Invisalign®

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Invisalign

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. Whether it’s kids and teens, or 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.

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 x-rays 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 one week 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.

Benefits of Invisalign

It is pretty much a given that teeth that are misaligned are not pleasing, and that they are difficult to clean. It is also essentially a given that misaligned teeth should be corrected using braces. And, to take it a step further, braces look awful.

So, what can be done? The usual treatment for correcting misaligned teeth is braces, but that does not always mean the need for metal braces. Often, the alternative can be Invisalign clear braces. They have several advantages.

First, Invisalign braces look better. Why? Because they are clear. Unless someone is standing very close to you, they will not even know that you are wearing braces.

Second, Invisalign clear braces are much more comfortable than metal braces. This is because they are not cemented in place – they are removable, so you can take them off to eat or clean your teeth.

With Invisalign you do not have to worry about uncomfortable tightening – you get all your aligners at the beginning of your treatment, and then you simply change them on a schedule that you and your dentist agree upon.

Metal braces can never be removed. With Invisalign, however, if you feel the need to take the braces off from time to time, you can. Of course, it is recommended that you leave them on as much as possible, but unlike metal braces, if you do get to the point where you say, “I just can’t take this any longer,” you simply take the braces out.

You will also never have to worry about wires coming off and cutting into your mouth with Invisalign, because there are no wires.

The best part about Invisalign®? It can be 50% faster than traditional braces and only requires a quick scan of your mouth. No impressions are needed to create your trays.

Invisalign generally has a lot of advantages over metal braces. It is considerably more comfortable, and less likely to cause decay under the braces since you take them off for eating and cleaning.

Contact HollowBrook Family Dentistry for Invisalign

To learn more about the advantages of Invisalign clear braces, contact HollowBrook Family Dentistry at 719-633-0049 in Colorado Springs.