The conventional method of straightening teeth involved noticeable metal braces with uncomfortable brackets and wires. Previously the treatment time could last up to a couple of years, based on the severity of the condition. Fortunately, Invisalign, a modern system, makes straightening teeth quick, comfortable, and discreet. It is an unnoticeable alternative to metal braces that are embraced by patients wanting to improve their smiles. At Kids & Adult Dental Care, we offer treatments with the Invisalign system to reinstate your smile appearance in the most comfortable manner possible.
Candidates for Invisalign
Invisalign is designed to correct teeth spacing, positioning, and alignment problems. In order to qualify for treatment, you must have all of your permanent natural teeth. Invisalign is not recommended for young children whose teeth are still developing. It can help if you have any of the following conditions:
- Gaps between your teeth
- An overcrowded mouth with insufficient space for all of the teeth to fit comfortably
- An overbite, a condition when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth
- A crossbite when the upper and lower jaws are misaligned
Benefits of Invisalign
- Patients are increasingly opting for the Invisalign system due to several reasons, including:
- The aligners are so discreet that nobody will know that you are wearing them
- They can be easily removed for cleaning
- They do not scar the insides of your cheeks or tongue
- The treatment time is considerably reduced
The Procedure for Invisalign
Invisalign uses a series of transparent, removable plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. The first step involves assessing the current situation of your teeth. We will take a series of X-rays and scans of your mouth and use this information to create a three-dimensional plan to guide your teeth in the precise locations. This data is used to fabricate your entire aligner sets for your specific needs.
Once your first aligner set is ready, you should wear them round the clock, removing them only to perform your oral functions like eating, drinking, and oral hygiene. Invisalign aligners are extremely thin and should fit securely and comfortably. The aligners should be worn for at least twenty to twenty-two hours every day to ensure the best results.
Our dentists will regularly monitor your progress and provide the next set of aligners. The order in which you must wear the aligners is very vital. In total, you will wear between twenty to thirty sets of aligners. The treatment duration usually takes about a year, although this may vary depending on the patient's specific alignment problem.
To learn more about how Invisalign can quickly and discreetly straighten your teeth and improve your smile, visit our Kids & Adult Dental Care offices in Franklin and Indianapolis. You can also reach us at (317)560-5556 & (317)991-4725.