Invisalign is a set of clear, removable teeth aligners that fit over your teeth. At Southeast Family Dental, these aligners are fabricated from a clear, BPA-free plastic to fit over your teeth. There are no wires, metal, or brackets with Invisalign, making Invisalign a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth.
Invisalign retainers are also removable, so you can take them off to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Because they are removable, you can continue doing everything you normally would, from eating popcorn and chewing gum to participating in contact sports.
The Invisalign Process
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Our orthodontist will take X-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth. These will be used to create a 3D image of your teeth. A treatment plan will then determine how your teeth will move throughout your treatment. Your aligners will then be made based on that treatment plan. You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks before switching to the next aligner in the set. Over time, your teeth will straighten. You’ll also see a difference when it comes to your appearance.
The Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign trays are comfortable to wear. They are so discreet that most people won’t notice you’re wearing them. You just put in a new tray every two weeks, and that’s it. Every other day, you go in for a quick checkup to make sure that treatment is progressing as it should.
No Metal or Wires
Invisalign aligners are transparent, so you can confidently wear them to work, school, or out with friends. The aligners are also removable, meaning you can continue to brush and floss your teeth normally and eat and drink what you want.
No Diet Restrictions
Unlike traditional braces, you don’t need to stick to a diet of soft foods or avoid crunchy, chewy foods. You can even remove your Invisalign tray to eat and drink whenever possible.
Improve Oral Health and Hygiene
Invisalign aligners are removable, so patients can usually brush and floss their teeth daily. Additionally, the aligners are smooth and do not trap food particles. As a result, patients are less likely to experience bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Additionally, Invisalign aligners are transparent so patients can view their progress during treatment. The aligners are custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth and provide small movements that gradually shift teeth into their ideal positions.
To learn more about the advantages of Invisalign, contact Southeast Family Dental at 6020 Southeastern Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, or call (317) 359-8000.