A number of our adult patients could benefit from orthodontic treatment, but most strongly wish to avoid wearing visible metal braces. We are pleased to offer a wonderful alternative -- Invisalign in Parker, CO. This system of clear aligners gradually repositions the teeth over the course of one to two years, and it is practically invisible when worn. Keep reading to learn more about Invisalign, including how it works, its benefits, and whether or not it is a good choice for your smile.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are created specifically for your teeth. These aligners are designed to fit your dentition at each stage of the treatment. They are also removable, so you can easily slip them out before you eat, drink, or brush and floss your teeth for maximum convenience.
You will begin the treatment as soon as you receive your series of aligners. Wear each set for 20 to 22 hours each day, and advance to the next in the series after one to two weeks (depending on our recommendation). Complying closely with these instructions will ensure that you make it through the treatment on time, without any delays or added expense.
Many different orthodontic problems can be corrected by Invisalign, some of which include:
With crowded teeth, you will experience difficulty brushing, flossing, and keeping your teeth clean in general. This increases your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign can shift your teeth in a way that brings them into proper alignment and creates necessary space.
Having uneven spaces between your teeth is more than just a cosmetic problem. Bits of food can get trapped in these gaps. If you don’t clean them out by flossing, they can attract bacteria that increases your risk of cavities and infections. Fortunately, Invisalign can even out the spaces between your teeth.
Did you know that your bite alignment can have a significant impact on your teeth? Not only can a misaligned bite put additional, unnecessary pressure on your jaw joint, but it can wear down your teeth’s enamel, potentially leading to cracks or breaks in the future. Also, overbites, underbites, and crossbites can cause you to clench or grind your teeth, causing headaches or jaw pain. Luckily, Invisalign can address these situations and guide your teeth into their optimal position for a healthy bite.
Invisalign offers a wealth of benefits for adults and older teens. Some of the most considerable advantages include:
No two sets of teeth are created equal, and as such, neither are any two costs of Invisalign treatment. The final cost of your treatment could be influenced be several different factors, such as your age, the degree to which your teeth are misaligned, and your dedication to diligently wearing your aligners. Of course, the best way to discover how much you’ll pay for your new smile is to schedule a consultation with us!
As your trusted cosmetic dentist in Parker, Dr. Rodney L. Allen is happy to offer clear Invisalign aligners as a treatment for crooked teeth. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our dental office to learn more about this fantastic option! We invite you to request an appointment today.
Are you ready to invest in a healthy, straight smile with Invisalign? That’s great! Dr. Allen can create the customized treatment plan you need. Don’t worry, it’s normal to have a few concerns before you’re ready to commit to the process. Dr. Allen will explain what you can expect to help ease any apprehensions. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions Dr. Allen is asked to help you feel confident in the decision you’re making for your smile.
There isn’t any way to determine how many aligners you’ll need without first having your consultation. Dr. Allen will evaluate your orthodontic concerns and discuss your desired results to create a customized plan. Generally, you can expect to need more aligners if your orthodontic issues are complex while a patient who only needs to make minor adjustments will require fewer. Dr. Allen will explain how many aligners you’ll need after mapping the movement of your teeth, and he’ll discuss how long you can expect your treatment to last if you follow your plan.
Many patients say Invisalign is more comfortable than metal braces because there aren’t any brackets or wires irritating the inside of the lips or cheeks. The aligners are smooth and custom-fit to minimize any discomfort.
In addition, there aren’t any brackets or wires pulling your teeth into position. Instead, your teeth are gradually moved from the constant pressure of the clear aligners. This might cause some pain when beginning your treatment or switching to a new aligner in the series; however, it will dissipate within a couple of days. You can manage it using an over-the-counter pain reliever.
Many teens are choosing Invisalign over traditional braces because the treatment is virtually undetectable. The clear aligners can correct a variety of bite and alignment issues, but your teen will still require a thorough consultation to ensure Invisalign is the right treatment for their individual needs.
Clear aligners don’t cause dietary restrictions because they aren’t affixed to your teeth. It’s best to take your aligners out when having anything except water to prevent damaging them. Be sure to keep your aligners in their storage case when they aren’t in your mouth and rinse them before wearing them again.
Nowadays, more and more dental insurance companies offer coverage for Invisalign. Although every policy differs, most plans that include orthodontia can be used to reduce your out-of-pocket cost. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the necessary claim forms. We’ll explain how your benefits are being used to pay for your coverage and if you owe any out-of-pocket expense.
If you owe a remaining balance, our office accepts a variety of payment options. Besides traditional methods, we also accept third-party financing to help you achieve a healthy, straight smile without draining your wallet.