Invisalign® in St. Charles, IL.

The Invisalign System has proven to be an amazing orthodontic treatment, helping teens and adults alike attain beautiful smiles discreetly. At Prose Orthodontics, we love making our patients feel comfortable before, during, and after their Invisalign treatment so that they leave smiling wider than they ever have before.

Dr. Scott Prose and Dr. Tara Grzetic are board certified orthodontists who have been trained and certified by Align Technology, enabling them to expertly diagnose and treat smiles using Invisalign. Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable and removable, giving you freedom and flexibility while getting orthodontic treatment.

If you’ve been wanting to straighten your teeth, but have been put off by the idea of having to sport wires and brackets, Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you. 

Read on to learn more about the Invisalign System, and contact us to see if this treatment can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

What is Invisalign and How Does It Work To Straighten Teeth?

Invisalign is a simple and flexible orthodontic treatment for a wide range of individuals. So how does it work?

Using a series of virtually invisible aligners, Invisalign gently shifts your teeth into their ideal positions. Each aligner is meticulously crafted, ensuring a snug fit and continuous progress with every change. Unlike Damon Ultima braces, these aligners are not only clear but also removable. This means you can eat your favorite foods and maintain your daily brushing and flossing routines without a hitch.

Your journey with Invisalign begins with a personal consultation. Our expert team will capture detailed 3D scans of your teeth using iTero Digital Imaging technology to provide a precise blueprint for your unique Invisalign treatment plan.

Regular check-ins with our Prose Orthodontics family will keep your treatment on track. During these visits, you’ll collect your next set of aligners and celebrate the milestones in your journey to a radiant smile. Visit us for an Invisalign consultation, and let’s embark on your transformative journey together!

Invisalign Treatments Available at Prose Orthodontics

It’s never too late—or too early—to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Invisalign works wonders for adults and teens in St. Charles desiring a discreet teeth-straightening solution tailored to their individual needs.

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Invisalign for Teens

Navigating the teen years is exciting but can be challenging, especially when it comes to confidence and self-image. Thankfully, with Invisalign for teens, achieving a radiant smile is now simpler and more discreet than ever.

While the core process is similar to the adult version, Invisalign for teens offers features tailored specifically for the dynamic life of a teenager.

Unique compliance indicators, visible as a subtle blue dot on the aligners, help parents ensure that the recommended 22-hour wear time is maintained. Lost or damaged aligners? No worries, because Invisalign for teens comes with up to six free replacement aligners.

These specially made aligners can also do more than straighten teeth. For teens with overbites, the special mandibular advancement feature is a game-changer. Through precision wings, this feature gradually shifts the lower jaw, enhancing both bite and chin appearance.

At Prose Orthodontics, we understand the unique needs of our teenage patients. We’re thrilled to offer a solution that seamlessly integrates with their lifestyle, ensuring memories made during these formative years radiate with self-assured smiles.

Invisalign for Adults

Embracing the journey to a captivating smile isn’t bound by age. Countless adults of all ages are choosing Invisalign to straighten their teeth, especially in St. Charles, IL. While it’s true the treatment might take a tad longer for adults compared to teens due to mature jaw structures, the benefits of a transformed smile are worth the wait, and you’ll still see results faster than with traditional braces.

At Prose Orthodontics, we’ve seen firsthand that achieving the smile of your dreams knows no age limit. With the gentle, discreet, and efficient approach of Invisalign, there’s no better time than now to invest in the radiant smile you’ve always desired.

smiling woman holding two Invisalign aligners

Start Your Invisalign Treatment With Prose Orthodontics in St. Charles, IL Today!

Ready to embark on the journey to a brilliant smile? With Invisalign at Prose Orthodontics, you’ll experience a discreet, comfortable, and efficient path to teeth alignment. Dr. Scott Prose, Dr. Tara Grzetic and our dedicated team invite you to discover the transformative power of Invisalign in St. Charles, IL. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation, and embrace the confidence a radiant smile can offer!

Invisalign FAQs

Invisalign clear aligners are made of a material called SmartTrack that applies gentle and constant force. It’s a flexible, highly durable plastic created specifically for Invisalign treatments.

Invisalign treatment has been the preferred method for many individuals to achieve a straighter smile, primarily because they are:

  • Virtually Invisible: Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
  • Removable: Easily take them out for eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, or special events.
  • Comfort-Focused: No irritating metal brackets or wires; aligners are trimmed based on your gum line.
  • Made of Effective Material: Uses proprietary SmartTrack material for predictable teeth movement.
  • Easy to Maintain: Simplified home care; no need for special cleaning methods.
  • Have No Dietary Restrictions: Eat what you love without worry.
  • Proven to Achieve Success: Improved over 15 million smiles worldwide, including over 4 million teens.

During your consultation with Dr. Prose or Dr. Grzetic, your unique orthodontic needs will be assessed and discussed so that you can understand how Invisalign can improve your smile. Here are some common malocclusions (teeth misalignments) that Invisalign can correct:

  • Crossbites
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Open bites
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps
  • Overcrowded teeth

Here is an overview of the Invisalign treatment process:

  1. Consultation: During your consultation our expert orthodontists will determine if Invisalign is an option for you.
  2. Digital Treatment Plan: We’ll then evaluate your smile and create a customized digital plan, showing your teeth’s step-by-step transformation.
  3. Aligner Creation: After approving the plan, specialized aligners are crafted for you.
  4. Wear Aligners: Each set of aligners is worn 20 to 22 hours daily, and you change to a new set every 1 to 2 weeks.
  5. Gradual Movement: With each aligner set, teeth shift gently and incrementally towards the desired alignment.

Every case is different, so it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact timeframe for Invisalign treatment. Based on the average treatment time, you can expect to have to wear Invisalign aligners for about 1 to 1.5 years. However, you’ll start to see a noticeable difference in just a few weeks.

After any orthodontic treatment that corrects teeth alignment or bite, the use of retainer is necessary to prevent the teeth and jaw from shifting back to their original positions.

Once your Invisalign treatment is complete,our doctors will provide you with retainer options and give you plenty of information on how to wear and care for your retainer.

Because they’re removable, cleaning your Invisalign aligner is easy. All you need to do is take them out of your mouth and brush them with a soft-bristle toothbrush while rinsing them in lukewarm water. Avoid hot water, as it can warp your aligners and cause them to not fit.

You can also use Invisalign cleaning crystals to aid in sanitizing them. It’s also important for you to continue brushing your teeth regularly, especially after each meal before you put your aligner back in your mouth. This not only maintains your dental hygiene, but doing so will help make sure your clear aligners stay clear of debris and plaque buildup.

Based on numerous tests that have been performed on the materials used to create Invisalign aligners, they are BPA, latex, paraben, phthalate, and glutaraldehyde free. Invisalign aligners also have a long history of FDA approvals for prolonged use inside the body.

No, you shouldn’t chew gum while wearing your aligners because they will stick to the plastic. However, you can take your aligners out to enjoy a delicious piece of bubblegum. Just make sure you don’t do it for too long, as your aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours every day.

If you lose or break your aligner, don’t worry! Just contact us as soon as possible so Dr. Prose and Dr. Grzetic can get your treatment back on track. We will work with you to order replacement aligners.