Invisalign® Specialist

Montrose Dental Group

General Dentistry located in Ravenswood, Lakeview, Chicago, IL

A mouthful of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. You can say no to both! The general and cosmetic dentists at Montrose Dental Group in the Ravenswood and Lakeview area of Chicago provide an affordable alternative to traditional braces with Invisalign® clear aligning system. Call Montrose Dental Group today to learn more about getting a straighter smile without the inconvenience of braces.

Invisalign Q & A

Montrose Dental Group

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign provides an attractive and competitively priced alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. The Invisalign system is a revolutionary way to straighten teeth through custom-made, clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.

Each set of aligners gently straightens your teeth over time, and the aligners are virtually invisible, so nobody even knows you’re wearing them. Typically, you wear a new set of aligners every week or two as your dentist prescribes, and each new set of aligners moves your teeth gradually into their correct position.

The best part is, your aligners are completely removable for the ease of eating and brushing your teeth. You do need to wear them 20-22 hours each day for the best results though, so when you’re not eating, brushing, or flossing, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.

Why choose Invisalign over braces?

Because the Invisalign system is so comfortable, affordable, and easy to use, it’s becoming a more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Invisalign offers the following benefits over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:

  • Invisibility: all you see are teeth, not a mouthful of metal, while Invisalign straightens works
  • Comfort: the smooth plastic aligners won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
  • Convenience: the ability to easily remove them whenever you eat, brush, or floss, or for special occasions
  • Timing: Invisalign often straightens teeth up to 50% faster than traditional braces
  • Affordability: custom aligners start at just $2,499 — less than the average cost of metal braces


Everyone’s mouth is different, so when you come in for your Invisalign consultation, the team at Montrose Dental Group explains how much your custom plan costs and discusses convenient payment options, too.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments like:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Misalignment after braces
  • Overbites, underbites, and crossbites


Your dentist at Montrose Dental Group may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues, but Invisalign works well for many different dental problems.

To learn if Invisalign is the best option for your teeth and your budget, visit Montrose Dental Group for a consultation. If the idea of straightening your teeth without painful, unsightly braces sounds appealing, call the Chicago office today.