Until the creators of Invisalign® revolutionized the way we think about teeth straightening, many patients would avoid seeking treatment, and for good reason! Patients considering straightening their teeth are already embarrassed about their smile, and traditional metal braces only add insult to injury. Thankfully, with Invisalign, straightening your teeth is no longer a catch 22. You can achieve the perfectly straight smile of your dreams while allowing your natural smile to shine through treatment. Dr. Priscilla Shih is proud to be an advanced certified Invisalign provider in Waterloo Heights.
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The process begins with quick and easy digital impressions using our 3D imaging technology. You know what that means? No more mouth full of goop! Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners to apply pressure and gently shift teeth into their desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for a few weeks at a time, and a quick visit with your West Salem dentist, Dr. Shih at Waterloo Heights will have you right on track, and one step closer toward the straight, beautiful smile of your dreams.
Aside from the cosmetic benefit of being clear and nearly invisible to the naked eye, there are other benefits of choosing Invisalign over traditional metal braces. While it is recommended that patients wear their aligners for 20-22 hours per day, they can be easily removed for eating and cleaning so you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods and maintain optimum oral hygiene throughout treatment. Another great benefit of Invisalign is shorter treatment times than traditional braces. Instead of having a mouthful of metal for several years, Invisalign treatment can usually be completed in just a year or less!
As a general dentist with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and implant restoration, I believe that a beautiful, healthy smile is a person’s greatest asset. I emphasize the need to establish good communication between the doctor and patient to achieve this goal. With a strong commitment to continuing education, I believe that it is important to stay abreast of the latest, cutting-edge techniques and procedures in the area of cosmetic dentistry.
I attended UCLA as an undergraduate and continued my education at the Northwestern University School of Dentistry, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1977. I completed the Noblepharma Implant Mini-residency and hold Waterlase and Invisalign Advanced Certification. I am a member of the American Dental Association, The Wisconsin Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, and the American Association of Women Dentists.
A resident of West Salem, I am active in my church and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. I enjoy gourmet cooking, reading, gardening and traveling in my spare time. I am married with three grown children, all of whom currently live in Chicago.
Dr. Shih is a general dentist providing orthodontic services.
We work with your insurance company! We will file your claim, handle all the paperwork and help you get maximum insurance benefits. If you don’t have insurance or need additional help affording treatment, we also offer flexible financing options through Compassionate Finance® to help you get the care you need, affordably. In addition to accepting most major insurance plans, we also accept cash, personal check, and most major credit cards.