Straighten Your Smile Discreetly and Conveniently with Invisalign®
Invisalign® is a popular and effective alternative to traditional braces. The clear plastic mouthpieces are discreet, and because they are removable, they are far easier to maintain. Dr. Benjamin D. Ahlbrecht can determine if you are an Invisalign® candidate during a consultation at his Indianapolis, IN, office. In general, if you wish to correct misaligned teeth, but do not want an orthodontic treatment that requires metal hardware and keeps you from eating all the foods you love, you are likely an Invisalign® candidate.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a comfortable alternative to traditional orthodontics. Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign® treatment uses a series of customized clear aligners to gently move the teeth. These smooth plastic aligners are virtually invisible. They are also removable, so you can enjoy the foods you love and clean your teeth as normal.
Each aligner in the series is worn for two weeks before moving on to the next. The overall treatment timeline is comparable to that of traditional braces, and Invisalign® is capable of correcting many of the same alignment issues.
What Can Invisalign® Resolve?
Invisalign® is most appropriate for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues. These may include gapped or crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, or crossbite. While Invisalign® can benefit some cases considered severe, some patients may be better suited to traditional braces. You can depend on Dr. Ahlbrecht to only recommend treatment he believes will truly provide long-term benefits.
The Invisalign® Treatment Process
Dr. Ahlbrecht is experienced in both cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, and will determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign® during an initial consultation at our office. He will discuss your goals and assess your degree of malocclusion using advanced diagnostic tools. These tools will allow him to provide you with an animated three-dimensional representation of the transformation your smile will undergo during treatment. This data will be sent to the Invisalign® lab, where technicians will create your custom series of aligners.
Many insurance plans now cover at least a portion of orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®.
Once you have received your aligners, you should wear them for at least 22 hours per day, removing them only during meals. You will return to our office for follow-up appointments every six weeks. At this time, Dr. Ahlbrecht will carefully evaluate your progress.
Financing Your Orthodontic Treatment
Many insurance plans now cover at least a portion of orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®. Our knowledgeable staff is glad to speak to your insurance provider on your behalf to maximize any available coverage for Invisalign®. If you need assistance financing any portion of treatment not covered by insurance, please speak with our staff. We can work with you to develop a payment plan that fits comfortably within your budget.
Contact Our Office Today
If you feel self-conscious about your smile due to crooked or gapped teeth or other misalignment problems, contact our dental office to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Ahlbrecht. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile.
"North Meridian Dental Excellence is great! They've somehow cracked the code on making a trip to the dentist an enjoyable experience. Dr. Ahlbrecht and his team are all great to work with. Everyone is extremely friendly, nice and fun, while maintaining a professional, clean and private environment."Nick E.