Clear Aligners by Hinsdale Ortho
If you are struggling with a less than perfect smile or misaligned teeth, you may want to know more about your options for straightening them. Many people put off a straighter, healthier smile because they don’t want to deal with the hassle of braces. The good news is that braces are not your only option. Clear aligners are a good option for teens, adults, and others who are self-conscious about braces. In fact, they’re the clear choice for Western Springs residents.
For Western Springs clear aligners, you have two options: Invisalign and Spark. The Invisalign and Spark systems consist of clear, lightweight, plastic aligners that straighten your smile. These aligners are easy to use. There are no annoying wires or brackets to poke you. The aligners fit over your teeth and are removable, which makes them easier to clean. Plus, unlike braces, you eat and drink whatever you want.
Most people who choose aligners are satisfied with them. They are more comfortable than traditional metal or clear braces. They provide great results quickly, allowing you to straighten your teeth without anyone noticing.
Treatment with Invisalign and Spark aligners from our Western Springs orthodontists can give you not only straight teeth, but also a beautiful, and healthy smile. See if you’re a candidate for Invisalign or Spark aligners. Contact Hinsdale Ortho today to schedule a consultation and learn more.
Clear Aligners vs. Traditional Braces
Both clear aligners and traditional braces can effectively straighten teeth, but they have some differences in terms of appearance, comfort, and treatment time.
Clear aligners are made of clear, flexible plastic and are designed to fit over your teeth. They are nearly invisible, which is why they are often preferred by adults and teenagers who are self-conscious about wearing braces. Clear aligners are also removable, which makes it easier to brush and floss your teeth and eat your favorite foods.
Traditional braces, on the other hand, are made of metal brackets and wires that are attached to your teeth. They are highly effective for treating a wide range of dental issues. However, they are much more noticeable than clear aligners and can be uncomfortable to wear, especially during the first few weeks of treatment. Traditional braces also require regular adjustments by an orthodontist, which can be time-consuming and inconvenient.
However, keep in mind that braces are more effective for complex dental issues. If you have severe alignment issues, braces will likely be the better choice for your situation. Aligners are better for mild to moderate cases.
Invisalign vs. Spark Aligners
Invisalign and Spark are two types of Western Springs Clear aligners. Which one should you choose? Here are some differences between the two:
- Material. Both Invisalign and Spark use clear plastic aligners but different materials. Invisalign uses SmartTrack, while Spark uses TruGen. TruGen is known to be more comfortable and gentler on the gums. Plus, Invisalign’s SmartTrack material is less transparent than Spark’s TruGen material, so Spark aligners are clearer and less visible.
- Treatment time. Invisalign treatment time varies depending on the severity of the case, but the average treatment time is around 12-18 months. Spark Aligners offer accelerated treatment options that can reduce the treatment time to 3-6 months in some cases.
- Cost. In general, Invisalign is known to be more expensive than Spark Aligners, but the cost can vary, depending on the complexity of the case and the location of the provider.
- Customization. Both Invisalign and Spark aligners are customized for each patient, but Invisalign offers more customization options such as attachments that can be used to help with more complex tooth movements.
- Availability. Invisalign is more widely available, with more orthodontists and dentists offering the treatment. Spark Aligners are a newer product and may not be as widely available in some areas.
Getting Started With Your New Aligners
At Hinsdale Ortho, getting aligners starts with a free initial consultation. We’ll use our high-tech iTero digital scanner to create a 3D image of your mouth. Our Western Springs orthodontists will make your first set of custom aligners from these images. Once your aligners are ready, your tooth-straightening journey will begin. Our orthodontists will be here every step of the way to guide you and answer your questions.
Many people wear their aligners for 6-12 months, although some will wear them for 1-2 years. The trays are removable, but should be worn for about 22 hours a day for best results. The trays should be removed for eating and cleaning. It’s important to keep them clean and not lose them.
Based on your individual needs, and the treatment plan put in place by our team, you’ll wear several sets of trays throughout your orthodontic treatment. You’ll start to notice a change in just a few months, so be patient.
Why Choose Hinsdale Ortho
At Hinsdale Ortho, you can count on our Western Springs orthodontists to help you choose the right option for your needs. We’ve been in practice for more than 65 years and have a good idea of how faces will change over time.
Our friendly staff will help you get through your appointment quickly and with ease. Your orthodontic treatment at Hinsdale Ortho also comes with free perks, like professional tooth whitening, laser gum reshaping, and tooth manicuring. We also offer cutting edge technology such as diagnostic 3D i-CAT FLX X-rays, intraoral 3D scanners, AcceleDent, and surgical treatment therapies.
Hinsdale Ortho is highly regarded. We have hundreds of five-star reviews from satisfied patients and also enjoy a strong reputation among the medical community. We offer a convenient location, making it easy to get the dental treatment you need quickly.At Hinsdale Ortho, we can make your dream of having a new smile come to life. We offer cutting edge technology to help your and your child’s smiles look its best. Ready to smile with confidence? Contact Hinsdale Ortho today and schedule a consultation with our Western Springs orthodontists.