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Are You Ready for a Perfectly Aligned Smile with Invisalign®?
Whether it’s time to start thinking about braces for your kids or you’ve been taking a closer look at the alignment of your own teeth, HollowBrook Family Dentistry has options for you. For kids and teens whose mouths are still developing, we will usually recommend traditional braces. For professional adults who have mild to moderate alignment issues, we will likely suggest Invisalign® trays.
What are Traditional Braces?
Traditional metal braces have been used for generations to adjust and pull teeth into perfect alignment, especially for younger patients. We are experts in orthodontics, and we offer both metal braces and newer ceramic braces, which are less noticeable but just as effective in straightening teeth.
Invisalign® Clear Braces Trays
A lot of adults with uneven teeth will avoid the orthodontist because they don’t want to come away with a mouth full of metal. You learned a lot in your teen years and you probably had a lot of fun along the way. You might even wish to revisit them sometimes, but you definitely don’t want to go back to the embarrassment and awkwardness of braces. Well, thanks to Invisalign®, you can achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of without traditional braces.
The Invisalign® system works based on a series of progressive trays. With the help of impressions of your teeth, we will have custom trays made for you that will slowly adjust and pull your teeth into proper alignment. The first tray is in almost exactly the same position as your teeth before you begin treatment. Each tray after that will be a little bit closer to your end goal.
For your Invisalign® trays to work properly, you’ll need to wear them throughout the day and night, only taking them out when you brush and floss or when you eat or drink beverages other than water. Once you’ve finished eating and drinking, you’ll want to brush your teeth and put your trays back in place as soon as you can. If possible, you should avoid having your trays out for more than two hours each day.
Each set of trays will generally be worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next set. Treatment usually lasts between six and twelve months, but this will vary depending on your teeth and your goals for your smile. After treatment, we will recommend that you wear a retainer at night to maintain your gorgeous new smile.
Are you curious about straightening your teeth with Invisalign® trays? Could you or your kids benefit from alignment with metal or ceramic braces? At HollowBrook Family Dentistry, we are one of the most popular Invisalign® providers in Colorado Springs, and we are highly experienced with traditional orthodontics, as well.
Schedule Your Invisalign® Clear Braces Appointment Today
If you have any questions about these or any of our other services or procedures, please feel free to call our dentist office in Colorado Springs at 719-633-0049 or fill out our online contact form at your convenience. Our friendly, expert team members will be delighted to help you in any way they can.
If you are interested, check out our blog on the top five reasons to choose Invisalign.