Clear aligners as an alternative to braces

For those patients who want to straighten their teeth and correct their bite, Dr. Kaltchev offers clear aligners. In some cases, the combination of traditional braces and clear aligners may be more beneficial for optimal results. Patients of all ages can schedule a consultation at BK Dental in Wood Dale or Evanston, Illinois.

Understanding clear aligners 

Clear aligners, or “invisible braces,” are a more aesthetic alternative to conventional braces. They align your teeth, improve your bite, and protect your teeth from wear. 

Our approach to providing clear aligner treatment to patients with misalignment and malocclusion  

At BK Dental, our dental team will determine whether you are a good candidate for clear aligners by performing a comprehensive exam and taking records. Then, we will create a digital simulation of the treatment process to enable Dr. Kaltchev to plan more precisely, resulting in optimal outcomes for patients.

Stages in clear alignment treatment 

  • Pre-treatment. Our team examines the patient’s oral structure and takes diagnostic records using X-rays, photographs, and digital impressions/scans. 
  • Mid-treatment. Using these digital impressions, we create a series of removable clear plastic aligners that will guide your teeth to the desired aesthetic position. 
  • Post-treatment. After the active treatment is complete and the teeth and bite are in their final position, Dr. Kaltchev makes clear upper and lower retainers that the patient wears only at night. This will provide long-term stability and retention to the final teeth position. 

How do I learn more about clear aligner treatment as an alternative to traditional metal braces? 

If you live in or around Wood Dale and Evanston, Illinois, and want to speak to our team about the solutions available to you for achieving a beautiful, healthy smile, it is best that you connect with the team at BK Dental for your initial evaluation. Our Wood Dale, IL, office, which can be reached by calling (630) 766-2223, serves patients in and around the communities of Elmhurst, Addison, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, and Itasca. Our Evanston, IL, office, which can be reached by calling (847) 475-4080, serves patients in and around the communities of Rogers Park, Lincolnwood, Niles, Morton Grove, Glenview, Skokie, and Wilmette.