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Invisalign in Huntley, IL

One of the most popular orthodontic treatments in the world today is Invisalign, which Dr. Skopek proudly offers to adults, teens, and kids at Clearcut Orthodontics in Huntley, Illinois. Invisalign has been an alternative to traditional braces since 1998, offering patients a convenient method to fix their smile that won’t cause significant changes to their lifestyle.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of clear removable aligners that are made of multiple layers of medical-grade plastic with rounded edges to fit comfortably over your teeth. The aligners work similarly to braces by putting pressure on your teeth to gradually shift them into correct alignment over a period of time. The most common problems Invisalign treats include underbite, overbite, open bite, crossbite, overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and crookedness.

Invisalign in Huntley, IL: How Does It Work?

Invisalign works by gradually shifting teeth into the correct alignment over time. An iTero scanner creates a digital model of your teeth, so patients no longer have to bite down into trays of putty. The digital model is incredibly detailed, allowing for a set of aligners that will accurately fit your teeth. Patients wear the aligners for 22 hours a day and typically switch to a new set of aligners every two weeks to begin a new stage of shifting.

It’s important that patients consistently wear their aligners for treatment to be effective. But not every patient is a good candidate for treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate For Invisalign?

Most patients are good candidates for Invisalign treatment. However, patients with smaller than normal teeth or more severe misalignments may need alternative methods. Patients who can’t commit to wearing their aligners for 22 hours a day may also not be good candidates. Those who smoke or use tobacco products will be asked to quit during treatment because the aligners can stain or become damaged.

But if you have bite problems or overcrowding, are genuinely excited about treatment, and are willing to regularly wear your aligners, Invisalign is right for you.

Huntley Invisalign: Length Of Treatment

Treatment time is similar to braces at around 12–18 months, but can be shorter or longer depending on a variety of factors. Treatment length varies from patient to patient. The severity of your problem, how well your teeth respond to treatment, and how consistently you wear your aligners are all factors that will determine your overall treatment length. Patients must exercise patience. You will likely start to see results just weeks after beginning treatment.

Benefits Of Invisalign

The best thing about Invisalign is that patients don’t have to wear metal hardware
in their mouth 24/7 throughout the duration of their treatment.
But Invisalign offers more than that.


Clear aligners are very hard to detect. Your family and friends may not realize that you are wearing them, and they can be removed for important events.


While you cannot remove braces, which are bonded to your teeth, clear aligners are removable. This allows patients a higher degree of freedom during treatment.

Easy To Clean

Removable clear aligners are very easy to clean. All patients need to do is remove their aligners and use the cleaning solution that Dr. Skopek recommends.

No Need to Diet

Perhaps the top benefit of clear aligners is that patients can eat whatever they want. Just be sure to remove the aligners and avoid sugary or acidic drinks.

Invisalign for All Ages

Invisalign First for Kids

Invisalign First is crafted explicitly for younger children, often those who might still have a blend of primary (baby) and permanent teeth. This unique solution addresses the distinct orthodontic challenges that kids encounter, creating a foundation for a more aligned smile as they mature.

Thanks to Invisalign’s advanced technology, Dr. Skopek can ensure predictable results with treatments specifically tailored for children. These aligners are designed to accommodate the growth of jaws and incoming teeth. Moreover, the blue compliance indicators, which fade from blue to clear, serve as a handy tool for both parents to monitor the child’s wear time.

Invisalign Teen

Tailored to the needs and lifestyles of adolescents, Invisalign Teen offers a near-invisible method to perfect one’s smile without the complications of traditional braces. Understanding the unique challenges and demands of the teenage years, these aligners come with features to cater to their dynamic lifestyle.

Blue compliance indicators help in tracking the consistent wear of the aligners. Recognizing the occasional forgetfulness in teens, Invisalign Teen packages include six replacement aligners, ensuring that minor mishaps don’t hinder the treatment progress. Additionally, these aligners are crafted to make room for teeth that are still erupting, especially the molars.

Invisalign for Adults

For adults who either missed out on orthodontic treatments in their younger years or experienced a shift in their tooth alignment over time, Invisalign offers a discreet method to straighten their smiles. This treatment allows adults to undergo orthodontic correction without the evident appearance of metal brackets or wires.

The clear aligners provide the flexibility of removal for special events, ensuring they don’t interfere with professional or personal moments. With fewer required appointments compared to traditional treatments, Invisalign fits seamlessly into the bustling lifestyles of many adults.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Invisalign

While Invisalign aligners are designed to be more comfortable than traditional braces, some patients may experience mild discomfort, especially during the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. This is a sign that the aligners are working and shifting your teeth to their desired position. Any discomfort usually subsides within a few days.
Typically, Dr. Skopek recommends that patients come in for a check-up every 6–8 weeks. This allows us to monitor your progress and ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. However, the exact frequency can vary based on individual treatment plans and needs.
If you misplace an aligner, it’s important to contact ClearCut Orthodontics as soon as possible. In many cases, Dr. Skopek may advise you to move on to the next set of aligners or revert to the previous set until a replacement can be provided. It’s essential not to wait too long without wearing an aligner, as this could disrupt the progress of your treatment.
Clean your aligners daily using a soft-bristle toothbrush with lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the plastic. Dr. Skopek will also recommend specific cleaning products to ensure your aligners remain clear and free from buildup.
We recommend removing your aligners when eating or drinking anything other than water. This prevents staining and potential damage to the aligners. After consuming food or beverages, brush your teeth before placing the aligners back in to maintain oral hygiene.
Once you’ve finished your Invisalign journey, Dr. Skopek will create a retention plan for you. Initially, you might wear the retainer all day, similar to how you wore your aligners, but over time, you may only need to wear them at night. Retainers are crucial in ensuring your teeth don’t shift back to their original positions.
One of the significant benefits of Invisalign is that there are no dietary restrictions. Since you’ll remove your aligners during meals, you can eat and drink whatever you like. However, it’s essential to avoid chewing gum while wearing your aligners, and always remember to brush after each meal to prevent staining or potential damage before placing your aligners back in.

To find out if Invisalign is right for you, request your free consult today.

Cost of Invisalign in Huntley, IL

Just as clear aligner treatment has a similar treatment length to braces, it also has a similar cost of $3,500 to $8,000. Again, the final price will vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of your problem, the length of your treatment, and the experience level of your orthodontist. In this case, Dr. Skopek has over 20 years of experience providing Invisalign to patients and offers affordable monthly payment plans.

Why Choose ClearCut Orthodontics for Your Treatment?

At ClearCut Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on our unique approach to orthodontic care. Rooted in the ROX® methodology, here are the six pillars that define our excellence:

  • Invisalign Specialization: Our expertise lies in providing top-tier Invisalign treatments. With the added benefit of our iTero scanner, we eliminate the traditional molds and enhance comfort.
  • Remote Monitoring: Through our dental monitoring technology, we bring the orthodontist to you. Enjoy the convenience of virtual check-ins without compromising the quality of care.
  • Flexible Financing: With OrthoFi’s support, we devise payment plans tailored to your financial needs, making the path to a better smile achievable for everyone.
  • Accessible Support with Rhinogram: Thanks to Rhinogram, which facilitates secure communication, from video calls to text messaging, we’re always just a click away.
  • Modern Office Ambience: We’ve crafted an environment that speaks of modernity and hygiene, making our space a testament to our commitment to focus and innovation.
  • Dedicated Professionals: With two decades of experience, our dedication to the craft ensures that every patient walks away with the smile they’ve dreamt of.

Choose ClearCut Orthodontics, where precision meets passion. Schedule a consultation today!

Diamond+ Provider Rating

Dr. Bob Skopek is a Diamond+ Invisalign provider with over 20 years of experience providing orthodontic care to patients. More than 3,000 patients have happy and healthy smiles because of his dedication to their treatment.

Clearcut Orthodontics proudly serves Huntley and surrounding communities in Illinois. We want our patients to be comfortable and have fun during their time with us, and we hope you will consider us for your treatment. For a free virtual or in-office consultation, call us at 847-277-1212 today!

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