Having straight teeth is about more than just looking good. Teeth that line up the way they should are also easier to clean, meaning you can potentially enjoy better oral and overall health as a result of getting braces. Invisalign in Indianapolis is one popular option for adults who do not want to wear visible metal braces for two or more years. If you are ready to do something about your misaligned bite, you may be wondering whether or not clear braces are a good option for you. We’ve got good news — in most cases, the answer is yes. Find out more about why below.
What to Know About Invisalign
Invisalign works using a series of removable plastic aligners which you receive all at once. You will be instructed to wear each tray for one to two weeks before advancing to the next in the series, gradually working your way to your properly-aligned smile.
Invisalign is a largely self-directed treatment. You will need to visit your dentist every six weeks, but you advance your way through the series of aligners on your own. The independence of Invisalign means it is a great option for adults and responsible teens who are able to follow all directions closely. Younger patients may find complying with Invisalign a challenge, which can lead to delayed treatment times and potentially higher costs of treatment. We encourage patients and families to consider this aspect of treatment when deciding on the best orthodontic method for them.
What Invisalign Can Fix
Most orthodontic issues that are treatable with conventional braces are also eligible for treatment with Invisalign clear braces. More complex orthodontic cases may require conventional braces, however.
Invisalign can be used to treat:
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Overbite, when the top teeth reach too far over the bottom
- Underbite, when the bottom teeth cover the top
- Crossbite, when the upper and lower jaw do not meet properly
Patients should also be in good oral health to undergo any orthodontic treatment. We will schedule a checkup and cleaning before beginning — areas of decay, gum disease, or other oral health issues should be treated in advance of or alongside orthodontic treatment.
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
The only way to know for sure whether or not you can benefit from Invisalign clear braces in Indianapolis is to schedule an appointment with your Invisalign dentist at Indy Dental Group. During a consultation, we will examine your teeth and answer any questions you may have about Invisalign. If we determine that this is a great option for your smile, we look forward to getting started right away!
About Indy Dental Group
The Indy Dental Group provides superior dental care for patients of all ages. To learn more about Invisalign, including whether or not you might be a great candidate for clear braces in Indianapolis, please do not hesitate to get in touch at (317) 571-1900.