Dr. Mastroianni is an Elite Invisalign/Invisalign Teen Provider in Glen Carbon and Swansea, IL
When it comes to any form of medical treatment, you want to make sure you are receiving the very best care. Dr. Mastroianni is an Elite Invisalign and Invisalign Teen Provider, which means that he is among the top 1% of all Invisalign providers, not just in the metro area, but in the world. When you pursue Invisalign treatment with us, you can rest assured you are getting the very best treatment possible.
But before you begin your Invisalign treatment, you should know more about what it is and how it works. Read below to learn more about Invisalign.
Understanding the Basics
Invisalign is designed to align your teeth, just like braces are. However, it does not use any metal components. Instead, it uses invisible, comfortable aligners that are made from smooth, medical-grade plastic. These aligners place strategic pressure on your teeth to move them into place.
The aligners are made based on 3-D mapping of your dental anatomy. They are given to you in a series, with each new aligner moving your teeth closer to their ideal positions. If needed, the plan can be adjusted as treatment goes on, but most patients will remain on the original plan the system designed at the start of treatment.
Understanding the Benefits
The first benefit that every patient notices is that they are invisible. With Invisalign, you do not advertise the fact that you are in treatment each time you speak, laugh, or eat. But there are benefits that go far beyond the aesthetics of the system.
Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you do not need to change your life to fit your treatment. Rather than relearning how to brush and floss, you can remove the aligners to take care of these tasks. There is also no need to restrict your diet to accommodate your appliance. With Invisalign, life basically goes on as normal.
You also see the doctor less often. With traditional braces, the doctor makes frequent adjustments. With Invisalign, you make the adjustments by swapping out aligners. We only need to see you about every 6-8 weeks.
Understanding the Drawbacks
There are not many drawbacks to Invisalign. When a patient has a significant issue to correct, Invisalign is usually not considered. One of its benefits—the fact that it is removable—can also be one of Invisalign’s drawbacks as you need to be very careful with remembering to put the aligners back in. However, those are the only real drawbacks to Invisalign treatment.
Understanding the Provider
Dr. Mastroianni has treated hundreds of Invisalign patients, making him one of the most experienced providers in the area. In addition to his experience with the original Invisalign system, he is also the first Invisalign Teen provider in the Metro area. We firmly believe that he offers the best Invisalign treatment available to you.