About Teeth Aligners
Many people did not require or weren't able to have braces in their youth, but they now have some spacing or crowding problems that do not allow them to have a straight, gorgeous smile. Invisible teeth straightening trays are tight fitting covers for the teeth created with see through plastic or acrylic material that delicately shifts teeth into a straighter look. Using various sets of aligners over a specified course of time, clear teeth aligners are able to transform mild to moderate crowded teeth and spacing issues for straighter, healthier teeth. Clear aligners are generally preferred by patients over traditional orthodontics since they are hardly noticed and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Chicago Loop in Chicago, IL discuss teeth straightening alternatives, such as clear teeth aligners during regular appointments.
"I chose DentalWorks because of the wonderful reviews that I read online. Dr. Patel is my dentist. He's kind and sensitive to the needs of the patient. I told him "I want my smile back...". With that, he devised a plan that I agreed to and have already gotten started on. Besides my initial visit for consultation and xrays. I've only had three visits to date. But I can truly say, I had "NO PAIN!" (Just pinch that come with deadening the gums which they treat first with a solution)Dr. Patel explains what he's doing as he works through the procedure. I couldn't tell a tooth had been extracted. I had several extractions and several fillings so far. When Dr. Patel comes in the room, he greets you and make you feel comfortable and tells you a lil about the procedure he's about to do. The cost for my plan is quite $$$... to have everything done. But in the end, its going to make me not only look better, but feel better about myself and that makes it worth it! The staff and assistants are very professional, kind and just nice people.Thank you, Dr. Patel for being kind, fun and putting me at ease during my visits. I'm happy I chose DentalWorks."- G.V. / Google / Jul 14, 2018
"Located conviently downtown Chicago. Are friendly and very helpful with walking through insurance issues. Treatment is well done and with a clear explanation of why - you are not forced to have procedures which you do not need! Follow us great. Also a dental predicative where there is always a great atmosphere."- R.L. / Google / Jul 08, 2018
"Great first experience. Went in for a quick consoltation and they got me in and saw me right away. Lookig forward to my next visit next month to discuss Invisalign!"- A.S. / Google / May 31, 2018
"This was my first visit, it was an emergency and they took me the same day. Everyone was very nice and understanding of my situation. They were knowledgeable and got me out quick which was nice, as I had to return to work."- D.H. / Google / May 23, 2018
"I have been coming to DentalWorks in the South Loop because of the excellent dental care I receive from Dr Rita Shah, her dental technicians, as well as the responsive customer services. I couldn’t be more pleased and I highly recommend the group."- L.B. / Google / May 17, 2018
What to Expect
Each tray of clear aligners are uniquely fitted depending on the patient's present teeth alignment. Each set of aligners are made based on digital X-rays, physical impressions, and photos. The individual will be given several sets of trays at their orthodontic visit and our dentists will ensure that the first set fits properly so that modifications can be made. Our patients need to wear the trays as much as possible. The trays should be removed for brushing and flossing, as well as eating. Within a few weeks, a new set of trays will be provided during a quick appointment at DentalWorks - Chicago Loop.
The number of weeks that a patient wears each phase of aligners will vary based on the specific needs of each person. The estimated timeframe needed is generally discussed by our dentists during the consultation. The trays will be worn daily until the teeth are straight. Assessments at DentalWorks - Chicago Loop will be provided at each appointment so that the straightening can be measured. Our dentists will assist patients so they are kept informed of the ongoing progression. Once the teeth are straight, a permanent retainer device will be placed on the teeth for permanent results.
Depending on the patient's dental insurance benefits, some of the orthodontic aligners may be paid for. Our dental office at DentalWorks - Chicago Loop will talk to the patient's insurance contact to confirm their benefits and give an accurate estimate of the patient's out-of-pocket fees. Patients who do not have dental insurance for orthodontics treatment, may consider DentalWorks - Chicago Loop's different payment options.
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Individuals in the Chicago, IL area who desire straight teeth may be great candidates for clear teeth aligners at DentalWorks - Chicago Loop. Created for patients with crooked teeth, as well as overbites and underbites, clear aligners from DentalWorks - Chicago Loop can effectively repair these problems. In addition, patients do not have to worry with the discomfort and unattractiveness of regular braces. Discuss with our dentists and learn more for straighter teeth.