Richard J. Stuart, DDS
Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry located in Indianapolis, IN
If you’re a teen or adult with crooked teeth, the thought of having a mouth full of metal braces is probably not very appealing. Fortunately, if you live in Washington Township or the nearby Indianapolis communities, Richard J. Stuart, DDS, offers the Invisalign® teeth straightening system. As a prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry expert, Dr. Stuart provides Invisalign as an effective, discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. Are you ready to improve your smile? Call today to schedule an Invisalign consultation, or request an appointment online.
How does Invisalign straighten teeth?
Invisalign uses state-of-the-art technology and materials to gently move your teeth into their desired position. Using a series of custom-made clear aligners, these plastic dental trays fit snugly over your teeth so you can barely notice them.
You wear each set of aligners up to 22 hours a day. They apply gentle pressure to your teeth to help them move gradually. You can remove the aligners to eat, drink, and brush your teeth, making good oral hygiene a breeze.
What are the advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces?
The Invisalign system offers plenty of advantages and benefits over traditional metal braces. First of all, Invisalign helps you have straighter teeth without metal. No metal in your mouth means less irritation from broken wires or sharp brackets.
The advanced SmartTrack® material from which the Invisalign aligners are made is smooth and clear. Nobody will even notice you’re wearing Invisalign — yet another advantage over metal braces. Invisalign is engineered for a predictable outcome, too, so Dr. Stuart can accurately determine how your teeth will move.
In most cases, when you choose Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you can get the results you desire up to 50% faster than with metal braces. Most treatments take just 12-18 months to achieve the desired results. Additionally, being able to remove Invisalign to eat and brush your teeth means you can still enjoy all your favorite foods without worry.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
You may be a good candidate for the Invisalign system if you have any of the following dental conditions:
- Overbite or underbite
- Open bite
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between your teeth
Invisalign is highly effective at correcting most common conditions that you’d otherwise need traditional braces to improve. Teenagers and adults who want to enhance their smiles without the hassle of metal braces are often ideal candidates for Invisalign, as long as you’re willing to wear your aligners 20-22 hours each day. Since the aligners are comfortable, most people have no problem wearing their aligners for the required amount of time that ensures their effectiveness.
If you’ve been putting off getting braces because you’re dreading the whole experience, Invisalign could be an ideal alternative solution. Find out if you can get a straighter, more beautiful smile by calling the office to schedule an Invisalign consultation, or request an appointment using the convenient online system.