About Dr. Stopka
Dr. Stopka has been a tireless leader in pro- moting healthy and biological dentistry. She is very active in her support of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
Janet S. Stopka, DDS, PC5
I trust my teeth with Dr. Janet Stopka. She is diligent and current with new dental practices.
InvisalignOrthodontic treatment is beneficial not only because it improves the look of your smile, but also because straighter teeth are healthier teeth. Research has shown a direct correlation between misalignment, overcrowding, and bite problems and issues such as cavities, gum disease, and even TMJ disorder. Alignment issues pose a risk to your confidence. Additionally, misalignment creates the opportunity for oral bacteria to accumulate in hard to reach places. We know from multiple studies that the bacteria that live in the mouth do not necessarily stay there, but make their way into the body where they increase the risk for numerous health concerns.
Improve your smile and guard your health with Invisalign treatment in Burr RidgeInvisalign had been, at first, considered a form of cosmetic orthodontic treatment. Today, we know that this system has the ability to correct misalignment and several mild to moderate bite issues. Innovative in its method, Invisalign has become the preferred option for teeth straightening among teens and adults.
With Invisalign, we help patients achieve healthier, straighter smiles without the use of a single metal bracket or wire. The entire teeth-straightening process is completed using clear plastic aligner trays. In addition to a very discreet appearance, Invisalign offers patients the convenience of enjoying every meal and hassle-free brushing and flossing. When you choose this orthodontic treatment, you can continue to smile confidently, eat comfortably, and maintain the health of your teeth and gums as you gradually see your smile transformed.
Straightening teeth with Invisalign is convenient and simple. The process begins with a full assessment of bite and alignment. Imaging and impressions facilitate the design of custom-fit aligners, which are planned using ClinCheck technology. Thanks to precision software, the entire process of teeth straightening can be seen in an animated video. We share this animation with you before your first aligner is worn.
A set of Invisalign aligners will be worn for about two weeks, placing consistent, gentle pressure for gradual movement. Every two weeks, a new set of aligners will be inserted. For the first few days each new set is worn, aligners may feel quite snug and may take a little more effort for removal and insertion. Consistency is important during the teeth-straightening process. Though aligners are removable, it is necessary to wear them 20-22 or more hours a day in order to achieve the desired result in the estimated treatment time.
A straight smile is attractive. It is also healthy! If you live in Palos Heights, Orland Park, or a nearby area, contact our Burr Ridge office for more information on Invisalign.