Invisalign in Evanston at Stephens Dentistry

If you’ve always been bothered by crowded teeth and would like to get that situation corrected, Stephens Dentistry offers you one of the latest and most convenient advancements in teeth straightening – Invisalign.

Nothing builds self-confidence better than a bright, beautiful and healthy smile. That’s just one of the many benefits you’ll receive with Invisalign aligners. Beyond that, straight teeth are better for your dental health, and the better your dental health the better your overall health will be.

What is Invisalign?

To acquaint you with this exciting new process, Invisalign involves using a series of clear plastic aligners or trays, rather than traditional metal braces, to straighten your teeth. You might well ask, however, does Invisalign work as well as metal braces for straightening teeth? We certainly think it does, and here are some of the benefits of this exciting new approach to teeth straightening.


Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, and this is a great advantage for older teens, young adults, and older adults who may be hesitant about the prospect of wearing traditional metal braces.


Beyond being nearly invisible, because they’re made of plastic, for most people Invisalign aligners are far more comfortable than metal braces. For good measure, all Invisalign aligners are custom made to fit your mouth, and there aren’t any sharp edges to cause discomfort during the months you’ll be wearing them.

Removable Aligners

Invisalign trays can be removed at any time, making everyday activities like brushing your teeth and eating much easier compared to traditional metal braces.

When it’s time to brush and floss your teeth, you can easily remove the aligners, brush and floss your teeth, then clean the trays with your toothbrush and you’re done. A clean mouth is a healthy mouth.


With more traditional orthodontic treatments your food options are often limited. There are some foods that are just off limits. That is not the case with Invisalign aligners. Since the trays are removable, you can eat whatever you want without restrictions.

After you’ve finished, rinse your mouth out, or brush your teeth, and put the aligners back in your mouth.

Treatment Times

With Invisalign, you’ll only have to come to the dentist’s office about every six weeks for an oral health checkup. In contrast, other treatment options, like traditional braces, require more frequent dental visits.

So to sum up, Invisalign gives you the benefits of traditional metal braces but without their discomfort and other side effects.

The Invisalign process explained

Here’s a brief explanation of how Invisalign works.

  • At your initial consultation, x-rays and photos of your teeth will be taken to help us assess your alignment issues and determine if Invisalign is an appropriate therapy for you.
  • If it is, at Stephens Dentistry, we’ll use our advanced 3D computer imaging technology to create custom-fit aligners designed just for you. All aligners are made of medical-grade thermoplastic, and that means you won’t have to deal with metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands that are part of the metal braces used for decades for teeth straightening.
  • The entire treatment process will take between 9 to 15 months, and during that time you’ll have somewhere between 18 to 30 different aligners. Each aligner will work for several weeks before being replaced by the next aligner in the series.
  • Throughout the process, the aligners will gradually move your teeth into their new, permanent position, leaving you with a beautiful smile.

Invisalign Costs in Illinois

If you’re interested in obtaining a set of aligners, you’ll also want to have some idea of the cost of Invisalign in Illinois. The cost will vary, of course, depending on each patient’s situation and the final cost could range from as little as $1,800 up to around $6,000.

If you have dental insurance, we’ll be glad to submit all insurance forms for you. We accept payment through cash, check, or Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. To assist you financially, we also offer monthly payment options through CareCredit.

Schedule an Initial Consultation with Stephens Dentistry in Evanston, IL

If you’re convinced that Invisalign is the treatment option that’s right for you, we hope you will reach out to Stephens Dentistry to schedule your initial consultation.

Our dental and orthodontic services at Stephens Dentistry aim to give you that perfect Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted. That’s why our staff will work diligently with you when we form your treatment plan.

We take a variety of insurance plans and find that most of them will cover Invisalign. Contact us today to set up your free consultation.