The Invisalign® Process
How you feel about your smile is a crucial part of your identity. That’s why effective orthodontic treatment often has a significant impact on a patient’s self-esteem. There are also important health benefits to having your smile realigned by a professional orthodontist. It reduces incidents of tooth decay, prevents bone erosion, improves speech and nutrition, and corrects jaw and pain disorders.
The Invisalign® Difference
Traditionally, metal braces have been the primary available treatment option for people who are looking to straighten their smile. Although metal braces are much more comfortable and easier to maintain than they used to be, they’re still a serious inconvenience for many patients.
Millions of patients have now discovered the advantages of straightening their smile with clear, removable trays from Invisalign®. In comparison to Invisalign®, metal braces require more frequent office visits and they’re much more noticeable. Metal braces are also difficult to clean around and they limit what you can eat. You don’t have this issue with Invisalign® because you simply remove your tray before eating and put it back in when you’re finished. Another advantage is that the course of treatment is faster with Invisalign®.
How Invisalign® Works
The Invisalign® process begins with your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Platt. We’ll perform a dental examination to determine if Invisalign® is the right treatment for you. Invisalign® is an effective treatment for both teens and adults.
As soon as you’re ready to start, we’ll use 3D technology to create a precise impression of your smile. We send this information to Invisalign® so their technicians can fabricate your custom-made aligners. Dr. Platt reviews this process to make sure the aligners are just right for your smile. It usually takes about four weeks for the first set of aligners to arrive at our office.
From this point onward, you gradually change out the aligners until you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming about. You wear each set of trays for two weeks. Your teeth will only move about one-tenth of a millimeter while you’re wearing a particular tray. That way, your smile gradually comes into perfect alignment.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® trays are practically invisible.
Contact Dr. Platt for Your Free Invisalign® Consultation
The Invisalign® process takes place under the careful orthodontic supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Platt. Call us at 719-355-7420 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Platt. Or you can just fill out the form on this page and we’ll get right back to you. Your new smile is waiting.