Invisalign®

Tenth Street Dental

Kevin J. Welch, DDS

Dentist located in Indianapolis, IN

Is a mouthful of metal actually a better option over crooked, misaligned teeth? What if you could avoid both? General and cosmetic dentist Kevin J. Welch, DDS, offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments at Tenth Street Dental in Indianapolis, Indiana. If you want a beautiful smile without the hassle of braces, call Tenth Street Dental or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign® Q & A

What does Invisalign do?

You have an innovative new alternative to braces: Invisalign. Your teeth will be progressively aligned over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.

The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the best results. While you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, the Invisalign aligners should remain in your mouth.

Is Invisalign really better than braces?

Due to its comfort and ease of use, Invisalign is an increasingly popular treatment for misaligned teeth, especially among young adults. Not convinced quite yet? Here are the benefits of Invisalign over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:

  • Invisibility, because people want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, because when you need to floss, brush your teeth, or eat, you can just take out the aligners
  • Timing, because consistent Invisalign treatments work up to 50% quicker than other orthodontic techniques

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign can effectively fix mild to moderate dental misalignments, such as:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

Dr. Welch may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Tenth Street Dental for a consultation.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

First, your teeth need to be examined by Dr. Welch to see if Invisalign is the ideal choice for you. He may take a physical impression of your teeth or use a digital scanning device to create 3D images. Using these, Dr. Welch will develop a precise treatment plan.

Then Dr. Welch customizes clear, plastic aligners that fit your teeth. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. As your teeth begin to shift, new aligners may be made. This process continues until your smile is just right.

If you want to straighten your teeth without unsightly, painful braces, talk to Dr. Welch about Invisalign by calling Tenth Street Dental or booking an appointment online today.