Invisalign® Specialist

Gary Wegmann, DDS -  - Dentist

Chicago Family Dental Center

Gary Wegmann, DDS

Dentist located in The Loop, Chicago, IL

More than 6 million people, including over 1.4 million teens, have used Invisalign® clear aligners to enhance their smiles. Gary Wegmann, DDS, and the team of licensed denturists and dentists at Chicago Family Dental Center regularly provide Invisalign to men, women, and teens looking for the boost in self-confidence a revamped smile brings. Located in The Loop of Chicago, Illinois, the skilled team can help you straighten your teeth discreetly and efficiently. Book your consultation online or call today.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the revolutionary orthodontic treatment that has captivated patients young and old. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth and improve your smile discreetly. It uses clear, removable aligners made of thermoplastic material that apply controlled force and gradually shift your teeth into optimal alignment.

Dr. Wegmann and the skilled professionals at Chicago Family Dental Center can treat all levels of Invisalign cases. This means everything from mild occlusions to more difficult cases, such as severe spacing issues. The practice offers a flexible payment plan so that anyone can get their hands on this life-changing orthodontic treatment.


How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is as convenient as orthodontic solutions come. To start, you receive a set of custom-made aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. They’re designed to apply a set of amount of controlled force that realigns your teeth over time. You’ll come in about every six weeks for a new set of aligners with minor adjustments.

You change out new sets of aligners so that your teeth continue to move according to the précised planning of your dentist. It’s imperative that you wear your aligners at least 22 hours per day to achieve the best and fastest results. However, you can take them out when you eat, or brush and floss your teeth.


What are the benefits of Invisalign?

The benefit everyone talks about when discussing Invisalign is the convenience it offers. Whether you’re an adult or a teen, wearing Invisalign doesn’t have to get in the way of your everyday life. Since the aligners are virtually invisible, classmates or coworkers will barely notice them, allowing you to smile with confidence during treatment.

Also, unlike bulky metal braces, Invisalign doesn’t complicate eating. You don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in the wiring. Simply take out your aligners when it’s time to eat.

Lastly, apart from looking better, straight teeth are also much easier to keep clean and healthy. Invisalign can limit your risk of oral health concerns, such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss.


How long does treatment with Invisalign take?

The length of your individualized treatment plan at Chicago Family Dental Center depends on several factors, including your age and the severity of your case. In some cases, you will see transformative results in just a few months, while other cases may call for up to 24 months of wearing aligners. On average, Invisalign will deliver your ideal smile in about 12 months.

Call or make your appointment online to see if Invisalign is right for you.