The most common question I get is: Should I use braces or Invisalign?

First, braces (whether metal or clear or other types) have been around forever. We know braces work. At the same time, Invisalign is providing an incredible alternative to using braces for the right cases. It is truly a great alternative to traditional metal or clear braces as treatment can be targeted precisely and because they are removable, brushing, and hygiene issues are non-exsistent. Number one reason for Invisalign popularity is that most people (teens and adults) don't want to wear braces. Because Invisalign is virtually clear, comfortable and removable -- it has all the elements to enhance your lifestyle, restore your self image and confidence and at the same time give you a terrific smile.

With technology, the cost of Invisalign has also become affordable. Depending on cases, the cost may be similar to traditional braces. Invisalign technology allows people who don't want to wear braces but still transform their smile without interfering with their lifestyle.

Dr. Tahir is an orthodontist in the Berwyn and Oak lawn area and is a preferred provider with Invisalign. Dr. Tahir can work with either braces or Invisalign to get you a great result for you or your teenager. The main focus when you meet him is to find out what is the right treatment for you (or your child) so that the end result of a dazzling smile is reached with minimum effort, pain and cost. Just go to the bottom of page to call or schedule a free exam and find out if Invisalign will work for you or your teenager.


What is Invisalign?

A. Invisalign is clear and practically invisible, so nothing gets in the way of your new smile.Invisalign uses advanced 3-D computer technology to create virtually undetectable cus-tomized aligners. So you can get your teeth straight without braces or wires. This can beused for adults and teens.


How does Invisalign work?

A.The Invisalign system is a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually achieve the sameresult of metal braces. The plastic is nearly invisible and can be removed when you wishto eat or chew gum. Cleaning your teeth is also easier with invisible braces because youcan still brush and floss without having to remove your braces.


I know adults can wear invisalign, but can teenagers?

A.Yes, teens can now wear invisalign. Further improvments have been made to make this possible.


Will it fit my life?

A.With Invisalign, all you need to adjust to is your new, beautiful smile!If it weren’t for the remarkable way it was transforming your smile, you’d hardlyeven notice it, because Invisalign lets you live your life. In fact, it gives you the flex-ibility you need because it’s clear and removable


What are aligners made of?

A.Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn.


What do aligners look like?

A.Aligners are nearly invisible and look similar to clear tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth.


How often do I need to wear my aligners, how often do I change themand how often do I need to come in?

A.You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, moving your teeth gradually - weekby week - millimeter by millimeter - until you’ve achieved perfectly straightened teeth.Generally, you’ll visit Dr. Tahir’s office either in the Berwyn or the Oak Lawn office every4 to 6 weeks. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number ofaligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.


What are the main advantages of Invisalign over braces?

A.Removable: So you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushingand flossing are no problem.Comfortable: Because it has no metal to cause mouth abrasionsduring treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in yourdoctor’s office getting adjustments.Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtualtreatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when yourtreatment is complete. Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces,aided by computer imagery uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teethwithout metal wires or brackets. Invisalign has been proven effectivein clinical research.ries,your teeth will move - little by little, week by week-until they have straightened to the finalposition. How Invisible:No one can tell you are straightening your teeth. So now you cansmile more DURING treatment as well as after.


How much does Invisalign® cost?

A.As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign® depends on thecomplexity of a patient’s case.It can vary from $3500 to $6500 depending on complexity ofyour case. Dr. Tahir offers a FREE consultation at either of his Berwyn or OakLawn offices.Also: We also do not let finances stand in the way of getting a beautiful smile. We offer anumber of payment plans that make any treatment fit our patient’s budget.


Does Invisalign® really work?

A.Yes. In both clinical research and in orthodontic and dental practices nationwide,Invisalign® has been proven ef-fective at straightening teeth.


Does insurance cover Invisalign®?

A.Because medical benefits differ significantly from policy to policy, each patient shouldreview their coverage. How-ever, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign® shouldbe covered to the same extent as conventional braces.


What is the minimum age of a patient that a doctor can treat with Invisalign®?

A.Doctors can use Invisalign to treat a vast majority of patients with fully-erupted molars.Now with Invisalign-Teen,even younger patients can get the benefit of Invisalign.
See Dr.Tahir to see if you are a candidate.Dr.Tahir has helped patients in his Berwyn and Oak Lawn offices with Invisalign and hascreated custom made treat-ment plans to get beautiful, head turning smiles without bracesfor adults and teens.

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