Invisalign Greenwood, IN

Invisalign® An Overview

Dr. Stevens is an Indianapolis Invisalign provider, offering this revolutionary crooked teeth treatment option for patients needing mild to moderate orthodontia. Invisalign is for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without traditional metal braces.

This innovative system uses clear, removable aligners to gently reposition the teeth without causing damage to tooth enamel, gum tissue, or TMJ. Visit our dentist in Greenwood, Indiana today.

Invisalign is the best leading clear aligner system because it’s easy, affordable, and corrects a wide range of dental concerns including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gaps in teeth

Invisalign allows patients to maintain their daily oral hygiene routine, reducing the risk of an increase in tooth decay and tooth discoloration that is often associated with metal braces. The removable aligners make it possible to brush and floss thoroughly and eat a diet without restrictions.

Invisalign is best for patients seeking a discreet option for realigning crooked teeth. Patients are able to feel confident that their teeth are being realigned without the stigma or discomfort of metal braces.

Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?

Crooked teeth aren’t just an aesthetic issue. That’s just the start. Having crooked teeth impacts your oral health. Crooked teeth are often cramped and overlap each other. This makes them a lot harder to clean. You can’t get floss in between the teeth and your toothbrush can’t reach areas where they overlap. Plaque and tartar build up in these areas, causing tooth decay and gum disease.

When your teeth come together to bite down, pressure distributes across your smile. In an even, balanced smile, the pressure is equal on each of your teeth. Crooked teeth make your bite uneven. Certain teeth take on more pressure than others. They wear down faster and are more prone to chips, cracks, or breaks, leading to the need for restorative dental care.

An uneven bite also contributes to TMJ disorders. When your bite doesn’t come together in the right way, it puts stress on your jaw joint. The disc that allows the jaw to track smoothly gets worn down. This causes pain and tension throughout the jaw and head. Your jaw may pop and click and you may lose proper function. Straightening your teeth and evening your bite can assist with this.

“We are relatively new to the area and have only been to Dr. Stevens a few times. I am so happy with the service we receive when we go in there. I had to bring my five year old… Shannon
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“Something to smile about!” Robert
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“I am a new patient to Beautiful Smiles. All the staff were very friendly and informative. Dr. Stevens and his staff were very thorough and explained everything they saw and provided education. The atmosphere is calm and inviting for… Lukas
“Great as always!” Christopher

Invisalign® What to Expect

The first step is a consultation with Dr. Stevens in our Greenwood dental office. Once he’s determined that Invisalign is right for you, Dr. Stevens will create a customized treatment plan. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send them to the Invisalign laboratory to have a series of custom, clear aligners made for your teeth. Most patients will receive several sets of trays. You wear each pair for about two weeks to gradually reposition the teeth. The length of treatment depends on your condition as well as your goals. Generally speaking, treatment takes 6 to 9 months, but some patients may achieve the results they want in as few as 3 or 4 months. Special retainers and follow-up visits with Dr. Stevens will help ensure you maintain your straighter smile.

Schedule an Invisalign Consultation

If you are looking for family dentistry that offers Invisalign® near Indianapolis and Greenwood, Indiana, contact Beautiful Smiles to schedule an appointment. Dr. Stevens will discuss your dental health, cosmetic goals, and budget concerns to determine if Invisalign clear aligners are the best option for you.

Invisalign® FAQs

How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?
The cost of Invisalign clear aligners depends on the individual treatment. Factors that determine pricing include the number of setups and aligners needed to achieve the desired straightening results. When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is typically less expensive.
Are clear aligners covered by insurance?
Clear aligners are typically not covered by insurance. Beautiful Smiles in Greenwood will help you with any billing and paperwork to maximize your dental insurance benefits. We also offer third-party financing and payment plans for patients concerned about the cost of Invisalign treatment. Calculate Your Treatment: You may be surprised to find out how affordable Invisalign can be. Dr. Stevens can help you find the monthly payment that fits your budget. Calculate your cost at:
What happens after Invisalign?
When your Invisalign treatment is complete, we will require you to wear a retainer for a period of time. Wearing a retainer is a necessary part of treatment. It will prevent teeth from shifting back into their crooked position! This is very important because shifting teeth can undo all the work that your treatment accomplished.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of each case and the number of aligners needed. On average, treatment can range from several months to about a year. During the initial consultation, we will provide a more accurate estimate based on your specific needs.
How often do I need to wear my Invisalign alignners?
For optimal results, it is recommended to wear the Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. They should only be removed for eating, drinking (except for water), brushing, and flossing. In order for treatment to work properly and to schedule it is important to wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours every day.