Nobody’s teeth are perfect, but having crooked teeth or gaps in your smile can affect your self-confidence. If your teeth keep you from smiling, Invisalign can help.
Although traditional metal braces can straighten your teeth, they can also affect your appearance during treatment due to their clunky appearance. Metal braces can get in the way of your life because you have to limit your diet and require special tooth care items.
With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about which foods you can eat. As long as you remove your aligners before eating, you can indulge in whatever you want. Invisalign aligners are also practically invisible, so nobody will even notice you’re wearing them.
The Invisalign process is simple and quickly becomes a part of your life. At Lasting Impressions Dental Care, we offer different types of Invisalign treatment depending on your situation.
The regular form of Invisalign consists of around 12 months of treatment, depending on your needs, with new trays every two weeks. As long as you wear your aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day, your treatment will stay on track.
Invisalign for teenagers is similar to the regular form of Invisalign but is specifically designed for teens, who are still growing and changing. Eruption tabs on the aligners take into account the second molars that will grow in, so they will be in the correct position.
The aligners also feature a blue dot wear indicator, so you can see how often the aligner is being worn. The blue dot should fade with more wear.
Teens will also be given six extra replacement aligners in case one of the aligners is misplaced or damaged, at no extra cost.
The Express system is a good treatment for people who have had braces before but have had some rebound or for those who don’t need much movement in their mouths.
Treatment consists of a maximum of 10 trays in the system for a minimum of 20 weeks, not including retainer treatment.
Recently, new brands of clear aligners have begun to advertise at-home treatments. They say that your teeth can be straightened without ever having to set foot in a dental office. With claims like that, it’s easy to see why these brands have become popular.
But moving teeth around in your mouth is still a medical procedure, and a lot can go wrong without being noticed during treatment.
One of the main issues resulting from a lack of professional oversight is no longer having a proper bite. In this case, your teeth may look nice when you smile but you won’t be able to chew food properly. This type of issue would be caught before it became a problem at a dental visit.
It may be tempting to order teeth-straightening kits without a dentist, but they can have disastrous effects on your teeth that cost you more time and money to fix. Going through a dentist for aligner treatment ensures your teeth will be straighter and stronger.
Your teeth are being moved, so the process will likely hurt a little. If you experience severe pain, call our office at 719-355-7420 because there may be an issue with your aligners or teeth.
Many insurance companies include Invisalign in their coverage. Our office works in-network with several insurance companies and offers a variety of payment options for your convenience.
Caring for your Invisalign trays ensures you don’t have to replace them during treatment. Brushing your teeth and your trays daily, as well as flossing your teeth, keeps them clean.
If you’re currently in the middle of treatment with traditional braces, it may be possible for you to switch to Invisalign. Contact our office at 719-355-7420 to find out if we can help you with Invisalign.
Yes, you may remove your Invisalign aligners whenever you need to. Just keep in mind that wearing your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day is important to keep your treatment on track.
Because your aligners are removable, you can eat anything you want to. Clean your teeth before putting your aligners back in to ensure your aligners don’t become broken or stained.
You can drink alcohol as long as you remove your aligners and clean your teeth before putting the tray back in your mouth. If you don’t, your aligners could become sticky.
Yes, if you remove your aligners you can drink coffee. Brush your teeth before putting your aligners in to make sure your aligners don’t become stained.
Getting braces doesn’t have to mean suffering through noticeable metal brackets on your teeth. With Invisalign, you can continue living your life without the limits that come with traditional braces.
To schedule your free consultation with Dr. Platt, call our office at 719-355-7420. You can also fill out our online contact form on the right side of the page.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Platt
2465 Research Pkwy #100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Monday: 7AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 3PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 4PM
Thursday: 7AM – 3PM