Invisalign® – Littleton, CO
A Clearer Way to Straighten Teeth
Want straighter teeth but don’t want to wear metal braces? It is never too late to improve the appearance of crowded, gapped, or otherwise misaligned teeth. If you are unhappy with the alignment of your bite, you can straighten your teeth without metal braces. Invisalign is a clear aligner system that adults and teens alike can choose to gain confident, healthy smiles! Keep reading to learn more about how Invisalign in Littleton works, and whether or not it might be a good solution for your smile.
Why Choose Blue Sage Dental for Invisalign®?
- No-Mess Digital Impressions
- Clear Solutions to Help Straighten Teeth
- State-of-the-Art Facility with Modern Amenities
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to gradually reposition crooked teeth over 1 to 2 years. It’s an alternative to metal braces that many people are eligible candidates for. In fact, over 4 million patients worldwide have used Invisalign to improve the alignment of their teeth.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The Invisalign treatment is made up of a series of customized aligners that fit tightly around the teeth. Each one is designed to place pressure on a different area of the bite throughout treatment. You should wear each set for 1 to 2 weeks, depending on our recommendation. Have them inserted for at least 20 to 22 hours each day to avoid any delays in treatment. We will schedule a checkup approximately every 6 weeks to ensure that everything is proceeding along as expected.
Many people who could benefit from conventional braces are indeed eligible for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. The most complex orthodontic cases usually require treatment with conventional braces. The only way to find out for sure which method is best for your smile is to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Littleton. Invisalign is usually a viable option for patients who are dealing with the following issues:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign®?
- Invisalign is practically invisible when worn.
- You do not have to modify your diet to avoid breaking off a bracket or wire since you remove the aligners before eating.
- Because the trays are removable, there are no barriers when it’s time to brush and floss.
- Fewer visits to the dentist are required throughout treatment compared to conventional braces, which saves you time and sick leave or vacation days.
- Smooth plastic aligners are more comfortable than fixed metal brackets and wires.
- At the end of treatment, you can enjoy straighter teeth and a well-aligned, beautiful smile.
One thing that many people are worried about when choosing Invisalign is pricing. Fortunately, the cost of Invisalign is usually not much higher than traditional braces. The price of your Invisalign clear braces plan will depend in large part on how long your treatment takes, how many sets of aligners you need, and whether or not you need more advanced alignment procedures to correct the position of over, under, or crossbite. In recent years, the majority of dental insurance plans that offer orthodontic coverage have started to provide coverage for Invisalign, and you will likely receive the same benefits whether you choose clear braces or traditional brackets and wires.
Invisalign in Littleton is the best way to straighten your smile without a mouthful of metal wires and brackets! These clear aligners are very different from traditional braces, so it’s natural to have a few questions about them. For your convenience, we’ve gathered some common questions about Invisalign below so you can learn more! For more information, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Does Wearing Invisalign Aligners Hurt?
Traditional braces are notorious for causing painful irritation in the soft tissues with their sharp metal wires and brackets. With Invisalign, you can expect a much more comfortable straightening experience! These clear, removable aligners are made of a single piece of smooth plastic, so they should glide effortlessly past your cheeks, lips, and tongue.
However, it’s normal to experience some discomfort when first starting a new set of aligners. Not to worry—any soreness you feel should be slight and short-lived. You should be able to easily manage your symptoms by applying an ice pack, taking over-the-counter pain relievers, or starting each new set of aligners before bed.
What Foods Do I Need to Avoid During My Invisalign Treatment?
You don’t need to give up any of your favorite foods or drinks during your Invisalign treatment! Simply take out your aligners before enjoying your snack, meal, or beverage. Then, give your teeth a quick brush before popping your aligners back into place. Exposing your aligners to foods or drinks can potentially damage, break, or bend them, which could in turn move your teeth into the wrong positions. Always take them out and store them in their case before eating or drinking, even if it’s just a small snack or a quick sip!
How Are Invisalign Aligners Cleaned?
Cleaning your aligners regularly will keep them from becoming discolored or causing you bad breath. Additionally, it will minimize your risk of developing cavities as you wear your aligners. To keep them clean, simply take them out every morning and night and rinse them off. You can gently brush them with your toothbrush but be careful about using normal toothpaste. Most toothpaste is too abrasive and can scratch your aligners, causing them to look dull. Instead, consider investing in Invisalign cleaning solutions or systems to keep them fresh, clean, and sparkling.
Are Results from an Invisalign Treatment Permanent?
Invisalign can potentially give you a straight, beautiful smile for life! That is, however, as long as you take the right steps to protect your results. Like any orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to wear a retainer once you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment. This step is crucial for holding your teeth in the right positions while your jawbone continues to heal around them. However, since every case is different, how often a retainer needs to be worn varies from patient to patient. Depending on your unique smile, we’ll help you navigate maintaining your results so you can enjoy a straight smile for life!
Invisalign is the perfect choice for patients who want to improve their crooked teeth without sacrificing their appearance, favorite foods, and lifestyle in the meantime. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation and discover if this revolutionary orthodontic treatment is right for you!
Contact Us Today!
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign, including whether or not this treatment may be right for you, we invite you to get in touch with our office. During a consultation, Dr. Kutis will evaluate your dentition and discuss your smile goals with you. If Invisalign is a viable option for your smile, you can look forward to getting started right away! Go ahead and contact your dentist in Littleton today.