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By Willow Ridge Dental Group
July 26, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: invisalign  

How Invisalign from your dentists in Naperville, IL, can help your smile

If you want a straight smile, but you don't want to wear conventional brackets and wires, then you are in for a treat! There's a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that can give you a straight smile more comfortably and easily than you've ever thought possible. It's called Invisalign, and it's a great way to give you the straight smile you deserve!

Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, offer a wide range of dental services, including Invisalign to improve your smile.

Invisalign is revolutionary because the Invisalign system doesn't use brackets and wires. Instead, Invisalign uses dental appliances known as aligners. These aligners offer several important benefits like these:

  • Discreet treatment; Invisalign aligners are clear plastic, which is virtually invisible to people around you.
  • Comfortable treatment; Invisalign aligners have a smooth surface, with no sharp areas to hurt your soft tissue.
  • Convenient treatment; Invisalign aligners can be removed so you can enjoy the foods you love.
  • Healthy treatment; Invisalign aligners can be removed to brush and floss your teeth normally, without using cumbersome tools.
  • Invisalign treatment is quick too; the average length of treatment is 9 to 15 months.

To begin Invisalign treatment, you will wear your first set of aligners for 2 weeks. This is followed by a second set of aligners, which you also wear for 2 weeks. You receive a new set of aligners every 2 weeks, which will gradually and comfortably move your teeth and jaws into proper position. You will visit your dentist every few weeks to check your progress.

If you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite, Invisalign is the perfect choice for you. If you have crowded or rotated teeth, Invisalign can help your smile. If you have gaps between your teeth, Invisalign can close up the gaps, giving you a great smile.

To discover more about the magic of Invisalign, call Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik of Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, at (630) 420-2800. Call right now and get started on your beautifully straight smile with Invisalign!

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
November 06, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: invisalign  

Are you the ideal candidate for Invisalign?

It’s never too late to straighten your smile, especially when our Naperville, IL, dentists Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik offer more subtle orthodontic treatment options such as Invisalign. If you’ve been wondering if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, here are some of the top reasons why teens and adults get Invisalign treatment,

Eat What You Want

Most of our patients don’t want to hear that they will have to give up certain foods when they get braces. Don’t worry; this isn’t the case with Invisalign. Instead of avoiding a laundry list of hard, crunchy, chewy and sticky foods, all you have to do is simply remove your aligners prior to eating. This means enjoying that delicious summertime corn on the cob and holiday candy canes without worrying about your braces.

Easy to Care For

Who wants to tack on minutes to their oral care routine? We didn’t think so. That’s why many teens and adults turn to our Naperville, IL, family dentists for Invisalign. The aligners are easy to keep clean and you can brush and floss your teeth just as you normally would without braces. Your oral care routine doesn’t have to change with Invisalign.

Fewer Trips to the Dentist

Our dentist will need to monitor your treatment’s progress, but we also know that running back and forth to our office can also only add to your already busy schedule. The good news is that our patients with Invisalign don’t need to come in as often for quick checkups (only about every 4-6 weeks).

Provides Fast Results

Who doesn’t want to be able to show off their perfectly straight smile in a matter of months? If you are an adult you may see results in as little as 6-12 months, depending on the type and severity of the malocclusion (“bad bite”) you’re dealing with.

Snap Photos with Confidence

While this might not be a major benefit for everyone, we know our teen patients want to feel confident in their appearance even when sporting braces. They want to snap selfies and prom photos without worrying about the way they look, and Invisalign won’t show up in pictures. Invisalign can help them feel confident during those teen years while still getting a straighter smile. It’s a win-win!

If you are interested in Invisalign the next step is to sit down with our Naperville, IL, dentists to determine if this is the right orthodontic treatment for you. Call Willow Ridge Dental Group at (630) 420-2800 to schedule your consultation.

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
March 19, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Almost anyone can benefit from orthodontic care, however, some people are reluctant to sport the look of braces. Luckily, Invisalign gives Invisalignyou the results of traditional braces without the hassle of metal brackets or wires. Learn more about Invisalign, how it works, and what it can mean for your smile by reading below, and for personal treatment, contact Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL!

How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays to place steady pressure onto the teeth at predetermined areas. This pressure moves the teeth into their corrected positions and realigns the bite to give patients a functional, beautiful smile. The process takes about a year, during which patients wear each tray in the series for about two weeks before swapping it out for the next aligner.

What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign treatment is simple—just wear each tray for two weeks before replacing it with the next tray in the series. Remove the trays at meal times, as well as during your daily oral care routine. Patients should wear the aligner trays about 22 hours a day to ensure that treatment goes according to plan. Some patients may need small, tooth-colored bumps placed onto certain teeth. These bumps help your aligner trays better move teeth along their route.

How do I care for my Invisalign trays?
Always remove your trays before eating or brushing and flossing. Give the trays a quick rinse with water after removing them and before reinserting them to keep them clean—that’s it! Caring for your trays adds only a few seconds to your oral care routine and allows you to straighten your smile in the simplest way possible.

What Invisalign from our Naperville office can treat
Invisalign can correct many orthodontic issues, including:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Undercrowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL. Call (630) 420-2800 to schedule an appointment with your dentist today!

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
June 20, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces   invisalign  

Are you looking for a solution to your crooked teeth? This invisible orthodontic system could be it.invisalign

Do you feel self-conscious every time you open your mouth because you worry that other people are noticing that gap between your front teeth? Do you hate that your teeth are crooked or overlapping one another? Do you wish that there was a simple solution for fixing these issues without having to wear metal braces? Well, your wish has been granted because our Naperville, IL, dentists Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik are here to tell you about how Invisalign could help.

Are you dealing with?

  • Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned smiles (e.g. underbite; overbite)
  • Overlapping or overcrowding
  • Gaps in your smile

If so, Invisalign could be the best approach for fixing these common dental issues. Most people aren’t born with the perfect smile, but not everyone is able to get braces as a child. Just because you are an adult doesn’t mean that you are too old to do something about your misaligned smile. This clear orthodontic system makes it possible to finally get the results you want without the embarrassing metal brackets and wires.

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

There are many factors that play into your candidacy for treatment. Anyone who is interested in getting these invisible aligners will need to visit our Naperville, IL, general dentist for a consultation. Here are some of the factors that will determine whether or not you are right for Invisalign:

Your dental issues: While Invisalign can tackle everything from minor problems to more serious adjustments, it won’t be able to take on more complicated tooth movements or realign jaws.

Your age: Invisalign is a popular option for older teens and adults who still want to get a straighter smile; however, it’s not an option for children because their teeth are still growing. Since teeth are still developing, these custom-made aligners won’t offer the proper fit they need to in order to shift teeth into the proper position.

Your health: Are you someone who really knows how to care for your smile? Do you brush twice a day and floss every day? Do you visit us for routine cleanings? Are you dedicated to wearing your aligners all day, except when eating or caring for your smile? Since aligners are removable, it might be tempting to take them off whenever you feel like it, but you have to have a strong level of dedication to your treatment in order for it to work.

If you are interested in getting Invisalign in Naperville, IL, then give us a call today to book a consultation with us. We would be happy to examine your smile and determine if you are right for this amazing orthodontic system.