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For many patients, the idea of undergoing months or years of traditional metal bracket-and-wire braces is enough to make them avoid asking their dentist about smile alignment. Teeth alignment plays a vital role in one’s oral health, as well as self-confidence. At Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC, patients can straighten their teeth with an alternative treatment known as Invisalign clear aligners. Burr Ridge, Illinois, area patients are often excited to start this treatment and achieve the smile of their dreams without metal appliances.
Dr. Janet Stopka of Burr Ridge, Illinois, encourages patients interested in achieving proper teeth alignment to consider Invisalign invisible aligners to achieve their desired results. With Invisalign, patients can shift teeth with aligners that are customized for their needs. The treatment is designed to allow patients to gradually reposition teeth with plastic trays that are swapped out as treatment progresses. The trays gently push teeth in the same way braces do but in a more discreet manner.
First, patients need to be evaluated by Dr. Janet Stopka to ensure they are an appropriate candidate for Invisalign orthodontics. This evaluation appointment may include X-rays and a review of one’s dental and medical history to determine candidacy. Most patients with improper teeth alignment can achieve results with Invisalign if they have mild to moderate malocclusion. Once patients decide to move forward with treatment, they have a series of digital images taken of their dental arch. These are integrated into a specialized software system that designs the final smile and creates a series of customized trays to help get the smile from point A to point B. Each tray is worn for at least 20 hours daily for two weeks and then switched to the next tray in the series. By the time our patients reach their final Invisalign tray, they will have achieved their desired smile.
Most patients who work with Dr. Janet Stopka to realign their smile with Invisalign will often find that it takes anywhere from six months to a year and a half to achieve the changes they desire. This varies depending on how severe the misalignment is from the beginning and whether or not patients comply with the treatment process, wearing the trays as directed by our dental team. Not following directions with the Invisalign treatment can result in delays and additional costs.
Patients in and around Burr Ridge, Illinois, who are curious to learn more about treatments like Invisalign clear aligners to straighten the teeth alignment of their smiles are encouraged to schedule a consultation visit with our team to find out if they are appropriate candidates.
The office is conveniently located at 16W289 83rd Street, Suite D, and can be reached for an appointment by calling (630) 756-5844.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Janet S. Stopka is a driven, passionate and renowned professional in the field of dentistry. Her ability to provide patient-centered care and insistence on healthy biological dentistry has created an environment of trust and comfort amongst herself and her patients.
Whilst being a patient-oriented expert, she is also a strong advocate of mercury safe dentistry and invests in the latest technological equipment to assist and reduce risk during complicated dental procedures.
She is also a progressive and keen member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology).