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Illinois Orthodontics

Our Carol Stream & Elgin orthodontists can straighten your smile!

Invisalign® in Elgin

Straighten your teeth without metal braces.

Dr. Jay Patel – Orthodontist

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Are you one of many who are embarrassed by a crooked smile? Would you like to get the smile of your dreams but don’t want the hassle of metal braces? Invisalign® clear aligners could be the answer! With this modern aligning system, you can correct common orthodontic issues without any metal or wires in sight. The discreet, nearly invisible aligners gently move your teeth into their ideal position, leaving you with a straightened and healthier smile.

The Invisalign® process is very simple too:

  • Consultation with our Invisalign® provider
  • We take digital impressions and design your new smile using 3D technology

  • Take-home your series of aligners (new pair every two weeks)

  • Discreetly align your smile!

Our in-house orthodontist will be with you every step of the way and checks your progress throughout. Invisalign® is revolutionizing orthodontics and could be the ideal solution for your smile!

ClearCorrect® in Carol Stream

Available at our Carol Stream dental office.

Dr. Rudy Valente – Board-Certified Orthodontist

Male patient in a blue t-shirt placing his ClearCorrect aligner into his mouth

Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? Would you like to align your teeth and feel confident in every photo? ClearCorrect® is a modern solution designed to straighten your smile in the most discreet and efficient fashion possible. These aligners can help fix common orthodontic issues such as crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, and a crooked smile.

The system gradually moves your teeth into the perfect position using four phases of treatment. After each phase, normally three-weeks, your teeth will noticeably be adjusting and aligning. Our orthodontist outlines your treatment course according to your personal needs during your first appointment. Here is what you can expect from ClearCorrect®:

  • Consultation with our orthodontist in Carol Stream, IL

  • Your doctor takes photos, x-rays, and digital impressions of your teeth and sends them to ClearCorrect®

  • Your series of clear aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day and changed every three-weeks

  • Enjoy your new smile as your teeth are shifted into a beautifully aligned position

ClearCorrect® has proven results. Our board-certified orthodontist guides you through the entire process and is here to answer any questions. We can’t wait to see your new smile!

Male patient in a blue t-shirt placing his ClearCorrect aligner into his mouth

We Also Offer Orthodontic Braces

Using modern technology and expertise to straighten your smile and correct your bite.

As a multi-specialty office, we are home to two orthodontic specialists. Our orthodontists have both attended additional years of dental training to become superstars in this area. This additional specialized education allows them to provide the best care possible and employ state-of-the-art methods for teeth alignment. In addition, to Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® our team offers a range of effective orthodontic options:

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Traditional Braces

Straightening crooked, overcrowded, and misaligned smiles.

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Damen System

Self-ligating braces – no elastic or metal ties needed.

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TADS Mini-implants

Helping correct your bite and improve your smile.

FAQs About Orthodontics

Get the answers from our Elgin and Carol Stream orthodontists.
  • I don't want to wear braces. Can I use Invisalign®?

    Invisalign® is a wonderful option for those who don’t want to wear metal braces. However, Invisalign® is not for everyone.

    Who is a good candidate for Invisalign®?

    • Older teens and adults with fully grown permanent teeth
    • Those who have the discipline to comply with treatment standards and wear the aligners for at least 22 hours every day
    • Those who do not have complex orthodontic problems such as a severe overbite or underbite that require the restructuring of the jaw

    Our orthodontists will let you know if Invisalign® is the best option for you during your consultation.

    If you’re not an Invisalign® candidate, they will work out a treatment plan using another orthodontic option that will get you the results you want.

  • Which orthodontic option is the best?

    That depends on your orthodontic needs.

    Traditional braces, Invisalign®, and ClearCorrect® all straighten teeth; however, each service offers different benefits.

    For example:

    Invisalign® can be the best option for someone without complex orthodontic issues and doesn’t want the high-visibility of metal braces.

    Read our article The Differences Between Our Orthodontic Options: Braces, Invisalign®, & ClearCorrect® to learn more about them.

    Book an appointment today with our highly-trained and experienced orthodontists. They will be able to let you know which orthodontic option is the best one for you.

  • How do I brush and floss with braces?

    It can be challenging! Braces provide many places for food to hide, and if not properly cleaned, this can turn into unhealthy plaque build-up.

    It is vital to follow an excellent oral healthcare routine, which includes regular and thorough brushing and flossing to keep your gums and teeth plaque-free throughout your treatment.

    Read our article How To Care For Teeth With Braces: Tips for New Braces Wearers, which provides helpful tips and tools to keep your smile healthy.

  • Do you offer affordable ways to pay for orthodontic care?

    Yes! We want you to enjoy vibrant oral health for your lifetime, so we offer affordable options for your dental care.

    We accept most major insurance plans and will be happy to bill them for you. We also accept payment through CareCreditOpens in the CareCredit website and CitiHealthOpens in the CitiHealth website. These are third-party financing companies that offer extended monthly payment plans.

    For our patients without dental insurance, we have a special in-house dental savings plan, which offers discounts on orthodontic care for the whole family.

"I loved going to this office for my orthodontics treatment and thanks to this office and Dr. Patel I now have a great smile. "

Mayra I. (Elgin Patient)

Book Your Appointment

Contact us at Carol Stream & Elgin Dental Associates today!