model of your bite and plan out a detailed treatment path. Based on this plan, we'll custom-manufacture your Invisalign aligners – as few as 12 or as many as 48. You'll wear each set of aligners 22 hours a day for about 2 weeks, then switch to the next pair. Once you finish your full course of aligners, you'll have a gorgeous new smile that's yours for a lifetime!

Caring for Your Teeth During Invisalign Treatment

How to Clean Clear Aligners

During your treatment, it's vital to take great care of your teeth and aligners. Your teeth are more vulnerable to dental decay during Invisalign treatment, so proper oral hygiene is a must. Be sure to thoroughly brush your teeth and aligners anytime you take them out of your mouth, and take care to clean your teeth after eating or drinking anything besides water. Food particles can easily get trapped underneath aligners, which creates a ripe opportunity for bacteria to grow and wreak havoc on teeth. Only by conscientiously cleaning your teeth and aligners can you prevent cavities and ensure successful treatment.

After the active phase of treatment, you'll need to wear retainers to ensure a long-lasting smile. Your retainers prevent your teeth from drifting back to their old positions, helping you cement your new smile for a lifetime. We'll provide detailed instructions on wearing and caring for your retainers once you finish your Invisalign treatment.

Contact Your Chicago & Glenview, IL Orthodontists

Invisalign offers a convenient, discreet path towards a gorgeous new smile – and if you're ready to take the first step, we'd be thrilled to help you! Request an appointment online today to schedule your Invisalign consultation at our Glenview or Chicago, IL office. We'll help you choose the ideal treatment plan and start on the path to a beautiful new smile. We can't wait to hear from you!

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