Dr. Harvey J. Mahler and our team understand that the decision to receive orthodontic treatment impacts more than just your smile — it can also have a significant impact on your lifestyle and day-to-day life. At Smile 312, we offer clear aligners to give you a more discreet treatment.
Unlike traditional braces, clear aligner treatment does not include the use of metal brackets and wires to straighten your teeth. Instead, our dentist will use advanced computer technology to take impressions and create custom aligners made of smooth, clear plastic. This makes them nearly invisible as well as comfortable. As you switch to a new set of aligners every few weeks, your teeth will gradually and gently be moved into their optimal positions.
We invite you to call Smile 312 at (312) 548-8500 for more information about clear aligners in Chicago, Illinois, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Mahler.
Benefits of clear aligners include:
- Highly discreet: Your aligners are usually unnoticeable once placed in your mouth.
- Removable: You can remove your aligners to brush, floss and eat, meaning that there are no changes to your lifestyle or oral hygiene habits.
- Effective in aligning your teeth: This treatment can correct all the same orthodontic issues that regular braces can, including crooked and misaligned teeth, gapped and spaced teeth, and bad bites.
In addition to straightening your teeth and giving you a more beautiful smile, clear aligner treatment also helps to improve your oral health. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean and healthy, which minimizes your risk of developing cavities, gum disease or other problems.
During your initial consultation, our dentist will evaluate your teeth and jaw to determine if you are a candidate for clear aligner treatment. If you receive this orthodontic treatment, we will meet with you regularly throughout your treatment to ensure that your smile is progressing as planned.
Just a few things to keep in mind …
Because your aligners are made of clear plastic, they will need to be cleaned regularly. Dirty aligners can cause your teeth to appear stained, gray or otherwise discolored.
We also strongly recommend that you wear your aligners as instructed. While they are removable, you should wear them whenever you are not eating or brushing and flossing your teeth. The more frequently you wear your aligners, the more quickly your treatment will progress.