Invisalign & Braces
If you’re interested in straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile, Dr. Green has years of experience with Invisalign in Parker, Franktown, and Elizabeth. If you’re interested in correcting crooked, crowded, rotated or gapped teeth, the team at Green Dental Care is here to help! Schedule a consultation to see if Invisalign is the right option for you.
Understanding The Basics Of Invisalign
The Invisalign system is an orthodontic alternative to traditional, metal braces. Instead of wires, brackets and rubber bands, Invisalign uses specialized, thin clear plastic aligners that look similar to a retainer. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them especially popular for teenagers, young professionals, and older adults who do not want to deal with the stigma of unsightly braces.
Am I A Candidate For Invisalign?
Invisalign can typically be used to correct most minor-to-moderate orthodontic issues. However, it may not be right for you if you have significant bite problems, very large gaps between your teeth, severely rotated teeth, or other major orthodontic issues. During a consultation, Dr. Green will assess your smile and discuss whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign, and help you explore your options.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
After you’ve been approved as a candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Green will take images, scans and x-rays of your mouth. Then, Dr. Green will work with the Invisalign team to develop a treatment plan, custom-tailored to your mouth.
It usually takes about four weeks for your first set of aligners to be manufactured and arrive at our office. You’ll wear each aligner for 20-22 hours per day, and swap aligners every 2 weeks. About every 6 weeks, you’ll come in for an appointment with Dr. Green to ensure that your treatment is on track, and you’ll receive your next 2-3 sets of aligners.
Treatment usually takes about 20-24 sets of aligners, so the total treatment time is usually under a year, though this varies from patient to patient.
The Benefits Of Invisalign
Invisalign has a number of benefits compared to traditional metal braces:
Invisalign is removable, so there are no food or dietary restrictions, and you can remove your aligners to do things like play musical instruments or sports
Unlike braces, you don’t need regular adjustments, so you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s chair
Invisalign is completely invisible and doesn’t affect speech, so nobody needs to know about your orthodontic treatment
Your aligners exert more gentle, even pressure on your teeth compared to braces, leading to less discomfort and tenderness during your treatment
Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Christopher Green Now!
If you’re interested in learning more, and you’re ready to get started with Invisalign, get in touch with Dr. Green at Green Dental Care today! After an oral exam, he can discuss your orthodontic options with you, and whether or not you’re a good candidate for this treatment. Give us a call at 720-845-5252 to get started, or come visit us at 19551 Hess Road, Suite 100, Parker, Colorado 80134.