At Aspen Smile Dentistry, we proudly offer Invisalign aligners. Invisalign might be something to consider when looking for the proper treatment for your teeth to bring a stunning smile to your face.
Invisalign is a treatment similar to traditional braces to straighten and improve the teeth. However, Invisalign does not stand out the way traditional braces do. In most cases, others do not notice Invisalign braces even when you’re smiling and speaking.
For adults, in particular, Invisalign is an excellent option if you want to straighten your teeth in a short time and improve your confidence. It is discrete and consists of a transparent retainer that you can remove when eating or brushing your teeth.
If you’re looking for discrete dental options, this type of treatment is very much suited to your lifestyle. Invisalign is not disruptive in that you’ll probably forget you’re wearing them. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to match your teeth and blend in with your smile. They provide maximum comfort that you wouldn’t otherwise enjoy with traditional metal braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Treatments can vary by patient, but in general, your Invisalign process will include:
The first thing to do when planning for Invisalign treatment is to visit Dr. Ian Lowell and the Aspen Smile Dentistry staff. Let them know about your goals for your teeth and smile. Discuss the problems you have with your teeth and how you hope to solve them. Whether pulling a wonky tooth down or closing a gap between your teeth, Invisalign can accomplish many cosmetic and functional dentistry objectives.
The dentist and staff will create impressions of your teeth. You’ll bite down into an adhesive material, and the dentist will remove the molds once they are ready.
- Aligner Creation
Your bite impression will now be sent to the experts at Invisalign, and this is where the magic happens. Your bite impression will be integrated into a 3D imaging system. Your notes from the dentist will be integrated into the design process, creating the perfect shaping pathway. Then between 12 and 48 retainers will be made for your mouth to shape your teeth gradually.
- Trying Them On
Once your aligners are ready, you’ll return to the dentist and try on the first in your set of retainers. Don’t worry. You won’t have to bring all 12-48 retainers home with you at once – your dentist will keep these and give them to you in small intervals so that you don’t get confused! You’ll be sent away with your first few retainers to try, and you can go back periodically to get new ones.
- The Treatment
You’ll wear each set of aligners for two weeks at a time. After this, move on to the next one and wear it for two more weeks. You’ll repeat this process with each aligner set. Each set will gently guide your teeth in the right direction, a little bit at a time. It is important to note that you should only remove your retainer when you eat or drink and brush your teeth. You need to wear them overnight to ensure the shaping process continues even in sleep.
- The Final Result
After an average of 12-18 months, you’ll be back at the dentist once more to check your final progress. If you are happy with the results at this time, you’ll be given a retainer to wear for six months to ensure your teeth stay in their new place.
Contact Us Today to Get Started on Invisalign
Invisalign braces are almost entirely invisible and ideal for those who have avoided braces due to their size or look. They are fast, effective, and will fit seamlessly into your lifestyle.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign in Aspen, CO, call our office today to schedule a consultation.