Invisalign aligner therapy may be perfect for Indianapolis patients seeking better alignment of the smile
Indianapolis patients with imperfect smiles should consider the benefits of using orthodontic alternatives to straighten the teeth. Instead of metal brackets and wires, patients can visit the team of Washington Street Dentistry to discuss the advantages of Invisalign.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign works by using a series of custom aligner trays. Patients wear the trays in order, each one for two weeks, day and night. As patients progress through the trays, their teeth become straighter and improve gradually. The amount of time needed for Invisalign is typically a year or less depending on the severity of misalignment.
Who is a candidate?
The best candidates for Invisalign are patients who are dealing with mild to moderate misalignment of the dental arch. Those with more severe issues may still be better suited for traditional braces. However, many patients can seek solutions with Invisalign therapy. A consultation appointment is the first step, during which patients speak with Dr. Matthew Church about their goals.
What can Invisalign fix?
Invisalign can improve:
- Poor bite alignment
- Teeth spaced too far apart
- Crooked and turned teeth
A consultation starts the process of Invisalign treatment. X-rays are taken to check the health of the smile and the alignment of the teeth. Patients have impressions made which are digitized and sent to a laboratory for the fabrication of their trays. With proper compliance, improvement is seen quickly and comfortably.
A beautiful smile doesn’t always require unsightly orthodontic treatment. If you live in the Indianapolis area, and have considered the advantages of using Invisalign treatment, now is a great time to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Matthew Church to discuss candidacy. Call (317) 333-6788 to reach the friendly front office staff to book an appointment, and visit our state-of-the-art facility at 10935 East Washington Street.