No, in most cases, patients using Invisalign experience no pain. Occasionally during the first few days after receiving a new tray, you may experience some soreness as your teeth adjust, but this disappears pretty quickly and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication if absolutely necessary. However, Invisalign causes much less discomfort and pain than traditional braces.
Dr. Platt will develop a treatment plan just for you that will use a series of clear plastic trays to correct misaligned teeth, improving the function and appearance of your smile. Invisalign trays are made using computer guided technology, and impressions of your teeth to create invisible braces that will fit comfortably, and give you the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always wanted.
While both Invisalign and traditional braces can be used to transform your smile, fixing issues such as underbites, overbites, and crooked teeth, Invisalign can achieve these results without unsightly, uncomfortable metal brackets and wires. Additionally, Invisalign trays are removable, meaning you can enjoy all your favorite foods and care for your teeth and gums like normal.
In most cases, the answer is yes. While Invisalign was originally designed for adults, the age of patients we have treated ranges from 11-80. If you are dedicated to wearing your aligners at all times other than eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign can be used to give you a healthy, straight smile.
During an initial consultation with Dr. Platt, he will discuss the best course of treatment with you and give you an idea of how long it will take. Typically, treatment takes 6-15 months, depending on how much tooth movement is needed to create optimal alignment for your smile that will help prevent issues with the function of your jaw.
Cost of Invisalign treatment varies by patient, factoring in the number of trays needed, how long treatment is needed, and if any additional procedures might be needed. However, in most cases the cost of Invisalign is similar to that of traditional braces, making them a great alternative. At Lasting Impressions Dental Care, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and we offer a variety of payment options to help bring straighter teeth within reach.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Platt
2465 Research Pkwy #100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Monday: 7AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 3PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 4PM
Thursday: 7AM – 3PM