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Invisalign: A Brief Guide

Invisalign is revolutionary in the field of cosmetic dentistry. These clear aligners are easy to use and can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Made of SmartTrack® material, Invisalign aligners work to gently ease your teeth in place. Some advantages that have made Invisalign a sought-after treatment are listed below.

Virtually Invisible

One of the biggest factors that hinder people from choosing braces is that metal brackets often stand out. Many may feel shy or self-conscious of their teeth with metal brackets and feel it may attract unwanted attention to them. Invisalign, however, is virtually invisible. Made of a clear material, it easily blends in with your natural teeth and doesn’t stand out the way conventional braces do, making them an ideal choice for those who want a low-profile treatment.


Invisalign aligners are carefully custom-made to suit your needs. Our dentist at Machesney Park Family Dental will guide you through the process of making your aligners and answer any questions you may have during your initial appointment.  

Treatment Time

Treatment time varies from patient to patient depending on the severity of their misalignment. Talk to our dentist to find out how long this process will take in your specific case.        


Conventional metal braces can often trap food in brackets or hard-to-reach places in the mouth, resulting in patients having to perform a more careful oral cleaning during treatment. Invisalign is built to be removable, which makes it easier for patients to enjoy certain foods or drinks as they can easily remove the aligners before eating hard candy or drinking coffee. Unlike conventional braces, you can also remove Invisalign aligners for a special occasion or while taking pictures, and even when you do wear the aligners, they are clear, making them less noticeable than metal braces. Just make sure to reinsert the aligners back in place, as it can take longer to align teeth if they are constantly being removed.


Invisalign aligners require maintenance just like metal braces do. Whenever you take off the aligners, make sure you brush them properly under warm water before putting them on again. This prevents and removes any residual bacteria.   


The clear and smooth material makes it a comfortable choice. With no metal rubbing against your inner cheeks or lips, the feeling is very different than wearing conventional metal braces.

Efficient Results

Many who have used Invisalign have reported great results in the alignment of their teeth. It is a method that has proven efficient and convenient, increasing in popularity among those looking for a straight smile. 

For more information about Invisalign or other dental treatments, please call our dentist, and we will answer all of the questions you might have regarding dental treatment. If you wish to make an appointment, please call or head over to Machesney Park Family Dental in Machesney Park, Illinois. We are here to serve all your dental needs.