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Office Hours

Monday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday Closed Except Emergencies
Saturday 8:00 AM1:00 PM
Sunday Closed Except Emergencies

At our office, we use clinical laboratory services from OralDNA Labs® to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.

Invisalign

Straight teeth are of prime importance for good oral health. The smile is attractive when there is good occlusion. The aim of an orthodontic treatment is to move misaligned teeth in proper direction to improve alignment and hence occlusion. Invisalign® has been a groundbreaking treatment technique in the field of orthodontics which has helped dental professional create good-looking smiles. The system revolutionized dentistry by introducing invisible alternatives to thick metal braces. A product of Align Technology, Invisalign® system is offered by trained providers. Dr. Hasken is one of the certified Invisalign® professionals in the city of McHenry, IL. Our treatment has beautified smiles of many patients in the city and surrounding communities. If you are unhappy with your smile, make an appointment and meet our dentist. We have a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to reshape your teeth and give you a smile makeover.


Malocclusion and Invisalign®

The way in which upper and lower teeth come together in a bite is called occlusion. When there is variation in the normal position of teeth there is misalignment and the condition is called malocclusion. This can affect the oral health and make the smile less interesting. When teeth are misaligned, the patient may find it difficult to maintain oral hygiene since all the nooks and corners of teeth are not easily accessible to cleaning appliances. This can lead to tooth decay and gum problems. There may be teeth wear and reduced chewing efficiency when compared to people with good occlusion. Orthodontic treatment is aimed at correcting teeth errors to improve alignment. Orthodontic appliances move teeth in a planned direction to bring about the changes.

Not all cases of malocclusion are treatable by Invisalign® system. The aligners work wonderfully in cases that are less complex. Invisalign® can move teeth in different types of malocclusion cases where the movement is less than about 5 mm.


Invisalign® – The aligners and treatment

Invisalign® system of aligners are made of BPA free plastic. They are custom-made to suit the needs of every patient. They are fabricated in the lab using state-of-the-art technology to highest-level precision. The removable aligners are comfortable to wear. Maintaining oral hygiene is easy when living with Invisalign® since the aligners are removable. The treatment period may differ from 12 months to 24 months depending on the complexity of the case.

Your first consultation will involve oral check up. Our dentist may treat decayed tooth before recommending Invisalign®. Impressions of teeth are taken and a 3D digital model of treatment plan is prepared. The dentist maps the treatment plan and explains to patient. A preview of the expected results is shown to patients. On approval, a series of aligners are fabricated in the lab. Each pair of aligners should be worn for about two weeks. Patients should visit our McHenry office once in 6 weeks to check the progress of the Invisalign® treatment. On successful completion of the treatment, patients can see the transformation in their smile.