A Nearly-Invisible Braces Solution
Invisalign® aligners are a great choice for patients who are searching for a more discreet orthodontic treatment for straightening their smile.
What is Invisalign®?
Rather than using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, the Invisalign® system uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten teeth.
How Long is the Treatment for Invisalign®?
Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes to the alignment of the teeth. As you switch sets of aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will gradually and gently move to their proper positions. You will also visit our office on a regular basis during treatment so we can be certain that your smile is progressing as planned.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® works by slowly straightening your teeth into their ideal positions.
During your initial visit, we’ll take impressions and 3D images of your teeth. Then, we’ll use Invisalign’s technology to map out each aligner you’ll be wearing and determine the estimated length of your treatment time.
Once we have the data we need from you, we’ll send it to the lab to get your aligners made.
You’ll need to wear your aligners for about 20-22 hours each day, meaning you only take them out to eat or brush your teeth. If you don’t wear them for the recommended length of time, it could take longer to straighten your teeth and we might need to adjust the aligners.
Is Invisalign Cheaper Than Braces®?
Invisalign® aligners are usually a bit more expensive than metal braces, which are the most budget-friendly option. The cost will vary depending on a few factors, such as the severity of treatment needed and insurance coverage.
Is Invisalign Right for You®?
In general, Invisalign® aligners can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with braces, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped and spaced teeth
- Certain problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, underbite, or crossbite
During your initial visit, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign® treatment. This treatment is often a good choice for adult patients and others who are interested in a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment.
In addition to being discreet, Invisalign® aligners are very comfortable because they are custom-made from smooth, thin plastic. The aligners are removable as well, which allows you to easily remove them as needed to eat, brush and floss.
Invisalign® in Parker & Castle Rock, CO
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