Discreet Orthodontic Treatment in Champaign & Monticello

At Huls Orthodontics, we’re focused on helping our patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles they’re proud to show off. As a leading provider of braces in Champaign & Monticello, we work hard to personalize care and tailor treatments to match our patients’ lifestyles. While conventional metal braces are still one of our most requested treatments, one alternative to regular braces which is very popular among adults and teens is Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Just as the name suggests, Invisalign clear aligners are made of a nearly invisible polyurethane plastic material. Instead of being cemented to the teeth like our Monticello clear braces and metal braces, Invisalign aligners are completely removable. This means you can take them out when eating and cleaning your teeth and for special occasions like family or school photos. However, even though the aligners are removable, you must wear them for at least 22 hours every day to ensure that your treatment goes along as planned. Here are some of the other advantages of the incredible Invisalign system:

  • Better Oral Hygiene: The removable nature of the aligners helps ensure that you’ll always find it easy to keep your teeth clean. You’ll never have to fumble around with floss threaders or other special cleaning tools because you simply take the aligners out and brush and floss as usual.
  • Very Discreet: If you’d prefer to keep your orthodontic treatment under wraps, that’s what Invisalign excels at! You can enjoy having good self-confidence for the entire time you’re improving your smile, knowing that the clear aligners you’re wearing are barely visible.
  • No Special Diet: When you have braces cemented to your teeth, you must avoid eating foods that can damage all those bands, brackets, and wires. But with Invisalign, you can continue to enjoy all your favorite foods and snacks because the aligners are meant to be removed when eating.
  • Increased Comfort: The smooth plastic aligners cannot irritate the soft tissues of the mouth like metal braces can. You’ll never have to deal with sore spots on the inside of your cheeks or lips because there aren’t any poking or rubbing parts present.

While Invisalign can be used to correct many types of alignment problems with the teeth, there are some orthodontic problems that are best treated with conventional braces. We’ll let you know if you make a good candidate for Invisalign during your first visit with us!

What the Invisalign Treatment Process is Like

Invisalign is an effective, yet simple process that follows a few basic steps. First, you’ll need to undergo an examination with Dr. Huls to find out if you have an orthodontic problem that can be treated with removable aligners. If you can be treated with Invisalign, we’ll use our digital imaging software to capture impressions and images of your teeth. We’ll then send these records and your specialized treatment plan off to Align Technology, the makers of Invisalign so your series of customized aligners can be created.

After receiving your aligners, you’ll wear the first set for about two weeks, making sure to only remove them when eating, cleaning your teeth, and for important occasions. Once the two-week period is over, you’ll switch out the aligners with the next set in the series and continue doing this until you’ve used all the aligners. Once you’re done with Invisalign treatment, you’ll be left with an attractive and healthy new smile you’ll be proud to show off!

See Us for Invisalign in Monticello & Champaign

If the idea of improving your smile discreetly, comfortably, and conveniently has you excited, we encourage you to request an appointment with us today! With two office locations in Champaign & Monticello, we make it super convenient to improve your smile with the incredible Invisalign system! We’re looking forward to helping you achieve your most remarkable smile that’s both beautiful and healthy!