On your first visit to our office, our dentist will conduct a comphrehensive dental exam. The purpose of the exam is to review the status of your current oral health and to resolve any exisiting dental problems prior to the treatment. Once an examination has been conducted, our dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to make your Invisalign aligners. These aligners are then given to you along with instructions on how to use and take care of them.
Many of our patients resort to Invisalign because of its transparency. The aligners consist of medical grade plastic components, allowing Invisalign to be discreet. Although they are transparent, they will still be slightly noticeable when someone is in close proximity to you.
Invisalign aligners are the only alternative to traditional braces that can be removed at your convenience. Although our dentist will recommend wearing them as much as possible throughout your treatment, it is nice to have the option to remove them for certain situations, like for special event or when you eat or drink.
The duration of Invisalign depends on the severity of your case. However, the average time for this treatment is about 12-15 months.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are easy to clean. Our dentist will suggest cleaning them every time you remove them and every time you reinsert them. To clean them, you can simply run them under warm water.
Many patients have begun to choose Invisalign because it’s made up of BPA-free plastic and does not have any plasticizers or other dangerous toxins that can be released into your mouth.
Once you have completed your Invisalign treatment, our dentist will suggest wearing a retainer. A retainer will prevent your teeth from shifting into their original, uncorrected position.
Invisalign aligners are a great braces alternative that can provide you with the smile you have always dreamt of. For more information on the Invisalign process or to schedule an appointment with our dentist to inquire if Invisalign is the right treatment for you, please contact us at 21st Century Dental in Indianapolis, IN ,or come to our office today. We want to help you achieve a great smile!