Do you want to straighten your smile without spending years with a mouth full of metal brackets and wires? Are you too busy to make numerous, lengthy trips to the orthodontist? Clear braces may be the right option for you. However, cosmetic dentist Rodney L. Allen, DDS and his Parker, CO dental team offer a cosmetically superior alternative that just might be a perfect fit – the Invisalign orthodontic system. Invisalign is an alignment tray orthodontic system that gently moves teeth to their ideal position in about a year using clear, plastic aligners instead of noticeable metal brackets and wires. If you’d like to find out more about Invisalign, call to schedule an orthodontic consultation today. Our Parker, CO office welcomes patients from surrounding communities as well.
Traditional braces shift teeth into alignment by using wires to place pressure on brackets affixed to the front of the teeth. Over the course of treatment, patients need to visit an orthodontist every few weeks to have the pressure adjusted. Alignment tray orthodontics also puts pressure on teeth to shift them. However, instead of all the pressure being placed on one part of the tooth where the bracket is attached, the aligners snap into place over the entire tooth, so the pressure is spread out. Each aligner represents what your smile will look like one step closer to the desired result. All you have to do to move your teeth into this new position is wear your aligners for about two weeks. Then, you’ll switch to the next set of aligners. Typically, you’ll see your desired results after about year of treatment.