Invisalign® Clear Braces – Lakewood, CO
Straighten Your Smile Without Drawing Attention to It
For whatever reason, you didn’t wear braces in high school. Now that you’re an adult, you’re self-conscious of your crooked teeth but you don’t want to deal with the awkward appearance of braces. If only there were a way to straighten your smile without drawing attention to it! Fortunately, there is – with Invisalign. Rather than uncomfortable metal brackets and wires, Invisalign in Lakewood uses clear, comfortable aligner trays to help you attain a beautifully straight smile. To learn more about this revolutionary treatment and whether it’s right for you, contact Lakewood Complete Dentistry today!
Why Choose Lakewood Complete Dentistry for Invisalign?
- Dentist with Advanced Training in Orthodontics
- Treatment Personalized to Meet Your Unique Needs
- Straighten Your Teeth Without Any Metal
How Invisalign Works
The Invisalign process begins with Dr. Vinnie capturing impressions of your teeth, which are then used to create multiple sets of custom-made plastic aligners. Each set exerts a gentle pressure on a small section of your smile until all of your pearly whites have reached their ideal position. You’ll wear each pair for two or three weeks before switching to the next one. Throughout the course of your treatment, you’ll still need to visit us every six weeks or so. However, these appointments should be much shorter than they would be with braces; all we’ll do is evaluate your progress and give you your next few pairs of aligners.
Indications for Invisalign
Only your cosmetic dentist in Lakewood will be able to definitively tell you whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. However, it can often correct the following orthodontic problems:
Teeth that are too close together can be harder to clean, increasing your risk of developing cavities and gum infections. Invisalign gradually spaces your teeth out more evenly, improving both the health and the aesthetics of your smile.
Gaps Between Teeth
Bits of food can get trapped in large gaps between teeth, attracting bacteria that contribute to bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease, and more. Invisalign can close these spaces.
Problems like overbite, underbite, and crossbite (where your top and bottom teeth don’t come together properly) can place pressure on your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This increases your likelihood of jaw clenching and teeth grinding, which can wear down or even fracture your teeth. Invisalign can correct mild bite alignment issues.
Benefits of Invisalign
Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy when you straighten your teeth with Invisalign instead of traditional braces:
- Instead of metal brackets that can irritate your mouth, Invisalign is made with smooth plastic designed to be very comfortable.
- Most patients finish Invisalign treatment in 12-18 months. By contrast, conventional braces often take 24-36 months to fully straighten your teeth.
- Unless someone knows exactly what they’re looking for, they shouldn’t be able to notice the aligners when you’re wearing them.
- Because the aligners are removable, they won’t limit the kinds of foods you can eat.