Invisalign® is a modern alternative to straighten your teeth without wires or metal. Invisalign® involves a series of custom trays designed specifically for you and the plan your dentist or orthodontist creates to move your teeth. The trays are made from a smooth plastic that covers your teeth and gradually moves them into place.
Unlike braces, there are no brackets to tighten. Instead, you use different trays as your teeth move into position. Typically trays are changed every two weeks. Invisalign® is a popular choice for straightening because it involves minimal disturbance to your daily routine or appearance. The trays are difficult to see and most people will have no idea you are wearing them.
BENEFITS OF A STRAIGHT SMILE
Straightening your teeth can boost your confidence and make you feel amazing! But the advantages of a straighter smile go beyond cosmetic benefits. Correcting your misaligned teeth may help you avoid serious oral health issues. Misaligned teeth can lead to problems, such as:
- Gum disease
- Excess tooth wear
- Jaw pain
At Fit to Smile Dental – Highlands Ranch, we are a preferred provider of Invisalign, and have been using Invisalign as a treatment for over 12 years at our Englewood and Highlands Ranch practice. Our doctors are dedicated to providing each Invisalign patient with the best possible service. That is why they average over 100 hours of continuing education per year – eight times the national requirement – to ensure that our patients get the most up-to-date treatment and dental care possible.
WHY CHOOSE INVISALIGN?
With Invisalign, you can maintain your same active, social lifestyle without worrying about your orthodontic devices. The many advantages of Invisalign include:
- Clear aligners won’t draw attention to your orthodontic treatment
- Removable aligners allow you to participate in sports without worry that you will damage your device or injure your mouth
- Your oral health is easy to maintain, with removable aligners that allow for normal brushing and flossing
- No dietary restrictions are needed, because you will remove the aligners to eat and drink
- Comfortable aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth
- Aligners will not cause mouth abrasions like conventional metal and wire braces
HOW LONG DOES INVISALIGN TREATMENT TAKE AT FIT TO SMILE?
Our doctors use a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear. Wearing the aligners as prescribed will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based upon the exact movements we plan out for you. The amount of time it takes really depends upon the amount of movement needed. If there is not much crowding and yours is diagnosed as an express case, it can take as little as 20 weeks or less. If more movement is needed, it can be 21 weeks to two years.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED TO VISIT US FOR INVISALIGN TREATMENT?
The first visit is to deliver the trays, which will take approximately 30 minutes. After that, patients will come in every 4-6 weeks to check on progress and pick up their next set of trays.
AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL BRACES
For a clear and convenient alternative to braces, turn to our dentists to learn more about the option of Invisalign. This is a realignment procedure that corrects your smile in a far less intrusive manner than traditional braces. Start the transformation process with Invisalign, so you can smile confidently. To begin, contact our Highlands Ranch office at (303) 683-2300 to schedule an initial consultation.
Why choose Invisalign to correct your smile?
- Invisalign can be bemoved unlike conventional braces
- Invisalign is clear so you hardly know it’s there
- Convenient alternative
- Beautiful results you’ll want to show off
- Easy cleaning
- No restrictions on what you can eat