Armaan H. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)
Years after wearing braces as a teen, my teeth shifted significantly and were getting worse. I consulted four Invisalign providers before choosing Dr. McCoy. While he was NOT the cheapest, his pricing was competitive and transparent. These days, even general dentists offer Invisalign, but Dr. McCoy is an ORTHODONTIST, which means he received formal training on the movement of teeth. Very important since that’s the whole point of braces/Invisalign. Upon further research, I learned that Dr. McCoy went to a top dental school (Northwestern), was one of the first to offer Invisalign when the technology came out, and is a top provider of Invisalign treatments nationally. Besides knowledge, expertise, and experience, it’s obvious from talking to Dr. McCoy that he really enjoys his line of work! The actual Invisalign treatment was WAY more pleasant than traditional braces were. Took about two days to get used to wearing the aligners. No metal wires, brackets, or rubber bands. Personally, I never experienced any aches, pains, or cuts. Cleaning the plastic aligners was easier than cleaning hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. Aligners were barely noticeable when worn, but they do have a bit of reflection- wasn’t an issue for me though. It was awesome to be able to take aligners off to enjoy a meal or to take some quick photos. But for best results, the instructions say to keep aligners on as much as possible, especially overnight! I was given about 12 aligners at the time, each lasting one week, therefore I had in-office appointments once every three months. Pretty reasonable. Can’t imagine having NO supervision for an orthodontic treatment like those “do it yourself at home” kits that try to mimic Invisalign. I visited the office on Montrose Ave in Chicago. Decent area. Usually plenty of street parking right outside the office. Appointments were punctual and I never felt rushed, but they were pretty quick (~20 minutes). Staff was always professional, friendly, and accommodative. Was impressed with the COVID-19 precautions taken by the office. Hopefully I’ll never need to visit Dr. McCoy for braces again, but I would highly recommend others to consider him!