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
- 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.