Our Indianapolis Invisalign dentist has been offering these invisible braces since they first came out in the early 2000s. We were even the leading Invisalign provider in the state of Indiana! Today, we continue to be an Invisalign Preferred Provider and have completed hundreds of cases.
How Does it Work?
Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses removable aligners that systematically guide your teeth into a straighter position. Wear your trays for 20+ hours a day and change them out every two weeks to continue your tooth movement.
Benefits of a Healthy Biting Relationship
Proper positioning of the teeth and jaws helps to reduce the risk of periodontal disease, decay, and prematurely worn teeth. In many circumstances, our patients with gum disease have chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign because it makes them easier to clean…and as a result, they’ve seen significant improvements in their periodontal condition.
Crowded teeth are challenging to care for. When you do brush and floss them, they’re still more likely to have heavy amounts of buildup or higher rates of cavities. Pressure from biting patterns gradually leads to abfractions within the enamel, which can cause fillings to continually fall out or need to be replaced before it’s typically necessary.
It’s no surprise that irregular bites also contribute to disorders of the TMJ. As such, correcting the bite can help to reduce strain to muscles around the joint, limiting the symptoms of TMD (such as headaches or jaw pain.)
Can You See Invisalign?
One of the best features of the Invisalign system is that your beautiful smile shines through even while it’s being corrected. There are no metal brackets and no “brace face.” In fact, no one should even know you’re having an orthodontic treatment, unless you tell them. That’s just how “invisible” they really are!
Do I Need to Avoid Any Foods?
With traditional braces, you need to avoid hard foods like carrots, chewy foods like caramel, and foods like popcorn that can leave small pieces in the spaces between the braces and wires. Otherwise your appliances can snap or get pulled off.
With Invisalign, there’s no need to avoid your favorite foods! Just remove your aligner during meals and eat what you like. It’s the same when you clean your teeth. You won’t need any extra tools to clean your smile besides standard brushing and flossing.
Get an Invisalign Consultation
To find out if Invisalign is right for you, call our Indianapolis dentist to schedule a consultation. We’ll walk you through the process to talk about your goals, expectations, and about how long the treatment will take. Most of our patient cases are completed within a year.
Cost of Invisible Braces
But what about the price? Washington Square Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can give you a price estimate for your Invisalign treatment at your initial consultation. Plus, members of our Smile Indy Savings Plan can get 20% off of their entire orthodontic treatment, not to mention any other services that they need.
Call us today to schedule a visit to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your teen!