Invisalign Teeth Straightening

One of the things that sets us apart here at Inspire Orthodontics is our commitment to keeping up with the latest in cutting-edge orthodontic technology. We want to create the best and most convenient experience possible for all those who visit their adult and children’s orthodontist in Littleton, CO, which is why we’re always going above and beyond to bring you great new technologies and treatments. One of these revolutionary treatments that we’d like to talk about is Invisalign, the alternative to braces.

What Is Invisalign?

Instead of using metal wires and brackets to straighten a patient’s teeth, Invisalign uses clear aligners that are made of an almost-invisible polyurethane plastic. While traditional braces are bonded or cemented to the teeth, Invisalign clear aligners are completely removable, meaning that you can take them out whenever you need to. While metal braces still provide the optimal choice for treating the more complex orthodontic problems, our Littleton, CO Invisalign technology is constantly improving and is capable of treating many problems that would once have been too complicated for this treatment.

Our Littleton, CO Invisalign Process

While Invisalign moves teeth in the same way that traditional braces do (by applying carefully controlled force to teeth to gradually shift them into a better position), they obviously don’t work the same way. The Invisalign process follows these steps:

  • First, when you come to visit your adult and children’s orthodontist in Littleton, CO, we’ll have to make sure that you’re a candidate for this great treatment. Unfortunately, not all patients are suitable for Invisalign. Also, Invisalign isn’t recommended for children, though we do have an alternative for teenagers – Invisalign Teen.

  • If you’re a candidate, your orthodontist will use digital imaging software to capture digital images and impressions of your teeth in a completely comfortable manner.

  • Invisalign will then translate this acquired information into a series of customized aligners.

  • You’ll wear the first set of aligners for two weeks, making sure to keep them in for at least about 22 hours a day. You’ll be able to take them out for eating, cleaning your teeth, or special occasions.

  • When the two-week period is over, you’ll start wearing the next set of aligners in the designated order.

  • You’ll keep changing aligners every two weeks and when you’ve gone through each one of them, you’ll have achieved your beautiful, new smile as provided to you by your adult and children’s orthodontist in Littleton, CO.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Patients have loved the experience they’ve had with Invisalign because of the many different benefits that it offers. Here is just a sample of some of the great advantages you’ll get by choosing Invisalign:

  • A Discreet Look – If you’re tentative about undergoing orthodontic treatment because you’re worried about what braces might do to your appearance, then Invisalign is absolutely the choice for you. The aligners are practically invisible, meaning that no one else will even realize that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment!

  • Improved Oral Hygiene – Because the aligners are removable, it’ll be much easier to clean your teeth. With braces, most patients struggle to clean food particles out of all the nooks and crannies that their orthodontics contain. However, with Invisalign, you don’t need to worry about that; cleaning your teeth remains just as simple as ever.

  • More Dietary Options – Another benefit of the aligners being removable is that you’ll be able to continue eating whatever you like. Traditional braces don’t provide you with that luxury as many different foods can potentially damage or even break the braces.

  • Increased Comfort – Our Littleton, CO Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth polyurethane plastic that’ll make for a much more comfortable treatment, especially when compared to the metal wires and brackets of braces.

  • Teeth-Grinding Protection – If you tend to grind your teeth (especially at night), the aligners will give your teeth some protection and keep them from suffering from excessive wear.

Caring for Your Teeth with Invisalign

While cleaning your teeth is just as simple as ever, you’ll want to do it after every meal or snack so that food or plaque don’t get trapped in the aligners. This can promote both tooth decay and gum disease. Also, you’ll need to clean your aligners regularly, which you can do by brushing and rinsing them with lukewarm water. Make sure that the water isn’t hot as higher temperatures can potentially warp the plastic.

Finally, while wearing your clear aligners is vastly different from wearing braces, the post-orthodontic treatment remains the same. You’ll still need to wear retainers afterward to ensure that your teeth don’t revert back to their previous positions and that you maintain your beautiful, new smile!

Visit Your Littleton, CO Invisalign Providers Today!

If you’re interested in our Invisalign treatment or if you have a teenager who’s interested in Invisalign Teen in Highlands Ranch or Littleton, CO, please feel free to get in touch with us. You can schedule an appointment with us by filling out our appointment request form or by giving us a call at (303) 754-0040. We’re looking forward to seeing you and putting you on the path to a straighter and healthier smile!

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