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Rockford Invisalign® Treatment

Do you want your teeth to be straighter and a better bite when you chew? If you want straight teeth but don’t want to use metal wires, our Rockford Invisalign dentist, Dr. Hansen will determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign®.

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A Straight Smile Doesn’t Have To Be Out of Reach!

Plenty of Invisalign patients in Rockford, IL that we’ve worked with over the years are concerned about the look of their teeth but are apprehensive about the expense and possible pain of going to the dentist.

Fortunately, Invisalign is a pain-free teeth straightening method that straightens teeth with clear plastic aligners. Throughout treatment, you will go through different sets of aligners, usually wearing one of the clear aligner sets for a few weeks before continuing to the next. Invisalign is comparable to braces in that it progressively adjusts your teeth over time, and the aligners are invisible to the human eye.

Do you experience any of the following:

  • Crowded Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Gaps in Your Teeth
  • Crossbites
  • Underbites
  • Teeth Crowding

Invisalign for Your Unique Smile

Invisalign allows you to achieve a straight, perfect smile without dealing with cumbersome braces and a self-conscious smile for months.

With many years of experience helping patients in the Rockford area straighten their teeth with Invisalign, we love helping patients feel more confident with straighter teeth and the smile they’ve always dreamed of.

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Your Invisalign Journey
In Three Easy Steps

The advantages of Invisalign extend well beyond a beautiful smile. Individuals may experience improvements in their teeth and oral health with these removable aligners. Whether you choose Invisalign or conventional braces, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene. You deserve a straighter, more beautiful smile that instills confidence in you.

Step 1

Call

Give our Rockford dentist office a call to schedule your
one-on-one dental consultation.

Step 2

Relax

We’ll establish the most effective dental treatment plan as well as a roadmap for future dental care if necessary.

Step 2

Smile

You now have the smile that will bring you comfort and wellbeing for the rest of your life.

We’ve Got Your Beautiful Smile Covered.

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Meet Dr. Duane Hansen

Top Invisalign Dentist in Rockford, IL

Dr. Hansen grew up in the Chicago area, IL. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Purdue University, before achieving his doctorate at Loyola University School of Dentistry. After graduating, he worked as an Associate part-time and opened his first office. Within a few years, he had expanded to five dental practices. He has been a Rockford dentist for more than 25 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Winnebago County Dental Society, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and trained in oral conscious sedation.

Dr. Hansen grew up in the Chicago area, IL. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Purdue University, before achieving his doctorate at Loyola University School of Dentistry. After graduating, he worked as an Associate part-time and opened his first office. Within a few years, he had expanded to five dental practices. He has been a Rockford dentist for more than 25 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Winnebago County Dental Society, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and trained in oral conscious sedation.

With his skills and experience, one of Dr. Hansen’s favorite aspects of his job is helping patients feel comfortable instead of fearing the dentist. He takes pride in restoring the health and appearance of teeth with safe and effective techniques. “If you can do great work, then you are able to really ‘wow’ people,” he says. “We want to exceed our patients expectations.”

When he’s not working closely with patients to enhance their smiles, Dr. Hansen likes to fly. He obtained his pilot’s license more than 20 years ago and is regularly recruited by airlines. (He has more than 2,000 hours behind the controls!) One day, Dr. Hansen hopes to fly to underserved areas and provide dentistry to those who need it. Also … he volunteers in his church’s dental clinic twice a week. He likes to talk to his patients about his healthy living and shares some cooking recipes with his patients. Ask him about his favorite recipes during your next appointment! Dr. Hansen is the father of three children and two grandchildren.

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Ready For Your New Smile?
Teeth Straightening Without the Metal

OUR Invisalign Team

The Invisalign clear aligner treatment process begins with an appointment with Dr. Hansen, the top Rockford Invisalign dentist. Dr. Hansen will assist you in determining whether Invisalign is the best option to straighten your teeth. If this is the case, Dr. Hansen and his team will make impressions of your teeth and start the Invisalign process.

OUR Treatment Promise

With our Invisalign specialists by your side, you’ll be sporting a straighter smile in no time. We’ll do everything in our power to exceed your expectations.

YOUR Easy Financial Solution

We accept most health insurance policies, except for Medicare. In addition, we provide exceptional rates to prospective patients who do not have insurance. Before any treatments or procedures begin, you will be notified of the costs.

Rockford’s Leading Provider of Invisalign & Teeth Straightening

Dr. Hansen is a well-regarded Invisalign and Clear Aligner practitioner in the Rockford, IL, area. He has been using this teeth straightening option effectively for years and has treated countless patients with Invisalign. Dr. Hansen continues to extend his knowledge by keeping up to date on the most recent advancements in clear aligner treatment and invisible braces, among other areas of dentistry.

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Frequently Asked Invisalign Questions

Thousands of people skip orthodontics because they are afraid of wearing braces. Invisalign® may be an excellent option for traditional orthodontic treatment if you are concerned about discomfort or the effect the device may have on your smile.

Invisalign® treatment, as opposed to brackets and wires connected to your teeth, needs you to wear comfortable, removable plastic aligner trays for a portion of the day. The aligners are made to match the specific form of your tooth arch.

There are a few factors that might determine whether you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign® or not. The first consideration is the physical mobility requirements of your oral condition. The dramatic motions of fully involved orthodontics are not possible with Invisalign. This is generally standard bracket and wire orthodontics, which may also include headgear.

However, if you require mild to moderate repositioning, you would be a good candidate for Invisalign®. In many instances, Invisalign can accomplish the same heavy lifting as conventional orthodontics, but with considerably less trouble and far less visibility!

But it’s all too simple to become that person. When the aligner trays are on your teeth, you don’t feel them. They are invisible to others. Except for eating, brushing your teeth, and perhaps playing trumpet in your high school band, there’s no need to take them out.

The fact that Invisalign® is comfortable and almost invisible isn’t the only reason why so many patients choose it. Because the aligners are detachable, you can:

  • Consume anything you want

  • You may participate in your favorite sports and activities without worrying about harming an apparatus.

  • You can clean your teeth more easily when you don’t have braces.

  • Wear the trays for the recommended 20 to 22 hours each day to shift your teeth and bite into position.

  • Every two weeks, discard your aligner and begin using a new one for the next phase of therapy.

Invisalign® treatment also needs fewer office visits than braces. While other braces patients must visit their orthodontist on a monthly basis, with Invisalign®, you may expect to see Dr. Hansen every six to eight weeks for an evaluation of the treatment’s progress and to pick up your next set of aligners.

The first step is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hansen, who will establish the location of your teeth and how they connect to the jaw. He will show you how your teeth will move throughout the procedure. A 3-D picture of your grin is captured using the iTero digital scanner. This picture will aid in the treatment plan’s development. The images are transmitted to the Invisalign facility, where your personalized aligners are created.

The procedure employs up to 30 aligners, with patients progressing from one aligner to the next in a couple of weeks. A follow-up visit to the office will be required to assess progress and whether adjustments are necessary.

The second criterion is referred to as diligence, commitment, or dedication. Conventional orthodontic bands and wires are permanently attached to your teeth and cannot be removed. They work seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

This is not the case when using Invisalign®. The system’s charm lies in its simplicity. While eating, brushing your teeth, and cleaning your aligners, you can take your aligner trays out. You must, however, wear them throughout the balance of the day…at least 20-22 hours every day. That’s where the issue comes in. If you’re the sort of patient who can take out your aligners and not reinsert them for a day or two, you’ll undo all of your progress with that set. The system requires committed patients to work successfully.

Schedule Your Next Invisalign Consultation Today!

Scheduling an initial consultation with Dr. Hansen is the first step toward Invisalign and Clear Aligner treatment in Rockford, IL. To schedule your initial appointment, please get in touch with us today. We will be able to address any questions you may have regarding Invisalign.

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