What You Need To Know About Invisalign

Do you want to improve your smile but don't like the thought of getting braces? Invisalign may be for you. Dr. Michael Durbin offers Invisalign at his Des Plaines, IL practice. He can help you determine if Invisalign or other orthodontic treatment is right for you. Ready to learn more about Invisalign? Keep reading to find out about this great alternative to traditional braces.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners you wear to gradually straighten your teeth. While traditional braces feature metal, wire, brackets, and rubber bands, Invisalign is the complete opposite. Invisalign features clear, plastic trays you place on your teeth.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign aligners are basically invisible. They're a set of plastic trays that gradually shift your teeth into the correct position. Invisalign is custom-made for your teeth. Your orthodontist manufactures several trays for your treatment. Each set of trays is slightly straighter than the previous one. Every other week, you change to a new set of trays so that your teeth gradually straighten.

When you want to eat your favorite foods, you merely remove the aligner and eat your favorite snacks. Speaking with our Invisalign expert in Des Plaines Dr. Durbin will help you decide if it will work for you.


When you wear braces, you are less likely to flash a smile when someone snaps a picture. Many people feel self-conscious about showing their braces to the world. Invisalign straightens your teeth, but when you want to pose for the camera, you remove the aligners. Once you've smiled for the camera, you can put Invisalign back inside your mouth.

Schedule an Appointment

If you want to find out if you're a candidate for Invisalign and you live in Des Plaines, IL contact Dr. Michael Durbin. Dr. Durbin provides a wide array of orthodontic services that will help you achieve beautiful, healthy teeth. Schedule a complimentary exam appointment by giving us a call at (847) 824-0154.

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