Invisalign is a custom made series of aligners created especially for you. These trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You pop in a new set of aligners every 2 weeks yourself, until your treatment is complete. You will finally achieve the confident smile that you've always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know that you are straightening your teeth.
- effectively treats crowding, spacing, overbite, openbite, and underbite
- costs about the same as braces
- allows you to eat whatever you want
- lets you remove the trays whenever you want
- lets you enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening
- allows you to brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health
- consists of smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal
- frees up your busy schedule, with office visits usually only 4 to 6 weeks or longer
By Mary Cole, DMD, Cole Family Dentistry
Mary Cole, DMD
Have you ever dreamed of having straight teeth but think that you are too old or not a candidate for Invisalign? Invisalign is a series of custom virtually invisible plastic trays that you change yourself every two weeks. There are no brackets or wires to change but just a few dental visits during the treatment. Most people are candidates for Invisalign and complete their treatment in just one year on average. Patients must be at least 12 years old to as old as 90. My average patient is about 40 years old with many in their 50s and 60 s. You can usually still have Invisalign even with crowns, bridges, implants, periodontal disease, and missing teeth. Most people do not require any extractions unless they still have wisdom teeth. The trays are very comfortable and you can remove them to clean your teeth and to eat. Straighter teeth also lead to healthier teeth and gums because teeth are easier to clean and have less bacteria.
Six Months After
I am Dr. Mary Cole and I am a preferred provider for Invisalign. Your consultation appointment includes an exam, X-rays, and a 3-D scan of your teeth. A virtual treatment plan of your teeth now and after Invisalign is shown to you. Our office now gives a free teeth whitening at the end of your treatment. The cost is $4500 and is covered partially by insurance if you are in your teens but usually not covered as an adult. Please call Dr. Mary Cole at 217-877-1743 to schedule your consult. We are at 2727 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526.