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.

What Do I Need to Make My Invisalign Treatment Successful?

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Dr. Chapman and his team at Chapman Orthodontics know what what’s needed ensure a successful treatment with Invisalign in the Wayne, IN area. Invisalign clear aligners are convenient, discreet, and removable by the wearer. They must be worn conscientiously, however, to be effective. Commitment, and a few handy tools, will guarantee Invisalign patients of Dr. Chapman a successful treatment outcome. 

Trays

A computer program called “ClinCheck” is used to determine a course of treatment with Invisalign. From this data, the Invisalign aligner trays are custom made for each patient. Invisalign is made of a clear thermoplastic material that is nearly invisible while being worn.  

Cleaning Materials

Most orthodontists like Dr. Chapman say that the best method to keep the Invisalign clear aligners clean is simply to brush them with toothpaste and rinse them in a denture cleaning solution. An Invisalign cleaning kit is available online. Keep your aligners odor-free, hygienic and clear with the Invisalign Aligner Cleaning System. Special cleaning crystals remove plaque from your Invisalign aligners within about 15 minutes. Pantry items like white vinegar can be effective in a pinch. 

Retainers

Teeth aren’t rigidly set in the jawbone. They are fixed in place by a collection of fibers called periodontal ligaments. After orthodontic treatment, the ligaments need to become used to the new placement of the teeth, and it’s possible for the teeth to move back or shift into their previous positions. A retainer, worn at night, will keep teeth in their new position as the ligaments adjust. 

Commitment

Invisalign clear aligners need to be worn to be successful. Brushing and flossing daily, cleaning the trays, and wearing the Invisalign aligners conscientiously are the tools every patient needs to achieve success in their treatment. Commitment to wearing and maintaining the Invisalign aligners is key to a successful treatment outcome. 

With your Invisalign trays, some effective cleaning materials, a retainer, and a good attitude, you can ensure that your treatment with Invisalign will be a success. If you’re looking for an Invisalign provider in the Wayne, IN area, the team at Chapman Orthodontics can help. Dr. Chapman is an expert in orthodontic care using the Invisalign system. To find out if Invisalign can help you, or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact Chapman Orthodontics today!


Dr. Peter Chapman and the team at Chapman Orthodontics are experts in Invislaign. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Brownsburg, IN, Plainfield, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Wayne, IN, Marion County, IN, or the 46214 zip code area, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Peter Chapman contact Chapman Orthodontics at: 317 – 852 – 5566

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

 

How Old Does My Child Have to Be to Start Invisalign in Wayne Township, IN?

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Dr. Peter Chapman and the team at Chapman Orthodontics are the leaders for Invisalign in the Wayne Township, IN area. They can explain to you the ins and outs of the Invisalign process, including the most appropriate ages to start the treatment.

What You Need to Know About Invisalign

Opportunity

Treatment with Invisalign clear aligners is not indicated if a child has not yet lost all of their baby teeth (primary teeth), and full permanent dentition is not yet complete. A child’s full set of adult teeth (permanent teeth) typically is in position by the ages of twelve or thirteen years old. For those ages and up, treatment with Dr. Peter Chapman and Invisalign can be a convenient and effective method of orthodontic treatment. 

Responsibility

Parents and treatment providers must always consider the maturity and ability level of a child when prescribing treatment with Invisalign. Invisalign is removable by the wearer for eating, brushing, flossing, and cleaning the aligner trays. That makes it easy to wear and maintain, but it is also a responsibility for the child to keep track of the tray when it is not being worn. The professionals at Chapman Orthodontics may be able to make replacement aligner trays, but they are expensive and the wait may delay the course of treatment. 

Treatment

Treatment with Invisalign clear aligner trays are virtually invisible to the casual observer. The trays are made of a thermoplastic material and fit snugly over the wearer’s teeth. They exert a gentle pressure to gradually and progressively move the teeth into a more natural position. A child being treated by Dr. Peter Chapman with Invisalign may experience less discomfort than with traditional braces. Kids can be active and social and not feel self-conscious that they are being treated for their orthodontic issues. 

Support

Dr. Peter Chapman and the team at Chapman Orthodontics in Wayne Township, IN are sensitive to the needs and lifestyles of all their active young patients. They understand the commitment required from a child toward their treatment, like that Invisalign clear aligners need to be worn 22 hours each day to be effective. Young patients being treated with Invisalign clear aligners rely on the supportive and compassionate care of Dr. Peter Chapman and the team at Chapman Orthodontics for the best treatment outcomes possible.  

Outcomes

Results vary with each patient; typically treatment with Invisalign clear aligners provides approximately a 43% improvement compared to treatment with traditional braces, which has the potential to show a 90-95% improvement. Invisalign is not indicated in all cases of malocclusions (e.g., crossbites) and other common problems. Depending on the treatment needs and goals of the patient, Invisalign is a manageable and comfortable method of orthodontic treatment for children. 

A child’s life is complicated and can get more so with orthodontic treatment. Dr. Peter Chapman and everyone at Chapman Orthodontics know that treatment may be a necessity for a child, but it’s also an opportunity for them to learn responsibility and self-confidence while correcting their smiles. Invisalign may be the right treatment for your child. For more information about Invisalign clear aligners, or to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Peter Chapman, contact Chapman Orthodontics in Wayne Township, IN: 317 – 852 – 5566


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 Wayne Township, IN, Brownsburg, IN, Plainfield, IN, Indianapolis, IN, in the Marion County or 46122 zip code area, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Peter Chapman contact Chapman Orthodontics at: 317 – 852 – 5566

 

Take Your Smile to the Next Level This Summer with Chapman Orthodontics

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We all know that as summer comes around, we start making goals of how we want to prepare ourselves for the excitement of the season. This year, instead of making goals to get in shape or start eating right (which, by the way, are both great goals, but tend to only last about two weeks for most of us who love a good slice of chocolate cake), make a goal that will last you a lifetime. The goal of a beautiful Invisalign enhanced smile! Chapman Orthodontics of Brownsburg, Plainfield, and Indianapolis area, IN can make that dream a reality for Summer 2017!

Invisalign Treatment from Chapman Orthodontics

Along with traditional metal braces, Chapman Orthodontics offers the technologically advanced, amazing service of Invisalign, which has some amazing benefits such as:

  • AppearanceOften, patients are worried about their looks and are afraid to hurt their confidence by starting treatment. Not anymore! Invisalign is barely noticeable and will keep you looking your best.
  • ComfortThis system allows you to straighten your smile using a series of aligner trays. Since the aligners are made of smooth, clear plastic, these aligners are extremely comfortable.
  • Removable: Invisalign is removable, making eating and brushing simple and enjoyable, and allowing you to continue with the hygienic routine and diet you are accustomed to.

Invisalign is the perfect way to prepare to be smiling all summer long, and Chapman Orthodontics is excited to offer it to patients in the Indianapolis, IN area.

So, now that Summer 2017 is well on its way, make sure your new smile follows close behind. Visit our offices in Brownsburg, Plainfield, and Indianapolis, IN, or Contact our team at Chapman Orthodontics to schedule your initial consultation.


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, or the 46214 zip code area, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Peter Chapman contact Chapman Orthodontics at: 317 – 852 – 5566

 

How To Make Your Invisalign Treatment Quick and Easy 

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Invisalign patients of Dr. Peter Chapman and the team at Chapman Orthodontics in the Speedway, IN area enjoy a more comfortable and convenient orthodontic treatment. 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. 

Take Care of Your Invisalign Treatment

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 patients:

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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 that 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.
  • 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.

Invisalign is designed to be comfortable and convenient, and by following some easy instructions, patients can ensure their successful treatment outcome. If you have any questions about the Invisalign clear aligner system or would like to schedule an initial consultation, contact Chapman Orthodontics in the Speedway, IN area 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 Speedway, IN, Brownsburg, IN, Plainfield, IN, Indianapolis, IN, or the 46224 zip code area, would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Peter Chapman contact Chapman Orthodontics at: 317 – 852 – 5566