Types of Clear Aligners

Choosing to straighten your teeth is a decision that affects not only your appearance but your lifestyle, too. As an adult or teen, you may be looking to improve your smile for business or social reasons. Maybe you have bite issues and want to improve your overall oral health. For many, Invisalign aligners can provide an easy path to a lifelong solution. Take a moment to learn more about Invisalign and what it can do for you.

Invisalign Treatment for Children & Teens

Invisalign is a great treatment option for children and teens in Kenosha and Antioch because it offers easy oral hygiene maintenance. While there are different bite issues common among young patients, Invisalign treatment can still be very effective when we customize each approach to the patient’s unique bite issues. And because we use 3D computer technology to help design a treatment plan, you can even see the projected outcome before treatment begins.


Plus, Invisalign treatment for teens can often be completed in as little as 12 months, which may be much shorter than traditional braces, which can take up to 24 months. This means your teen can get the same results as traditional braces, but in less time and hassle-free.

There are fewer diet restrictions with Invisalign clear aligner treatment for teens as well. Additionally, Invisalign treatment means shorter visits to our office because there are no wires to adjust or brackets to maintain.

Invisalign for Adults

The flexibility that comes with being able to remove your Invisalign clear aligners when you eat, brush, or during special occasions makes them a top choice for adults.

Invisalign is very well suited for the active lifestyles of most adults today. Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable and easy to use because they fit perfectly over teeth, so you only need to remove them when eating and for your regular oral hygiene. Plus, if you have a special occasion to attend, you can remove your aligners for a short time and still keep treatment on track.

You’ll enjoy more freedom in your diet choices than with traditional braces, too. The best part is that Invisalign treatment costs about the same as regular braces, and we can work with you and your insurance to create a payment plan that suits your budget.

Smile Express® At-Home Aligners

Introducing Smile Express at-home aligners, the smile solution for adults who want fast results in fewer office visits. In as few as six months, you’ll be smiling more confidently. Using proven Invisalign aligners and advanced remote care technology, you’ll get to keep your active lifestyle without sacrificing the peace of mind that comes with knowing your doctor and care team at Kozak Orthodontics is with you every step of the way. Plus, it’s covered by many dental insurance plans!

Straight Teeth for Life, Guaranteed

We stand behind our orthodontic care with a lifetime guarantee. If your teeth ever require re-straightening after you complete your final treatment with Dr. Kozak, we will gladly replace your braces at no charge. The only cost to you is a monthly charge for adjustments and the cost of a new retainer. A healthy smile should last a lifetime. For those rare occasions when it doesn’t, there’s the Kozak Lifetime Guarantee.

Is Invisalign treatment right for me?

Let us help you decide when you book a free consult.

Invisalign Aligners FAQs

How do I clean Invisalign aligners?

It takes only 3 steps to clean your Invisalign aligners:

  1. Give your aligners a good rinse as soon as you take them out. Then soak your aligners using the Invisalign cleaning solution every day to remove bacteria.
  2. Next, use a soft bristled toothbrush (one that you designate as your aligners brush, not your daily use brush) and carefully sweep away any remaining debris after the soak.
  3. Lastly, rinse off your aligners once more and place back in your mouth (or your aligners case if you’re taking a short break from wearing them.

How long do I wear each set of aligners?

You’ll wear your aligners for about a week, then move onto the next set. Like your treatment plan overall, though, this is customized based on how your smile responds to treatment. You might wear a set for a little longer. Either way, follow Dr. Kozak’s guidance, and you’ll be showing off a new smile before you know it!

Does Invisalign fit an active lifestyle?

You bet! Invisalign aligners and active lives go hand in hand. Wear your aligners during most any activity, and simply remove them for eating, special occasions, and cleaning. Into sports? No worries! For less intense sports, you may be able to wear your aligners while playing with no problems. For high-contact sports, though, it’s a good idea to remove your aligners and use a mouthguard, which we are happy to provide at no extra cost.

The main thing is to aim for 20-22 hours of daily wear. When you’re not wearing them, keep your aligners in their case, stored in a safe, cool place away from pets (dogs LOVE to chew them for some reason) and heat.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

Great question! A few of the primary benefits include:

  • Nobody will know you’re wearing them except you!
  • They’re comfortable because we customize them to your smile.
  • Costs about the same price as traditional metal braces, so they’re affordable and covered by most dental plans.
  • They often deliver results faster than you might expect with braces.
  • No wires to adjust, so less time at the orthodontist.
  • No dietary restrictions.

Best of all, practicing good oral hygiene is much easier than with braces.

How much time should I plan to spend at the orthodontist with Invisalign?

We’ll normally schedule quick check-up visits every four to six weeks. Since we won’t be adjusting brackets or wires, these check-in appointments are quite fast and easy.

How much does Invisalign treatment cost in the Kenosha/Antioch Area?

We get this question a lot, and as members of families with budgets to manage, we fully understand it! However, it just wouldn’t be accurate to give you an exact Invisalign treatment cost before we’re able to go through the initial exam process. Each smile is unique, so each treatment plan is, too. What we can say is that we make Invisalign treatment as budget friendly as possible:

  • Invisalign treatment cost is roughly equivalent to braces treatment depending on the patient.
  • We accept most insurance plans and can help optimize your benefits to minimize out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Flexible, in-office financing with 0% interest is another option that makes treatment affordable.

Bottom line: we invite you to come in and talk about your smile goals so we can work together to meet them!


Visit Your Local Kenosha-Antioch Area Orthodontists

Kozak Orthodontics – Kenosha

10320 75th St, Ste B, Kenosha, WI, 53142-7525
Kozak Ortho Antioch Location

Kozak Orthodontics – Antioch

1326 Main St, Ste B, Antioch, IL, 60002-2181