Oral Health Care Professionals, LLC
2033 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
P: (630) 963-6750
F: (630) 963-6761
Invisalign orthodontic treatment
Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them! All Invisalign in our office is completed by Dr. Eric G. Jackson. To learn more about Dr. Jackson, please visit the "Our Doctors" section of our website.
Read Dr. Eric Jackson's in-depth article about the Invisalign Experience at our office: HERE
See case examples on Dr. Eric Jackson's YouTube page: HERE
Learn more about Invisalign's Vivera retainers : HERE
Interested in treatment? Call and schedule an FREE Invisalign consultation with Dr. Jackson to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
What is Invisalign®?
- Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
- Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets
- Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
- You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the their final position
- You'll visit us about once every 6-8 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 6-18 months but will vary from case to case.
Examples Cases Treatable with Invisalign via www.invisalign.com
Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to the extra space creating gaps in your teeth. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection and increased risk of periodontal disease).
What people commonly refer to as an “overbite” is known to dental professionals as “overjet.” It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits or overdevelopment of the bones that support the teeth. This can lead to gum problems of irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth, and can cause painful jaw and point problems.
Teeth crowding occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time, and result in severely crooked teeth. This crowding can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease.
Crossbite can occur when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss.
Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Open bite often occurs when some teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Most often caused by a genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can cause a poor or painful chewing, and even speech impairment. It can also lead to greater issues like temporomandibular joint disorder.
If you would like to speak about Invisalign, or any other dental topic, please feel free to call the office and schedule a complimentary appointment with me. Email and Twitter are also available options. I am extremely passionate about modern dentistry and love discussing it with patients, so don’t hesitate to contact me.
Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FICD, FADI
Named a "Preferred Provider" by the Invisalign corporation in 2010, 2011, 2015