For a long time, braces have been used to improve smiles. While they straighten you out, they're very noticeable. Now, you may have the option of trying invisible aligners, which are nearly unnoticeable. For the best Invisalign® in Aurora, CO, you're in the right place!
How Do Invisible Aligners Work?
Once approved for this treatment, the process starts with your dentist taking photographs of your teeth and face. Next, we'll conduct a digital scan of your chompers, and finally, we will take x-rays.
Doing these will allows us to create aligners that are suited for your unique smile. No two mouths are the same, and every path to perfection varies slightly. After we've compiled the information we need, we'll use 3D imaging technology to create your series of aligners.
Unlike braces, clear aligners will be removed and replaced every week or two. Each aligner has slots for your teeth that are slightly straighter than yours. This causes pressure, which over 1-2 weeks will make minor adjustments to your pearly whites.
Frequently Asked Questions
We've compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions our staff answers. If you have more that aren't listed here, let us know, and we'll get back to you soon!
Do Clear Aligners Hurt?
While they don't hurt going in, coming out or wearing them, they can make your teeth sore. However, you should expect mild discomfort with any orthodontic treatment. Shifting the position of teeth is a slow and sore process, but it's worth it. Lastly, some people report that they feel uncomfortable; however, the same is said for braces.
Can I Use Aligners if I've Worn Braces?
Of course, if your teeth shifted slightly after your braces came off, invisible aligners may be the perfect solution. These are especially suited for correcting minor fixes, which would be the case for you here.
What Conditions Can Aligners Treat?
Several conditions are treatable with transparent straighteners. Since they are an evolution of braces, many of the same conditions can be treated. Here is a lift of cases that we have corrected with their usage:
- Closes gaps
- Open bites
Are Transparent Aligners Effective?
Over ten million people in the United States have benefitted from their use, and 10% of those were teens. With a high success rate, more and more people may opt for these over traditional braces. Despite the misrepresentation in total users, teens may benefit from aligners the most.
Braces are aesthetically unappealing, no matter what shape or color they are. Even though they could mount on the rears of teeth, most cases don't allow for it. Invisible straighteners can help our youth remain confident in their looks and smiles.
Looking for the Best Invisalign in Aurora, CO?
Our staff members are trained professionals eager to give you your smile back. No longer do you need to be conscientious of your crooked teeth, nor feel your confidence wan behind metal braces. With clear straighteners, you'll be back to flashing your charm everywhere you go! Be sure to contact us to set an appointment.
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To schedule an appointment with our Denver dentist, feel free to call us today at (303) 622-5060.