Invisalign is a unique treatment that works to improve the appearance and functionality of your smile while maximizing your comfort. The dental term for how the upper and lower teeth work together is called occlusion. For patients, often the concern is how the teeth look, rotated, crowded, and gaps are often what brings patients in to see us. As important as these concerns are, as a dentist, the concern is as much about how the teeth function together. Poorly aligned teeth create a condition called malocclusion or bad bite.
Bad bites result in premature wear of teeth, unplanned movement of teeth, chipping of teeth, inefficient chewing, muscle pain and often jaw joint pain (TMJ). Fortunately, the patient’s concerns and the dentist’s concern are not mutually exclusive because when teeth are functioning well together this requires what patients see as an attractive smile!
Invisalign (clear braces) is an excellent option in our office for our adult patients. We commonly use Invisalign to correct crowding, rotation, and function. Correcting tooth position prior to restoring teeth is a common use in our office to get the best end result that functions properly. Invisalign patients enjoy better comfort, easier teeth brushing, no food adjustments, better aesthetics, and fewer office visits during treatment.
Invisalign is also a great option for patients who have previously received orthodontic treatment but need further corrections. Occasionally, previously corrected orthodontic cases from many years ago may have relapsed, if the advised routine of wearing retainers was not followed. Invisalign offers a great option to correct these situations without returning to conventional metal wires and brackets. Once corrected, often a clear retainer can be used to hold the teeth in the proper, corrected position.
Our Approach to Invisalign Treatment
For the growing patient between the ages of 8-18 years of age, we prefer to have our patients seen by an orthodontist. This is a specialist who has advanced training to better predict the growth and development of the jaw structures to be considered during treatment.
Dr. Deepa Williams, DDS and our team work closely with the orthodontists to communicate what is being sought in the final result. We monitor the progress along with the orthodontist as the cases progress. Communication between our office and the specialist is key so the result is not only a great smile but a well-functioning occlusion.
The adult patients in our practice still have the option of seeing an orthodontist for treatment, especially complex treatment involving unfavorable jaw relationships. These involve a team approach with ourselves, the orthodontist, and sometimes an oral surgeon.
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We provide General & Family Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, including Smile Makeovers, Teeth Whitening, Porcelain Veneers, Invisalign, Dental Implants, Root Canal Therapy, Periodontal Care, Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures, TMJ/TMD Therapy & Senior Dentistry.
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If you are looking for the best dentist in the McHenry area, we would love to help! Dr. Deepa Williams, DDS has been involved in Dentistry since 2007 and has an extensive background in Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Our team has helped countless patients regain control of their dental health and live healthier, more comfortable lives. Please contact our office at (815) 385-0777 to schedule an appointment. We serve many patients from McHenry, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Spring Grove, Richmond, Genoa City, Twin Lakes, Wonder Lake, Island Lake, Johnsburg, Ringwood, Volo, Fox Lake, Lakemoor, Holiday Hills, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach, Geneva Lake, and surrounding areas. We look forward to meeting you soon!