Invisalign – Highland Park, IL

A Secret, Seamless Way to Straighten Teeth

Closeup of patient wearing Invisalign in Highland Park

With over 20 years of research, the world’s largest 3D printing operation, and data from over 6 million smiles, Invisalign has proven itself to be a revolutionary treatment that offers a secret, seamless way to straighten teeth. If you think your teeth might need work but you don’t want any metal brackets or wires in your mouth, Invisalign clear aligners are a great option for you. At Dr. Jessica Cohen Orthodontics, we can make your dream of having a new smile come to life without any metal with the help of Invisalign in Highland Park! Dr. Jessica Cohen is a certified Invisalign provider and has treated countless teens and adults with this cutting-edge system. Keep reading to learn more about Invisalign and give us a call when you’re ready to schedule your consultation!

Your Invisalign Specialist Dr. Jessica Cohen, DMD, MS

Invisalign is such a game changer, especially when performed by a Preferred Invisalign Provider like Dr. Cohen. As an active member of prestigious organizations like the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois Society of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontics, she has years of experience and advanced training in orthodontics. She has completed numerous personalized Invisalign treatments to help a wide variety of patients achieve the happy, healthy smiles they deserve. When you visit a seasoned professional like Dr. Cohen, you can rest assured that your smile is in good hands!

Meet Dr. Cohen

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign uses virtually invisible aligners or trays to gradually move your teeth into place for a beautiful smile. The series of clear trays made for your specific treatment are unique to you, so you can get exactly the results you’re looking for. Each tray represents one step closer to your newly aligned smile, and you’ll wear each one for about two weeks. Every few weeks, you’ll visit Dr. Cohen for a quick checkup. She’ll monitor your progress to ensure your treatment is staying on track and will make any minor adjustments as needed. This is also when you’ll pick up your next several sets of aligners. You will continue this process until your smile is transformed into the desired smile you want. Simple as that!

Indications for Invisalign

Each Invisalign treatment is different for each of our patients. That being said, most of our patients have an Invisalign treatment time of 12 to 18 months. To be clear, this is an estimated average timeframe, and your exact timeline of treatment may vary. Your timeframe will depend on how long it takes for your teeth to become properly aligned with the help of the aligners. After all, this is influenced by many different factors, including what type of issue Invisalign is being used to address, which could include problems like:

Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth are unsightly and they create small spaces that trap food debris. To help minimize your risk of oral health issues and help you achieve a beautiful smile, Dr. Cohen can use Invisalign to realign your teeth into the proper positions.

Gaps Between Teeth

The opposite of crowded teeth are gapped teeth, which pose just as much of a problem for your appearance and oral health. Thankfully, Invisalign can carefully close these gaps without pushing your teeth too close together, allowing you to enjoy a uniform set of pearly whites.

Bite Alignment

Bite issues like overbite, underbite, and crossbite can cause serious jaw problems in the future. Dr. Cohen can craft a carefully planned Invisalign treatment plan to bring your teeth and jaws into the right positions, giving you a prettier smile and a healthier bite.

The Benefits of Invisalign

If Invisalign is right for you, you can expect to enjoy a lot of benefits that you can’t get with metal braces, like:  

  • Discreet: Since Invisalign is nearly invisible, no one will notice the treatment. They’ll only see the results and your beautiful smile.
  • Comfortable:The smooth, closely fitted trays don’t irritate the gums, cheeks, or tongue like wires or brackets can.
  • Removable:You can take out your aligners to eat, drink, play sports, brush, and floss. That’s right, you have full eating privileges because there is nowhere for food to get caught and nothing to break.
  • Convenient:Play a sport or an instrument? Don’t give up on activities that you love.
  • Easy:Fewer in office appointments are needed, since you just switch to the next tray instead of having a braces adjustment. And the appointments you do have take less time.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Since Invisalign treatments are customized to meet the unique needs and preferences of each patient, there is no set price for Invisalign. However, once we evaluate you during your consultation, we’ll be able to provide an estimated price of your treatment. Additionally, we’ll be able to review your dental insurance coverage to ensure that your benefits are being maximized.