Straight, healthy smiles aren’t just great looking they also feel and function better and are less likely to be damaged or wear down unevenly. A properly aligned smile reduces risk for oral health issues like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Unfortunately, many patients avoid straightening their smiles because they believe the only option is to use traditional bracket and wire braces. At Springs Dental Care, we offer an alternative solution using Invisalign clear alignment tray orthodontics. If you want to learn more about how to straighten teeth with Invisalign or other cosmetic dentistry solutions, call our team to schedule your consultation in our Colorado Springs dental office today.
Traditional braces use brackets and wires to place pressure on specific teeth, gradually shifting the smile into its ideal alignment. Invisalign uses a series of clear alignment trays to perform the same function. Patients will receive a set of aligners molded to represent their smile a step closer to the desired end result. Then, they wear the aligners for two weeks, reaching the desired new position and exchange the current set for the next in the series.
Every patient will need a unique number of aligners to create their desired results, which impacts the overall treatment time. Most cases are completed over the course of eight to eighteen months, leaving patients’ smiles perfectly aligned. In fact, the majority of cases are completed in a year or less. Additionally, you’ll only need to visit our team for short checkups every six to eight weeks, so you save time throughout treatment as well.
Any patient who wants to straighten their smile without the hassle of traditional brackets and wires may be good candidates for treatment. Some patients who find Invisalign orthodontics to be their best option include:
You will need to wear a retainer no matter what orthodontic treatment you use. Retainers hold your teeth in their new alignment while the supportive bone and soft tissues reattach anchoring your smile in place. Luckily, we can now offer clear retainers that look just like your Invisalign trays, so you can complete your orthodontic treatment clearly.
If you decide that Invisalign is right for you, you’ll experience many benefits, including the following: