Invisalign for Brighter Smiles in Colorado Springs, CO
The primary concern people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the traditional orthodontics metalwork on their smile. Both for teens and adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal brackets and wires for long periods can be very discouraging. Invisalign offers a virtually invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.
Invisalign uses a series of custom-made aligning trays. These trays are changed every few weeks to fit the new tooth configuration. Not only do the trays reduced visual impact, but the trays can be temporarily removed for cleaning and important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled.
After treatment is complete, a significant number of people report complete satisfaction with both the treatment and their beautiful straight teeth.
What kind of bite problems can Invisalign correct?
Invisalign in Colorado Springs, Colorado, corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces. But, Invisalign trays are almost invisible and can be removable. Read below for some issues that are commonly fixed:
Overbite occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ disorder may occur.
An underbite is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover, the upper teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ disorder can occur.
What are the advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces and veneers?
All three options are different ways to perfect the alignment of the teeth. But there are many other considerations to make when deciding which treatment will be best for you. Each of these options works excellent in specific situations and should be discussed with Dr. Terry.
Invisalign differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable, making brushing and flossing much more effortless. More discipline and commitment are required from the patient, but usually, it isn't a problem since the trays are comfortable to wear. Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment. Click here.
Invisalign is preferable to veneers because, unlike veneers, it straightens the teeth. Veneers are wafer-thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes
to the front of the teeth. The teeth must be etched beforehand, so the veneers adhere correctly. An alternative covering must be made in advance before removing old dental veneers. Veneers are pretty expensive, fragile, and often last for less than 20 years. To learn more read here.
What does Invisalign treatment involve?
Dr. Terry first needs to devise an initial treatment plan before creating the special aligning trays. Then, 3D digital images are taken of the entire jaw. These images allow the dentist to move teeth on the screen and view the jaw from different angles. In essence, this technology foresees how Invisalign trays will change facial aesthetics in years to come.
Once planning is complete with Dr. Terry, a unique set of aligners is made. Treatment times vary on each individual case, but the total number of aligners required is usually between 20-29 sets per arch.
What are some considerations when wearing Invisalign trays?
Life with Invisalign aligning trays may take a few weeks to get used to. The trays should be worn constantly, except for eating and drinking. It is crucial to remove the trays when consuming food or drink as food can get trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.
It is also good to note that there will be a bit of soreness for the first few days after each new tray. This light ache is good news as it proves that your teeth are moving into the desired positions and the trays are doing their job.
New trays, on average, are necessary every two weeks. There is no doubt that Invisalign aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics. Invisalign is renowned for being both comfortable and practical.
If you're uncomfortable with your crooked teeth and would like to determine if Invisalign is for you, please contact our office, Smiles For Colorado Orthodontics, in Colorado Springs, CO. We look forward to meeting you.
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