Clear aligners, like Invisalign, are amazing tools to get straighter teeth without committing to months of having visible metal brackets and wires.
So many adults and teens want to straighten their teeth but don’t want to go through the process of having braces. I totally understand! Clear aligners, like Invisalign, are a wonderful alternative to braces that can get you the smile you deserve without the metal.
If you think having straighter teeth would help you feel more confident and give you another reason to smile, give us a call or stop by our Carbondale or Marion office today! We can explain to you in more detail about your options with Invisalign or clear braces!
Your new smile is waiting!
Cook Ortho is a certified Invisalign provider!
Not all providers are the same. Some doctors treat a few Invisalign patients. Only doctors with a lot of treatment experience can be certified providers – like us! Dr. Cook has been certified since 2002.
Can I get Invisalign through my dentist?
Trust your Invisalign to a Board Certified Orthodontist, not a general practitioner. General dentists take a six-hour weekend course on orthodontics and then begin treating cases. Orthodontists, on the other hand, have 2.5 – 3 years of training after dental school focused on orthodontics…and it’s all they do!
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a series of removable plastic trays. These trays are made using advanced 3D technology. Dr. Cook will make the trays series to gradually shift your teeth. Each set of trays is worn for about two weeks. Average total treatment is 9-18 months.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
The Invisalign system is a revolutionary treatment. Unfortunately, it has limits and can’t fix certain problems. Invisalign has improved since it first came out, and is now able to treat more complex movements than initially! To see if you are a candidate, schedule a complimentary consultation today. Adults can also refer to the online Self-Assessment Tool.
What is the treatment process?
The first step is a consultation with your orthodontist. During the consultation, you and your doctor will determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Once you are chosen as a patient, your doctor will plan your treatment. Your doctor will take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth. These models will be used to make a 3D image of your teeth and jaw. Based on your model and treatment plan, a series of custom trays will be created. Your trays will change every two weeks, with checkups every six weeks.
How long does treatment take?
Every smile is different, but the average treatment time for adults is one year. The average number of trays worn is 18-30. With no metal or wires, you spend less time in your doctor’s office. For best results, trays should be worn 20-22 hour every day.
How do Invisalign trays feel?
Invisalign trays are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic. You can remove the trays to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You can keep eating all of the foods you love without any restrictions. For those who love sports, Invisalign trays work without sharp brackets cutting your mouth. If you need to wear a mouth guard, simply remove your trays and pop them back in when you’re done! Invisalign also doesn’t get in the way of music instruments.
Do Invisalign trays get dirty?
Invisalign trays are easy to clean. Simply brush and rinse them in lukewarm water, or use the easy Invisalign cleaning kit.
How much does Invisalign in Marion Illinois cost?
The cost of treatment varies. Cost depends on what issues need correcting, the length of treatment, and your treatment plan. If your dental plan covers orthodontic treatment, it may also cover Invisalign. Kevin Cook Orthodontics wants everyone to have their perfect smile, so we work to make Invisalign affordable for everyone.