Aaron P. Diehl, DDS -  - General Dentist

Pure Design Dentistry

Aaron P. Diehl, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

It’s never been easier to have a straight, sparkling smile — without the need for traditional braces. If you’re interested in Invisalign®, come to Pure Design Dentistry in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Dr. Aaron Diehl has the experience and skills to provide you with the Invisalign treatment you need to transform your smile with convenient, clear, barely noticeable aligners. To learn if Invisalign is right for you, call or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

by Aaron P. Diehl, DDS

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a clear, removable form of braces that straighten teeth without brackets and wires. The system uses a series of trays — also called aligners — to gradually shift teeth into their desired position.

Most individuals change their aligners every one to two weeks, and a typical treatment plan is generally the same amount of time as regular braces.

How does Invisalign work?

If you qualify for Invisalign treatment, Dr. Diehl first takes impressions of your teeth. Using these as a starting point, 3D computer imaging technology creates a treatment plan of how your teeth need to move in order to give you a straight smile.

As you wear each set of aligners, you periodically check in with Dr. Diehl so he can monitor your progress.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can address many of the same dental concerns as traditional braces, including:

  • Crowding: crooked, misaligned, or overlapping teeth
  • Spacing: gaps in between teeth or not enough space in between others
  • Bite: minor issues with overbite, underbite, or crossbite

In most cases, you need to have good oral health to be a candidate for Invisalign, as clear aligners may contribute to gum recession or other dental problems. To determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you, Dr. Diehl conducts a thorough oral examination.

If you do opt for Invisalign, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits.

What are the benefits of Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign is popular with many patients because the aligners are barely visible to the naked eye. With this type of teeth-straightening system, you can remove the aligners at any time, meaning you don’t have to worry about wearing them while eating, drinking, or socializing.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign also allows you to brush and floss as you normally would, which may decrease your risk of plaque buildup, stains, or cavities. Since your treatment plan only requires periodic dental visits, you’ll also spend less time getting adjustments or painful tightening tune-ups.

Dr. Diehl is also a preferred provider with Invisalign, which means you can be sure you’re getting the most skilled and specialized care during this process.

Most people find Invisalign to be easy, convenient, and comfortable. To schedule an Invisalign consultation with Pure Design Dentistry, use the easy online scheduling tool or call the office today.

Dr. Aaron Diehl of Pure Design Dentistry provides Invisalign services for patients in Lincoln Park, Chicago. He also services patients in the Gold Coast, Lakeview, the Loop, and all other surrounding areas. Call or Book Online to schedule your visit!