At our Colorado Springs practice, Dr. Jeffery C. Platt uses Invisalign to help improve patients’ smiles quickly and conveniently. With Invisalign, we can correct gaps, spacing issues, crooked teeth, and a number of other orthodontic flaws in months without the hassle, discomfort, and appearance of traditional metal braces. If you are interested in perfecting your smile with Invisalign in Colorado Springs, read on to learn about how we determine Invisalign candidates. Then contact us to schedule a free consultation and evaluation to see whether Invisalign is the right solution for you.
Generally speaking, a good candidate for Invisalign is someone who:
Invisalign is a great way to perfect smiles that are marred by minor to moderate orthodontic imperfections, including:
At our Colorado Springs practice, we use Invisalign most commonly to correct spacing issues and crowding. While we have used Invisalign for patients with bite problems, such as overbite, underbite, or crossbite, these conditions often require more intensive treatment and may be better suited for traditional metal braces.
The majority of the Invisalign patients at our Colorado Springs practice are adults who desire minor to moderate orthodontic adjustment but don’t want traditional braces because they are inconvenient and unattractive. However, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen, is also appropriate for patients over the age of twelve whose second molars have already come in. Many patients in their teenage years feel self-conscious about their appearance as it is, and wearing metal braces only makes them feel more insecure. With Invisalign, our patients of all ages can smile with confidence.
Patients who already have restorative dentistry modifications such as crowns and bridges may still be strong candidates for Invisalign with Dr. Platt in Colorado Springs. It is very uncommon for dental crowns to interfere with the treatment process, though sometimes a piece of dental hardware known as an attachment may be used to ensure optimal results. While in some cases dental bridges can interfere with the controlled force approach that Invisalign is based on, some patients who have bridges achieve stunning results with Invisalign. As with any cosmetic dentistry or orthodontics treatment, Invisalign candidacy needs to be established on a case-by-case basis.
Are you interested in straightening your smile with Invisalign at our Colorado Springs practice? If so, the first step you need to take is to schedule a free and informative Invisalign consultation with Dr. Jeffery C. Platt. During your consultation, Dr. Platt will conduct an initial screening and discuss your orthodontic issues and goals to help determine whether you are a good candidate for orthodontics with Invisalign. Contact our office today to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign and your Invisalign options at our practice in Colorado Springs.
Most patients who need orthodontic correction are candidates for Invisalign. However, patients who suffer from especially severe issues may need to get braces. Frequent smokers may also have trouble with Invisalign, since smoke can stain the aligners and removing them every time you smoke isn’t practical.
Finally, patients with cavities or gum disease will need to get those issues treated before starting the Invisalign process. During your consultation, Dr. Platt will thoroughly examine your teeth to determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you.
Dr. Platt recommends Invisalign for treating the following issues:
While Invisalign is a great option for adults and teenagers, we don’t offer the treatment for children. To take advantage of Invisalign, you need to wait for all of your permanent teeth to come in, which typically doesn’t happen until age 12. In addition, following the instructions of how often to wear the aligners and when to remove them is difficult for younger patients.
In many cases, yes! We’ve seen lots of patients who are unhappy with their braces and want to switch to Invisalign. In a situation like this, Dr. Platt will evaluate your bite and check on the progress of your braces treatment.
Based on where you’re at in the treatment process, as well as your specific needs, he’ll determine if you’re a candidate to switch to Invisalign. If you decide to move forward with Invisalign treatment, keep in mind that you’ll need to get your braces removed first.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Platt
2465 Research Pkwy #100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Monday: 7AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 3PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 4PM
Thursday: 7AM – 3PM