Invisalign® in Marion, IN
Marion, Indiana is a friendly place—just think of all the smiles you see day-to-day at work, school, the supermarket and the mall. At Bruner Dental we know that you want to return a smile that is attractive and well aligned. Traditional braces, however, are not for everyone—especially adults who have careers to consider. That’s why we offer Invisalign, a clearly superior orthodontic treatment system that straightens teeth discretely.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a sequential series of clear mouth trays made of BPA-free plastic to move your teeth into proper alignment. The trays fit snuggly over your teeth and are barely noticeable. Patients report feeling more confident wearing Invisalign, and they appreciate the fact that Invisalign requires fewer visits to our office during treatment than standard orthodontics.
In addition to being discrete, Invisalign clear braces are also removable. This means that you can have all the foods you normally enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. With metal braces, there are necessary restrictions because some foods such as raw carrots, nuts and corn on the cob can break or dislodge brackets and wires. Not with Invisalign. Simply remove the trays and eat whatever you like.
Similarly, you’ll be able to maintain oral hygiene with your regular brushing and flossing routine. This is a distinct advantage that helps you avoid cavities or gum disease during orthodontic treatment.
Receiving Invisalign in Marion
Once you and your dentist at Bruner Dental determine that Invisalign is right for you, we’ll work closely with the Invisalign lab to create aligners designed specifically for your orthodontic needs. We begin with a series of x-rays and photographs of your teeth as well as measurements of your mouth. With information gathered from these, a treatment plan is developed. This plan acts as the roadmap that guides the gradual realignment of your teeth.
Once Invisalign fabricates your customized braces, they are shipped to our Marion dental practice. We’ll dispense them to you in sets. All you have to do is wear each pair of Invisalign aligners for two weeks and then move on to the next pair in the set. In order to complete your orthodontic treatment on time—usually within 12 to 24 months—you’ll need to wear your clear braces for at least 22 hours every day. That should leave plenty of time for meals and oral hygiene.
After eating, be sure to brush your teeth, so food and bacteria do not stay trapped underneath your Invisalign aligners. You’ll also want to clean your aligners daily with the special solution we provide so they stay clear and smooth.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, or to schedule a consultation, contact Bruner Dental today. Our Marion, IN practice welcomes patients from Wabash, Fairmount, and beyond.