Have you ever had your teeth straightened using metal braces? Perhaps things went well for a number of years, and now your teeth are out of alignment once more. It happens. Or maybe you know people who have experienced metal braces, and they have told you that metal braces are ugly and uncomfortable. This can be the case. There is an alternative, though, if you need to have your teeth re-aligned or if you are a newcomer to orthodontic procedures. Invisalign clear braces from your Colorado Springs dentist can work to correct many of the same issues that metal braces are used for.
The Invisalign Difference
Invisalign clear braces differ from metal braces in several ways. First of all, as you can tell from the name, they are practically invisible.
Another benefit is that they are not cemented in your mouth – you can actually remove your Invisalign clear braces when you want to eat or clean your teeth. Of course you have to keep in mind that they are still in place to straighten your teeth, so you should not leave them out for long periods – two hours a day is the absolute maximum.
With Invisalign, you will not experience discomfort. This is because you do not have to visit your dentist for tightening. Instead, you will simply change your aligners on a regular basis, and the correction will be gentle. You will still have to see your dentist from time to time to make sure that the treatment is proceeding as it should, but you will spend a lot less time in the dentist chair.
Contact Our Dentist in Colorado Springs
If your teeth are misaligned, or you have a bad bite, you might be a candidate for Invisalign clear braces. Contact us at HollowBrook Family Dentistry to learn more about this alternative to metal braces. You can reach us at 719-663-0049 to arrange a consultation.