If you’d like to straighten your smile without spending a year or more in traditional metal braces, Invisalign® offers a great solution. This is one of many cosmetic treatments available from Brooke Watson, DDS, and Braeden Alverson, DDS, of Palmer Park Dentistry in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Book your consultation online today, or call the office to speak with a team member regarding appointment availability.
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces. This innovative system uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to slowly reposition your teeth into optimal alignment.
Many people choose Invisalign and other aligner systems like ClearCorrect® because they want a straighter smile without metal brackets and wires. Once in place, clear aligners are virtually invisible. This means you can straighten your smile without a metallic grin.
Invisalign also enables you to easily maintain your dental hygiene routines. Metal brackets and wires provide a multitude of places for food particles, bacteria, and plaque to thrive. With Invisalign, you simply perform your normal dental hygiene routines.
The process begins with a comprehensive dental exam and advanced digital imaging. A customized treatment plan is designed to meet your specific alignment needs.
A lab prepares your customized aligner trays. Each tray places gentle pressure on your teeth to slowly improve alignment. The process is similar to how treatment wires place gentle force to move teeth during traditional orthodontic treatment.
It’s important to understand that Invisalign and ClearCorrect are only effective if you adhere to treatment guidelines. Your aligners can’t help when you are not wearing them, and failure to comply will lengthen your treatment timeline.
When you first begin treatment, it can take some time to get used to the way your aligner trays feel. However, it only takes a week or so before wearing your aligners will feel like another part of your daily routine.
You’ll wear your aligner trays around the clock, removing them only to brush or floss your teeth and while eating or drinking. Your trays will fit snugly for the first few days until your teeth begin to shift. Then the trays will feel more comfortable until it’s time to switch to a new set of trays in about two weeks.
You’ll come into the office periodically for a treatment check-up. This allows your dentist to assess your treatment progress and make adjustments as needed.
When you’re ready to learn more, call Palmer Park Dentistry to book a visit. Online scheduling is also available, making it easy to find a time that fits your schedule.