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Clear Aligners: Invisalign and Spark

The team at All About You Orthodontics in Carol Stream and Arlington Heights offers the latest developments in alignment technology including the revolutionary Invisalign and Spark systems.

Dr. Yue works closely with each of our patients to develop a customized treatment plan to move teeth into their proper alignment. At your first appointment, we can determine if this effective and convenient teeth-straightening system is a good fit for you or your child.

What are Clear Aligners?

Invisalign and Spark are alignment systems for teeth that utilize custom-made trays that fit over the teeth to slowly push them into place. The teeth are gradually moved into their new positions, step-by-step. The trays or aligners, as they are also called, are clear and removable. This makes this treatment option less visible than conventional braces and much more convenient as the trays can be removed when eating and when cleaning the teeth.

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Invisalign Spark Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Bloomingdale, Keeneyville All About Yue Orthodontics

How Treatment Works

Patients who are eligible for Invisalign or Spark treatment options begin by having a digital version of their mouth created using a digital scanner or a mold of their teeth so the trays can be made. A laboratory then creates a series of custom aligner trays for that patient. Each set of aligners is worn for approximately 22 hours a day for one week before moving on to the next set in the series, as the teeth are gradually moving. The length of treatment and number of trays used depends on the individual: Fewer than 10 aligners or more than 20 may be necessary depending on the amount of required refinement. Dr. Yue will require regularly scheduled checkups to ensure treatment is progressing as desired.

Teen Clear Aligners

Fits Seamlessly into a Youngster’s Lifestyle

Teenagers who are good candidates for treatment with aligners can choose Invisalign or Spark Teen. This system works in the same way as regular Invisalign/Spark with just two main differences. Invisalign and Spark Teen aligners come with built in eruption tabs to save space for permanent teeth that have not yet come in. The aligners also have tiny compliance indicators built in which fade with use. These indicators are there to ensure the aligners are being worn as directed. Invisalign and Spark Teen fits seamlessly into a busy teen’s lifestyle as there are no food restrictions to worry about nor any concerns with appearance as the clear aligners are nearly undetectable.

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Invisalign Spark Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Bloomingdale, Keeneyville All About Yue Orthodontics

Mandibular Advancement

Invisalign treatment with mandibular advancement is meant for tweens and teens presenting with retrognathic Class II malocclusions in permanent dentition or stable late mixed dentition. The special feature of enhanced precision wings for Invisalign treatment with mandibular advancement are integrated into the Invisalign aligners.

Building upon years of experience treating and analyzing Class II malocclusions, we have added even more innovation to the design with new enhanced precision wings for Invisalign treatment with mandibular advancement.

Clear Aligners FAQ

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The aligners are invisible, removable and comfortable. Patients can get a healthy smile without most people noticing.

What are the primary benefits of clear aligners?
The aligners are invisible, removable and comfortable. Patients can get a healthy smile without most people noticing.
Do clear aligners work for everyone?
While clear aligners are a great option for patients, they do not work in all cases. A consultation with Dr. Yue will determine if clear aligners are a right for you.
How do clear aligners work?
Each aligner is worn weekly, removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. The aligners are created with 3D computer imaging technology and custom-made for your smile.

As the aligners are replaced to the next series, your teeth will move little by little. We will provide you with a specific schedule that supports your individual treatment plan.

What is the cost for clear aligners?
Just as the treatment type and time will vary, so too will the cost range, depending on the individual needs and goals of the patient.
Will my insurance cover clear aligners?

In general, if patient has orthodontic coverage, clear aligners are usually covered to the same extent as conventional braces. If you have any questions about your policy specifically, please contact us at 630.323.7906

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The aligners are invisible, removable and comfortable. Patients can get a healthy smile without most people noticing.

Are clear aligners as effective as traditional metal braces?
Like braces, clear aligners effectively straighten teeth. A consultation with Dr. Yue will determine if clear aligners are right for you.
How long does treatment with clear aligners take?
Treatment can be as quick as 3 months in minor cases to as much as 3 years for severe cases.
What materials are the aligners made of? Are they comfortable?
Clear aligners are made from lightweight BPA-free material that is designed to fit in the patient’s mouth. Although there may be discomfort due to starting a new set of aligners, patients found them to be significantly more comfortable than metal braces.
What foods should be avoided during clear aligners treatment?
Aligners are removable, so you can eat whatever you want during the entire course of treatment. Simply take the aligners out before each meal, brush when finished eating, then place aligners.

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