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By Lynch Dental Center
March 25, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance that can straighten your smile without appearing clearly or detracting from the look of your natural teeth. Invisalign is an alternative solution to braces that offers a more cosmetically pleasing way to align your teeth.

At Lynch Dental Center, our doctors can fit you with an Invisalign plan that straightens your teeth in the most discrete way possible. Our highly qualified dentists in the Chicagoland area have offices in Chicago, and River Forest, IL. They work with you to design your custom Invisalign corrective molds. 

How Does Invisalign Straighten Teeth?

You can create the perfect smile with Invisalign by incrementally shifting your teeth with aligners. Traditional braces work by tightening your teeth with a metal wire. Invisalign works similarly, except the metal is replaced by clear molds. These clear aligners fit comfortably over your teeth to gradually move them into a straighter position. Every few weeks your Chicago, IL, dentist will have a new mold for you which will bring the teeth closer to alignment. This process is repeated until you have reached your desired results.

The plastic Invisalign is made from is completely safe, sturdy, and BPA-free. With proper care, they will cause no problems with your existing teeth. Also, because they are removable, you won't have to risk breaking them while eating or brushing your teeth. In fact, all of your normal routines will remain the same because Invisalign is removable and convenient. In a few short months, you will have straight teeth.

The Invisalign Procedure

The Invisalign procedure is less invasive than the procedures for braces or veneers. Your dentist will start by taking a mold of your teeth to build the custom Invisalign aligners. Incremental adjustments are made on new aligners and over time your teeth will be straight. Compared to veneers or braces, Invisalign requires no extra apparatus to go directly on your teeth. With braces, each of your teeth must have a metal bracket. Veneers even require you to shave off some tooth enamel to apply correctly. 

Talk to your dentist to see if Invisalign is right for you. Lynch Dental Center could dramatically boost your confidence with the aesthetically pleasing corrective dental procedure. Call us today at our Chicago, office at 312-263-3235. Or try us in River Forest, IL, at 708-366-6411. 

By Lynch Dental Center
December 11, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: invisalign  

Our smile is frequently our first impression, but imperfections often cause us to hide it. The good news is it isn't too late to try to correct these, and thanks to Invisalign you may be able to accomplish this without the need for unsightly traditional braces. To find out if you're a candidate for the treatment get in contact with your local dentists, Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Frances Lynch of the Lynch Dental Center in Chicago and River Forest, IL.

Diet and Discipline

Invisalign clear aligners fit over your teeth like a mouthguard, although they are not nearly as bulky. They are made of thin and clear, but very durable, plastic. So many may not even notice that you are correcting your smile. That is until they see the final results. Which often takes between 12 and 18 months to achieve.

With traditional braces, you are bound to a list of approved foods, primarily because of the complicated cleaning involved.

But because clear aligners are removable, you eat and clean your teeth as you normally would. Although you should still follow a tooth-healthy diet and good dental habits. Just as you should wear the aligners daily for the prescribed amount of time. Discipline is a very important aspect of Invisalign treatment to make sure you get the most of it.

Invisalign Treatment in Chicago and River Forest, IL

Invisalign clear aligners work similarly to metal braces. They both gently and slowly shift your teeth into the proper place. Traditionally you would go back to your dentist's office to have your braces adjusted, but with clear aligners, you simply trade in your old aligner for a new one as your smile progresses. It is of course still advised that you visit your dentist every six weeks to evaluate the treatment.

Although Invisalign can treat many dental problems, like over and underbites, crossbites, gapped and crowded teeth, metal braces still have their place. Some of the more severe cases are still best treated through traditional means. Clear aligners are also recommended mainly for older teenagers and adults. It's why it's important to speak with your dentist about which treatment is best for you.

So make an appointment today with your doctors of the Lynch Dental Center in Chicago and River Forest, IL, by dialing (312) 263-3235 and (708) 366-6411 respectively.

By Lynch Dental Center
January 24, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Your smile helps you eat, speak, express emotion and tell people who you are inside--your personality, in other words. At Lynch Dental Center, Drs. John, Sheila, and Frances Lynch understand the value of a great smile and offer innovative ways to make it the best it can be. For patients needing orthodontic treatment, the dentists offer Invisalign clear aligners in their Chicago and River Forest offices. Smooth, removable and invisible, Invisalign appliances are the ultra-modern way to create great smiles quickly and discreetly.

Invisalign and your smile

Many people--both teens and adults--qualify for Invisalign aligners. In fact, literally millions have worn these custom-made, crystal-clear appliances since their inception and FDA-approval in the late nineties.

What makes Invisalign so popular? First of all, this inventive orthodontic system works, and it works more quickly than traditional metal, ceramic or lingual braces. With Invisalign, expect a beautifully straight, healthy and easy to clean smile in about a year. Whether you have bite problems, spacing issues, such as gaps and crowding, tooth rotation or tipping or other issue, likely Invislaign can help you.

Dr. Lynch in River Forest, IL, will tell you if you are a candidate after a complete oral examination, digital X-rays and photos and a three-dimensional scan. Computer imaging and design processes will show you how your smile will change as you wear the 18 to 30 aligners typical of any patient's treatment plan.

As you progress through your care plan, you'll check in at Lynch Dental Center to receive more aligner pairs and for a quick check on how your smile is progressing. It's very important to follow Dr. Lynch's plan exactly; be sure to wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours per day, says

Invisalign innovations

Invisalign aligners are completely removable for meals, brushing, flossing and special events such as job interviews. Because they are so thin and smooth, they do not abrade or irritate oral tissues the way conventional wire and bracket braces do. Also, Invisalign patients can eat any healthy foods they like because they remove their appliances during meals. Finally, brushing and flossing is easy, and the appliances clean up with a mild toothpaste, soft brush and water.

A new smile

It can be yours when you qualify for treatment with Invisalign. Would you like to come to Lynch Dental Center for a one-on-one consultation with one of our dentists? Then, call us today, won't you? Reach our Chicago office at (312) 263-3235. For the River Forest location, phone (708) 366-6411.

By Lynch Dental Center
November 20, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   invisalign  

InvisalignOrthodontic problems are usually associated with children and teenagers, when getting braces is most common and generally accepted as a rite of passage. However, adults are not immune to bite and alignment problems that require treatment. The problem is that for many older teenagers and adults, the prospect of wearing traditional metallic braces is not appealing for both professional and personal reasons. That's where Invisalign clear aligner trays come in. The dentists at Lynch Dental Center Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Fran Lynch offer orthodontic, cosmetic, and general dentistry services in River Forest and Chicago, IL.

Get Straighter Teeth with Invisalign 

There are a number of malocclusions (bite and alignment issues) that require orthodontic treatment, some of which are more severe than others and are best treated with traditional orthodontics. Invisalign is a good option for mild to moderate problems such as:

  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Gaps
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite

A dental exam is the best way to determine whether Invisalign is the right option for your situation.

Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligner Trays

Most people are drawn to Invisalign because they are the least invasive and most discreet option available to get straighter teeth. But there are a number of additional benefits that make Invisalign the ideal choice for many teenagers and adults. The trays can be removed for up to two hours a day, so there are no dietary restrictions like with braces. You can also continue to brush and floss, maintaining your oral hygiene routine throughout the treatment period. In some cases, the length of time it takes to straighten your teeth with Invisalign can be shorter than with traditional braces.

If you're ready to invest in a straighter, healthier smile - without getting braces - contact Lynch Dental Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists by calling (708) 366-6411 in River Forest or (312) 263-3235 in Chicago.

By Lynch Dental Center
June 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   invisalign  

If you have misaligned teeth or bite issues, you may have considered orthodontic care to straighten your smile. However, if the thought of invisaligntraditional metal braces and their obvious appearance has held you back from pursuing treatment, you may be able to straighten your teeth discreetly with Invisalign. But what can Invisalign do for you? Are you a good candidate for this treatment? Find out the answers to these questions and more with Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Fran Lynch at Lynch Dental Center with locations in River Forest and Chicago, IL.

What is Invisalign? 
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment which, instead of using traditional metal brackets and wires, uses clear, plastic aligner trays worn in the mouth to straighten the smile. Though Invisalign is effective in its results, its appearance is subtle and discreet, meaning you will not have to compromise your look to get the smile you want.

Can Invisalign help my smile? 
Dentists recommend Invisalign for patients who want to straighten their smile or address their bite issues. Common uses for Invisalign include treating:

  • misaligned teeth
  • overcrowded teeth
  • under crowded teeth
  • overbite
  • underbite
  • crossbite
  • open bite

What can I expect during Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign’s aligner trays come in a series, the number of which depending on your treatment plan and the severity of your orthodontic issues. Treatment length usually averages about a year. Patients wear the trays for 22 hours a day, removing them to eat and perform their daily oral care tasks like brushing and flossing. You will wear each tray for two weeks before replacing it with the next tray in the series.

Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment in River Forest and Chicago, IL​
Invisalign's removable design allows patients to eat the foods they love and brush and floss as they would have before braces. This treatment provides the same results as traditional metal braces and can help most patients who require orthodontic care. If you think you can benefit from Invisalign, a consultation with your dentist can help you determine if this is the best treatment for you.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Fran Lynch at Lynch Dental Center with locations in Chicago, IL, and River Forest, IL. Call (312) 263-3235 to schedule your appointment in Chicago or (708) 366-6411 to schedule your appointment in River Forest today!