See how life-changing our Invisalign® orthodontic treatment can be for you
At Lippitz Orthodontics, we want you to be confident that we can give you the best orthodontic treatment near Des Plaines using Invisalign clear aligners. This page will answer your key Invisalign questions, but more importantly, show you before and after pictures of our Invisalign patients. At our office near Des Plaines IL, Invisalign is an amazing treatment option that can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN
Invisalign: What Problems Can It Fix?
In Des Plaines, an Invisalign orthodontist can be used to straighten misaligned upper and lower teeth. Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain, which leads to healthier gums and teeth.
Align Technology, Inc. is the inventor of Invisalign – custom-made, clear aligners that are worn over the teeth. They work by putting gentle pressure on specific teeth to gradually straighten the teeth.
When teeth are too far apart, Invisalign clear aligners can fix gaps in teeth when worn as directed.
Invisalign can also treat overly crowded teeth whether they are in the front or back of the mouth. Overcrowding means the teeth are touching or overlapping one another when they shouldn’t be. Invisalign can work for both upper and lower teeth.
If you have an underbite, your lower teeth are in front of your upper teeth when you close your mouth. Invisalign clear aligners can aid in fixing underbites.
A crossbite occurs when either a front tooth is in front or behind the teeth in the opposite jaw when it shouldn’t be. It can also be when the back teeth, molars, are biting on the wrong edge of the opposing molars. This can lead to serious dental problems, but Invisalign can fix most crossbites.
Your upper front teeth or lower teeth may not be straight, meaning they don’t form a neat line when you smile. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without the discomfort of traditional braces. For those who have extremely crowded or crooked teeth – Invisalign is perfect! With Invisalign braces you will have proper alignment.
If you live in or near Des Plaines, call today for a free consultation to see if there is a treatment option to fit your unique situation.
Benefits of Invisalign Braces vs Traditional Braces
Maybe you don’t like your upper front teeth, or have some other problem with your bite or smile. Many patients near Des Plaines feel that traditional braces made of metal brackets with rubber bands are unattractive and restrictive to their lifestyle.
Clear braces help with appearance but are still affect your lifestyle. Braces can make playing sports painful and playing musical instruments difficult. There are also food restrictions to consider when you have clear braces.
That’s why clear aligners are great. With Invisalign, aligners are removable for important events, enable you to eat whatever you want, and are clear for an amazing smile even while straightening teeth. From day one, Invisalign braces are ideal for any Des Plaines kid, teen or adult.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
Anyone near Des Plaines interested in straightening their teeth without the hassle of metal braces might wonder, “How long does Invisalign take?” The average length of time for an Invisalign treatment is 9 to 15 months.
Before moving on to the next stage of the Invisalign, patients must first wear each set of aligners for at least two weeks before progressing. Some people can complete their Invisalign process in nine months or less, while others have to wear the aligners for longer periods of time. Treatment time all depends on a person’s specific dental needs and how well a patient follows the treatment directions.
In order to wear your Invisalign aligners comfortably, you must change the clear aligners regularly. Many orthodontists and dentists recommend wearing each set of aligners for two to three weeks before moving on to the next set.
Will Insurance Cover Invisalign Treatment?
Most orthodontic insurance plans can be applied to Invisalign treatment in Des Plaines. To be sure, ask about your company’s specific guidelines when you enroll. Most insurance providers will cover up to 50 percent of the total cost up to a specific dollar amount.
Funds in Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Plans can also be applied toward Invisalign treatment in most instances.
Dr. Stefen Lippitz and the Lippitz Orthodontics team.
Meet the Doctor
Creating Healthy, Happy Smiles That Change Lives
“I truly believe I have the best job in the whole world. My patients come from all walks of life and I appreciate every one of them. To me, there is nothing more fulfilling than watching smiles widen and confidence grow as treatment progresses.”
Lippitz Orthodontics proudly serves the following Des Plaines, IL zip codes:
60007 / 60016 / 60017 / 60018 / 60019 / 60068
Also serving the communities of:
Rogers Park, Chicago
West Ridge and Peterson Park, Chicago
Edgewater and Andersonville, Chicago
Forest Glen, Edgebrook, Sauganash and Wildwood, Chicago
Jefferson Park and Albany Park, Chicago
Lincoln Square and Ravenswood, Chicago
Portage Park, Chicago
Irving Park, Chicago