Transform Your Smile with Invisalign® Treatment
Dental Care of South Elgin is South Elgin’s established provider of dental surgery.
At Dental Care of South Elgin, our team of expert dentists has the experience and compassion to make dental surgery safe, comfortable, and pain-free for patients like you. We’ve helped people from all across the South Elgin area get the relief they need, whether it’s wisdom tooth extraction, oral trauma, dental implants, or bone and tissue grafting.
Wisdom tooth removal
Wisdom teeth first appear for most people in their late teens and can lead to a variety of issues, including pain, infection, and swelling of the mouth. Removing them is a common surgical procedure that most people undergo to enjoy a lifetime of healthier teeth. Our dentists have the experience and care to ensure your wisdom tooth extraction – from diagnosis to healing – is as gentle and efficient as possible.
From sports injuries to accidents at home or out in the world, traumatic dental events can happen at any time. Our oral surgeons can repair these injuries quickly so you can get back to life. Whether you’ve suffered a facial fracture or jaw damage, we’re here for you with the latest technology and unrivaled experience.
A dental bone graft is a surgery performed to increase and strengthen the natural bone in your jaw so that dental implants may be placed. If you need dental implants but don't have enough healthy bone tissue for support, our surgeons can tell you if bone grafting might be a good option for you.
Soft tissue grafting
Soft tissue grafts are also known as gum grafts; they restore gum tissue around teeth or implants to protect them while providing an aesthetic improvement. If your gums have receded due to periodontal disease, aging, or oral trauma, our dentists will let you know if soft tissue grafting could help improve your smile. Consult with an oral surgery expert at Dental Care of South Elgin.
When it comes time for your consultation, we want you to feel confident that you're making decisions about your smile with experts. That's why we use state-of-the-art technology, like an iTero® Element scanner, to create digital models of your teeth and gums. No matter what procedure you need, we'll help you find the relief you want. Call today to schedule an appointment with one our skilled providers.
We Provide Solutions For
Misalignment and crowding can wreak havoc on your smile, causing crooked teeth, jaw issues, and limited functioning of teeth. Symptoms of misalignment and crowding may include crooked teeth, overlapped teeth, difficulty chewing, and discomfort or pain while eating.
Invisalign treatment easily, and comfortably, shifts your teeth using custom-fit aligners to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment, leaving any crooked teeth or crowding issues you have in the past. Get the beautiful smile you've always wanted - talk to your dentist about Invisalign treatment.
Stop hiding your smile because of chipped, cracked, or worn down teeth - Invisalign aligners can be paired with other cosmetic dentistry solutions such as porcelain veneers, crowns, and bonding to correct multiple smile issues.
Before starting Invisalign treatment, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, identify any issues you have, and correct your chipped/cracked/worn down teeth. After correcting these issues, if your dentist determines that you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, they will create custom-fit aligners for you to straighten your smile.
If your bottom teeth jut out past your top teeth, or your upper teeth come forward past your bottom teeth, you likely have an overbite. Underbites and overbites can make it difficult to chew properly, speak clearly, and can even cause your teeth to wear down more quickly over time.
With Invisalign aligners, jaw pain, chewing difficulties, gum disease, and other oral health issues caused by overbite/underbite are no more. Using a 3D visual interface and precise mapping software, your doctor will create your aligners and custom fit them to your unique smile.
Whether you are embarrassed by gaps between your teeth, or you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your gums because of a large gap in between your teeth, Invisalign aligners can be used to close any unwanted, troublesome gaps.
Gapped teeth can create pockets between your teeth and gums and cause gum discomfort and pain, trap food, and in some cases, lead to gum disease and other oral health issues. Talk to your doctor and see how Invisalign treatment can help you correct spacing issues and get a brand-new, beautiful, seamless smile you can be confident about.
How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?
Invisalign treatment takes only 3 steps to get the beautiful, straight smile you've always wanted. Don't waste more time living with a smile that you don't love - see what Invisalign aligners can do for you and get a brand-new smile you can be confident about in just 12-18 months.
Invisalign Treatment and Your Health
The connection between your health and misaligned teeth is often overlooked, but can have serious consequences. Gum disease, receding gums, and misaligned teeth don't just wreak havoc on your smile, they can spread to the rest of your body and improve the risk of heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and other serious medical issues.
Hey, parents! Wondering if Invisalign treatment is the right option for your teen? Invisalign clear aligners let your teen straighten their teeth comfortably and embrace their beautiful smile at every stage of the process.
Invisalign Aligners vs. Braces
Invisalign treatment gradually straightens your teeth with clear aligners that naturally blend in with your smile, while braces use uncomfortable metal brackets, wires, and bands to adjust your teeth. Many people prefer Invisalign aligners because of their non-intrusive appearance and the fact that they are removable.
Invisalign Treatment vs. Other Brands
Doctor supervised orthodontic treatment is not similar to at-home DIY teeth straightening using DTC (direct-to-consumer) aligners that can be purchased online. Straightening your teeth without the supervision of a trained orthodontist can result in thousands of dollars of corrective dental work and even irreversible damage.
Living with Invisalign Aligners
Transform your smile and live your life the way you want - Invisalign aligners are designed to fit your lifestyle, not interrupt it. From wearing your aligners to maintaining your trays between check-ups, Invisalign treatment is a low-fuss, affordable option for straightening your teeth.
How Your Invisalign Treatment Plan is Created
When you choose Invisalign® clear aligners, you're choosing a personalized treatment option for straightening your smile. First, your dentist will scan your teeth with the state-of-the-art iTero® scanner, which provides a 3D image of your teeth. This allows your doctor to pinpoint any issues you may have, such as an overbite, underbite, crooked teeth, etc. Your doctor will then go over the results of your iTero® scan and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Why Choose Invisalign Clear Aligners
For many patients, Invisalign treatment can help them easily and quickly straighten their smiles without the hassle of traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are designed with your comfort, and lifestyle, in mind. To learn more, keep reading, or contact your doctor at Dental Care of South Elgin at today to schedule your free Invisalign consultation.
Other Things You Should Know
How to Clean Invisalign Aligners
Because Invisalign clear aligners are removable, patients must take special care to frequently clean and periodically replace their aligners. Aligners should be rinsed and lightly brushed every night and replaced with a fresh, new set every 1-2 weeks for best results.
How Much Does Invisalign Treatment Cost?
Since Invisalign aligners are custom-made, the cost will vary per patient. Most doctors will work with you to make sure that your treatment is affordable. Payment options typically include flexible, affordable payment plans, or financing through CareCredit, a financing program designed for healthcare services so patients can get the treatment they need without worrying about the cost.
Insurance plans also typically cover at least a portion of treatment, but if you're worried about whether you can afford Invisalign treatment, feel free to talk to your doctor and learn more about ’s payment options.
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take
If worn day and night, and only taken out while eating, brushing, and flossing, Invisalign aligners can provide results in as little as 12-18 months. Although, most people start to see gradual changes only a few weeks after beginning treatment!
Let's face it - most people want a straighter smile, but don't want to deal with the hassle of braces. Invisalign treatment lets you skip the hassle of dealing with metal brackets and bands, and provides you with an easy, comfortable, and convenient option for getting the smile you've always wanted.
iTero Element® scanner - displays your entire smile on a screen in real-time, right in front of the patient chair, so you and your dentist can see every detail of your smile. This state-of-the-art intraoral scanner helps your dentist identify any oral health issues you may have (cracked, chipped, or crooked teeth, potential cavities, overbite/underbite, etc), thoroughly explain these issues to you, and create a customized Invisalign treatment plan for you based on your specific needs.
iTero® 3D scans ensure that your aligners are the perfect fit for your smile and can be used throughout treatment to show your smile’s improvements and make sure that you are satisfied with your treatment every step of the way to getting your brand-new, beautiful smile. On the fence about whether Invisalign aligners are right for you? The Invisalign Outcome Simulator uses your 3D iTero scans to provide you with a “before and after” of your smile with and without Invisalign treatment so you can choose the right option for your unique smile.
Invisalign aligners - based on years of research and testing, our discreet, custom-fitted aligners are designed to comfortably straighten your teeth without interrupting your life. You’ll only need to take out your aligners while eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing - otherwise, you’ll hardly even know they are there.
Invisalign aligners are clear, virtually invisible, and made out of a comfortable, durable material that won't irritate your gums and cheeks like traditional braces. Caring for your aligners is low-maintenance - you'll just need to rinse and brush them every night and swap them out for a fresh set every 1-2 weeks.
Invisalign aligners for teens - Invisalign treatment isn’t just a great option for adults - it can be a great choice for teens as well! Low-maintenance, nearly undetectable aligners let your teen get the straight, beautiful smile they’ve always wanted without having to deal with the fuss and discomfort of traditional braces.
Worried your teen isn’t wearing their aligners enough? Optional blue compliance indicator dots help you monitor their treatment and make sure that your teen is wearing their aligners every day for at least 20 hours and swapping out their trays every couple of weeks for the best possible smile results.
Vivera® Retainers - at the end of your treatment, your Invisalign provider at Dental Care of South Elgin will give you four sets of comfortable, durable Vivera retainers to help you preserve your beautiful new smile.
Many orthodontists will only provide you with one set of retainers, but your dentist at Dental Care of South Elgin will provide you with four sets of Vivera retainers. Vivera retainers are custom-fit to your smile, virtually invisible, affordable, and designed for maximum comfort - which means less hassle—and more benefits—for you.