Dr. Chapman Teaches the Best Way to Clean Invisalign

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Treatment with Invisalign clear aligners by Dr. Chapman and the team at Chapman Orthodontics delivers straight teeth and healthy smiles to patients in Plainfield IN. Invisalign has become a more popular alternative to traditional metal braces. Because they are made of a clear thermoplastic, the Invisalign trays are nearly invisible. They can be stained, however, and must be cleaned conscientiously to continue to be discreet and effective for the wearer. Well-maintained aligner trays promote cleaner teeth and help retard bad breath odors.

Keep it Clean

  • Keep your aligners odor-free, hygienic, and clear with the Invisalign Aligner Cleaning System (www.invisalignstore.com). Special cleaning crystals remove plaque from your Invisalign aligners in about 15 minutes.
  • A regular toothbrush and toothpaste are acceptable and affordable alternatives to clean Invisalign trays. It’s best to use a regular toothpaste; many whitening toothpastes are too abrasive and can dull or scratch the clear plastic tray. Keep your teeth clean too by brushing and flossing while cleaning your aligners.
  • Denture cleaning solutions are another way to keep the Invisalign clear aligner trays clean. Many come in tablet form that dissolve in water, forming a bubbly solution that will clear your aligners of any plaque and leave them smelling fresh and clean.
  • Ultrasonic cleaner appliances are available at retail stores that can help keep the Invisalign trays clear of any debris, and they work gently and effectively. Most cost less than $50.
  • White vinegar is a time-honored cleaning solution and can be effective in cleaning and deodorizing the Invisalign trays.
  • Hydrogen peroxide mixed with a little water is good in a pinch. This will kill any bacteria and keep the trays clear.

Treatment results are dependent on conscientious oral health care practices, like keeping the Invisalign clear aligner trays clean. Dr. Chapman and the team at Chapman Orthodontics help their patients in Plainfield IN keep their treatment with Invisalign clear aligners clean and convenient. If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, call: (317) 839-6533.


Dr. Chapman and the team at Chapman Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Brownsburg IN, Plainfield IN, Indianapolis IN, Pittsboro IN, or Speedway IN or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Peter Chapman, contact Chapman Orthodontics at: (317) 852 – 6533.

How To Make Your Invisalign Treatment Quick and Easy

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Invisalign patients of Dr. Peter Chapman enjoy a more comfortable and convenient orthodontic treatment with Invisalign in Marion County, IN. The Invisalign system of plastic aligners are effective at providing the wearer with a straighter smile while being much less noticeable in the mouth. Invisalign offers benefits that traditional braces can’t offer; they are removable by the wearer. This is a critical reason why many Chapman Orthodontics patients have chosen Invisalign for themselves.

How Do I Ensure Success with Invisalign?

Although Invisalign is one of the most advanced orthodontic treatments available today, patients are reminded that their teeth and the aligners need regular attention during treatment. To get the best results from treatment with Invisalign, Dr. Peter Chapman recommends to his patients:

  1. Keep Invisalign in a safe place: Invisalign aligners are compact and clear, and some patients find them easy to misplace. Always keep the Invisalign clear aligner trays in a case or safely tucked in a plastic bag within your pocket, purse, or bag. Do not wrap them in a napkin when taking them out to eat. Many patients end up accidentally tossing the napkin out in the trash! If you have pets at home, make sure too that your aligners are always high up and out of reach of probing paws. The plastic material may be appealing to them as a chew toy.

  2. Remove Invisalign to eat and drink: One of the great benefits of Invisalign is that they are removable. Dr. Peter Chapman says to take advantage of this! Always take your Invisalign trays out when you’re eating or drinking. Leaving them in may lead to staining of the trays or other damage, such as distortion of shape due to hot food or drinks. Plus, removing them makes eating much easier.

  3. Clean your Invisalign properly and thoroughly: To keep your Invisalign working well for your smile and for your oral health, be sure that you are always cleaning them correctly and completely. Invisalign trays should be cleaned at least twice a day, preferably after meals. Dr. Peter Chapman recommends his patients use a small toothbrush to softly brush the insides of the aligners with just a tiny drop of toothpaste. Some patients use denture cleaner as a soak for their Invisalign aligners. (Simply fill a cup with warm water, put the tablet in, and let the aligners soak.) Chapman Orthodontics says both methods will keep your Invisalign looking clean, feeling fresh, and working effectively.

  4. Wear Invisalign as directed: The most important aspect of treatment with Invisalign clear aligners is to use the system properly. Always follow the exact instructions from Chapman Orthodontics. Likely, this means never leaving the Invisalign trays out of your mouth for extended periods of time, and always being aware of updating the set of trays when the 2-3 week time period has elapsed. Patients should remember that the longer the Invisalign clear aligner trays are out of a patient’s mouth, they are not working to correct their orthodontic issue. This will extend the treatment time for the wearer.

Get Started!

Invisalign is designed to be comfortable and convenient, and by following Chapman Orthodontics easy instructions, patients can ensure their successful treatment outcome. If you have any questions about the Invisalign clear aligner system and how to care for it, schedule a consultation with Chapman Orthodontics today!


Dr. Peter Chapman and the team at Chapman Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Brownsburg, IN, Plainfield, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Pittsboro, IN, Avon, IN, Mooresville, IN, Danville, IN, Wayne Township, IN, Speedway, IN, Marion County, IN, or the 46214 zip code area, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Peter Chapman contact Chapman Orthodontics at: 317 – 852 – 5566

Braces vs Invisalign; Which Is the Real Winner?

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Of all of the treatment plan options Dr. Peter Chapman of Chapman Orthodontics, most patients choose treatment with either traditional metal braces or Invisalign in the Pittsboro, IN area

When considering a plan for orthodontic treatment, it can be difficult to decide which plan is best for you or your child’s needs. So many factors need to be considered (price, length of treatment, comfort and convenience, visibility). It can be difficult to divine which pros outweigh which cons.

No matter which treatment plan you choose, braces or Invisalign, they both address similar issues and offer similar treatment outcomes. Invisalign provides patients with an invisible, comfortable, and convenient orthodontic appliance; braces provide patients with a reliable and proven solution that is designed to treat even the most difficult cases. 

Dr. Peter Chapman offers both types of treatments and is here to explain the upsides and downsides of each orthodontic treatment approach.

Some differences between braces and Invisalign:

Braces

Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and less noticeable in the mouth. Braces are constructed of a bracket, bonding, or band and an archwire that controls the movement and realignment of your bite, teeth, and jaw. Braces provide the quick treatment outcomes that some patients are looking for. Younger patients tolerate metal braces especially well. Metal braces:

  • Can handle all types of orthodontic cases.
  • Require extra care and handling when brushing and cleaning teeth.
  • Come with some common-sense food restrictions.

Invisalign

Invisalign aligners give the patient a more flexible approach toward treatment and is recommended more for adults and teens. Invisalign clear aligners give patients easy-to-care-for usability, form-fitting comfort, and the flexibility needed to function confidently throughout their day while wearing an orthodontic appliance. Orthodontic treatments with Invisalign with Dr. Peter Chapman allow patients to eat almost any type of food (because they are removable by the patient);  brush and floss their teeth normally (i.e., without the hassles involved with brushing and flossing while wearing a fixed appliance), and ultimately take on their day-to-day activities without the worry of being pegged as a braces wearer. 

  • Aligners are clear (virtually invisible).
  • Aligners are removable (so you can floss, brush, and eat as usual).
  • Aligners are made of a plastic (which won’t irritate the soft tissue inside your mouth).

Invisalign is an essentially invisible fix that let patients conduct their day without their orthodontic appliance affecting the appearance of the teeth and mouth. Invisalign clear plastic aligner trays are easy to keep clean and ensure healthy dental development for the wearer. Invisalign aligners do require the patient to wear the appliance as long as 22 hours a day.

Get informed

Dr. Peter Chapman and Chapman Orthodontics near Pittsboro, IN can help you make the most appropriate decision for your orthodontic treatment. Whether you are considering traditional braces or treatment with Invisalign, don’t hesitate to contact Chapman Orthodontics today!


Dr. Peter Chapman and the team at Chapman Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Brownsburg, IN, Plainfield, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Pittsboro, IN, Hendricks County, IN, or the 46167 zip code area, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Peter Chapman contact Chapman Orthodontics at: 317 – 852 – 5566