Nobody likes a crooked or gapped smile. In reality, the majority of people with crooked or gapped teeth are extremely self-conscious about their appearance, and live their lives not smiling. Colorado Springs Invisalign provider, Dr. Jeffery C. Platt has the ability to change that using one of the most revolutionary orthodontic treatments ever created, the Invisalign system.
Invisalign consists of a series of virtually invisible clear aligners that you replace every two weeks. Each aligner is custom-made and is designed to progressively shift your teeth into proper alignment. Because each aligner is specially made for your bite and smile, you can rest assured that Invisalign will be creating a smile that truly fits you.
We will first start by examining your mouth, including your teeth, jaws, jaw joints, and muscles. We view them as a complete, functional system and decide whether Invisalign is the correct treatment for your individual needs. The doctor will then take precise impressions of your teeth that are submitted to the Invisalign labs. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Align Technology will create your custom aligners based on the doctor’s instructions. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks, shifting your teeth gradually millimeter by millimeter every week until the very best results have been achieved. The typical turnaround on a full Invisalign treatment is usually about 12 months. However, each case is different and may require more or less time.
Invisalign Express consists of a maximum of 10 trays in the system, which is a minimum of 20 weeks of treatment, not including retainer treatment. This is for cases that require little movement, mild crowding, and mild to no rotation. It is a great system for rebound cases of people who had braces before.
Unlike traditional metal braces that everyone can see, Invisalign is almost completely invisible and undetectable. Invisalign will not hold you back because you can completely remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You will also enjoy the comfort of not feeling irritation to your gums and cheeks because, unlike tradition metal braces, Invisalign has smooth edges.
If you are investigating Invisalign, you likely already know about the many benefits of Invisalign as compared to braces. But did you know that Invisalign offers a number of oral health benefits, as well? Read on to learn more about the health benefits of straightening your smile with Invisalign at our Colorado Springs office, then contact Dr. Jeffery C. Platt, DDS to schedule a free Invisalign consultation where you can learn whether you are a candidate for Invisalign.
When teeth are crooked, they form nooks that are difficult to clean and invite bacteria that can cause cavities and tooth loss. In addition to helping prevent decay and cavities, straightening the teeth can also alleviate a number of dental issues caused by misaligned teeth, such as jaw stress, trauma to jawbone and jaw joints, chipping, grinding, and abnormal or uneven wear on the teeth.
When teeth are crooked or misaligned, the fit between the gums and the teeth can be loose, creating a gap where food particles may become lodged and invite gum disease or tooth decay. Overcrowding can also cause gums to become swollen and red and invite gum disease.
With Invisalign, our Colorado Springs patients can remove their aligners for thorough brushing and flossing, which is not always possible with braces. Furthermore, braces are notorious for trapping food. Invisalign aligners are removed before eating, eliminating this dental hygiene problem.
With Invisalign, patients are able to keep their teeth cleaner than many braces wearers can, reducing the oral bacteria that can cause cavities, mouth sores, bad breath, and tooth loss.
A number of studies have confirmed what dentists and orthodontists have known for decades: oral health has a strong correlation to overall health. In a study conducted by the American Dental Association, researchers found that oral infections can contribute to much more serious conditions, including heart disease, pneumonia, diabetes, and stroke. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable so that patients can thoroughly brush and floss, reducing the likelihood of cavities and oral infections that can lead to serious health conditions.
Straightening the teeth with Invisalign can also alleviate a number of additional conditions that are caused by crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, such as headaches, jaw tension, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and eating and speaking difficulties.
Dr. Jeffery C. Platt and our team believe that a healthy smile is a beautiful smile, which is why we encourage our patients to straighten their teeth with Invisalign at our Colorado Springs office. If you are interested in enhancing your smile both physically and aesthetically, contact us to schedule a free Invisalign consultation with Dr. Jeffery C. Platt. During your consultation, Dr. Platt will explain in detail the many benefits of straightening your teeth with Invisalign, and he will also discuss your treatment needs and goals to find out whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign.
If you are ready to transform your appearance and live your life smiling, call your Colorado Springs Invisalign provider Dr. Jeffery C. Platt today.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Platt
2465 Research Pkwy #100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Monday: 7AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 3PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 4PM
Thursday: 7AM – 3PM