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Invisalign® in Elgin, IL

Our Invisalign specialists can give you the smile of your dreams without the hassle of metal braces!

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What Is Invisalign®?

Opens in a new window to Invisalign®’s websiteInvisalign® – offered at our Elgin, IL dental office – is the simple and easy solution to achieve the straight smile you’ve always dreamed of… no metal or wires required!

Invisalign® is an orthodontics game changer, a revolutionary alternative to unsightly traditional metal braces. Using clear aligners, we can correct common orthodontic issues without any metal or wires.

What kind of orthodontic issues can Invisalign® fix?

  • Crooked teeth

  • Crowded teeth

  • Underbite

  • Overbite

  • Crossbite

  • Gaps

Why Our Patients Choose Invisalign® in Elgin, IL

There's no denying that people love Invisalign® in Elgin, IL. Here are a few reasons why:

Transparent and discreet

The aligners are clear and practically invisible. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them!

Comfortable and removable

The aligners are designed to fit into your busy life. You can eat, drink, floss, and go about your day without putting your life on hold.

Suitable for all ages

Both teenagers and adults can achieve the straighter smile they deserve.

The Invisalign® Treatment Process

Here are the simple steps you can expect:

  • Schedule an Invisalign® consultation with our orthodontist in Elgin, IL. We’ll discuss your smile goals, take custom digital impressions, and design your new smile using 3D imaging technology.

  • You’ll receive a custom set of clear, discreet aligners that fit perfectly to you. You’ll start wearing your aligners as you go about your life.

  • Every few weeks, you’ll swap out for a new set of aligners, allowing your smile to gently and comfortably align over several months based on your treatment plan.

  • By the end of your treatment, you’ll have the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of!

Woman smiling holding Invisalign clear aligners from Carol Stream and Elgin Dental Associates

"I love everything about this office. From the moment you walk in, you are always greeted by your name and with a smile! My three kids all love it here as well and that’s a big deal! They’ve all had braces and been extremely pleased... it’s a one-stop-shop with having a pediatric dentist and orthodontist! Every hygienist has also been amazing, super friendly, and personal! Then it’s time to check out... That too is always pleasant and helpful! The staff is just top of the line. I believe it’s due to the atmosphere! You can tell everyone there loves what they do and where they work!"

Jennifer R. (5-Star Google Review)

Why Choose Carol Stream & Elgin Dental Associates?
See why thousands of people trust our team and Dr. Jay Patel with their Invisalign® treatment.

Our in-house orthodontist and Invisalign® specialist in Elgin, IL, Dr. Jay Patel, has a passion for creating beautiful and healthy smiles. As a practicing dentist since 1986, he has a diverse and extensive range of experience.

As a multi-specialty office, we have all our bases covered.

We offer a wide range of state-of-the-art orthodontic options, ensuring you’ll get the right solution for your unique needs and goals.

We pride ourselves in providing a top-notch patient experience.

We want all of our patients to feel valued, heard, and empowered. Our friendly dental team keeps you educated and informed throughout your treatment, taking the time to explain every step and answer all your questions.

Here are some quick facts about Dr. Patel:

Have Questions About Invisalign®?

Get the answers from our orthodontist in Elgin, IL.

  • Does Invisalign® treatment hurt?

    Generally, no! The vast majority of patients experience no or very minimal pain. At most, you may experience minor discomfort when you start wearing a new set of aligners. The aligners are designed to custom-fit your teeth and the transition is smooth and gradual. Invisalign® is relatively painless.

  • Is Invisalign treatment right for me?

    Invisalign® treatment can be a wonderful solution for both adults and teens looking to straighten their smiles.

    When you come in for your initial consultation, we’ll take a closer look and determine your treatment needs. Based on your case, our orthodontist will determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign®.

    If Invisalign® isn’t the best solution for you, don’t worry! We offer full-service orthodontics and will work with you to create a customized treatment plan you’re comfortable with.

    To learn more about our orthodontic options, check out our blog post: Opens link to blog post about The Differences Between Our Orthodontic OptionsThe Differences Between Our Orthodontic Options: Braces, Invisalign®, & ClearCorrect®

  • How long will treatment take?

    Each individual is unique; therefore, treatment time depends on the needs of your specific case. The more severe the orthodontic issue, the longer the treatment will need to be.

    Following your treatment plan carefully and wearing your aligners at least 22 hours a day will help ensure you breeze through treatment as quickly as possible.

  • What is the treatment process like?

    All treatments start with an initial consultation where an Invisalign® specialist will carefully evaluate you. We’ll outline a customized treatment plan to transform your smile step-by-step.

    From there, your unique custom aligners will be created. You’ll wear your aligners 22 hours a day, changing them every one to two weeks as directed. Each set of aligners gently and gradually shifts your teeth until your beautiful, straight smile is achieved.

    Our in-house orthodontist, Dr. Jay Patel, and our dedicated staff will be with you every step of the way to address any concerns. At the end of your treatment, you’ll be ready to show off your new smile to the world!

  • How do I clean the aligners?

    Since Invisalign® is removable, one of the great benefits is how easy they are to clean!

    Scrub your aligners with a toothbrush, a non-abrasive toothpaste, and some lukewarm water. Thoroughly clean the trays each day and remember to follow an excellent dental hygiene routine at home to keep your teeth clean and free of food debris.

  • Do I have to wear the aligners at night?

    Yes, you do.

    For the most effective outcome, the aligners must be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day. They should only be removed to eat and brush your teeth.

    If you do not wear them for the required hours every day, the corrective movement of the aligners stops, and your teeth could start to move back into their former positions. Having lost your forward momentum, it can take a few days to get your smile back on track again, adding to your treatment time.

  • Do you offer other orthodontic services?

    Yes, we do! That’s one of the great benefits of our office.

    We offer comprehensive dental and orthodontic services all under one roof. In addition to Invisalign ® at our Elgin, IL office,  we also offer Opens to ClearCorrects® services pageClearCorrect® at our Carol Stream office, which provides similar benefits.

    We also offer traditional orthodontic braces. You can learn more about all our orthodontic treatment options Opens orthodontics pagehere.

    Our Carol Stream and Elgin offices are proud to offer these advanced orthodontic options to communities throughout Illinois, including Bloomingdale, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Bartlett, Wayne, Glendale Heights, and West Chicago.

  • How much does Invisalign cost?

    Each individual’s situation is unique, so the only way we can determine your exact treatment cost is through an in-person consultation.

    We understand costs can be a concern for many patients. We strive to be as transparent as possible, so you can feel empowered and informed in your decisions.

    We accept many dental insurance plans and can work with you to break down the costs and address any concerns. We also accept payment through third-party financing companies offering extended monthly payment plans, such as Opens in a new window to CareCredits’s websiteCareCredit and Opens in a new window to CitiHealth’s websiteCitiHealth.

    To find out exactly how much your Invisalign® treatment will cost, schedule a consultation with us today.

Have the Straight Smile You've Always Wanted!

Contact us today about Invisalign® in Elgin, IL.