Many adults and teens in the United States would love to have straight teeth but hate the thought of braces. That’s not surprising. Metal braces, while they’re excellent for moving teeth, typically take 2 years or more to complete treatment. That’s a long and potentially embarrassing time to wear a mouthful of metal. Fortunately, Invisalign® clear dental aligners from Dr. Kory Wallin at Silver Leaf Dentistry in Longmont, CO can straighten teeth comfortably, faster, and without the embarrassment of metal braces.
The Invisalign® Difference
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign clear dental aligners are made from a smooth plastic that won’t irritate or cut the inside of the mouth. The completely customized aligners fit snugly over the teeth and exert gently pressure to move your teeth into the desired positions. Invisalign is also very hard for other people to notice when you’re wearing your aligners, so you can smile with confidence.
For best results, you’ll wear your clear aligners for at least 22 hours a day. You can easily remove them to eat, to care for your teeth, and for special occasions. By the way, there are no food restrictions with Invisalign as there often are with metal braces. Eat all the foods you love!
You should sleep with your aligners in place, and you can do so with confidence. Invisalign will not come loose unexpectedly, even while you’re sleeping.
About every two weeks – Dr. Wallin will provide your schedule – you switch to the next aligner in your series to continue aligning your teeth. Unlike the pain that some braces-wearers experience when the wires are tightened, Invisalign wearers describe putting on a new aligner as mild discomfort, if that. Most people find that the switch brings only a mild pressure.
Invisalign treatment is faster than braces in almost all cases. The average length of treatment is 12 months which compares very favorably to the 24 or even 36 months that braces typically take.
Is Invisalign Right For You?
Invisalign is approved to treat a wide variety of orthodontic conditions:
- Overbite, underbite, and crossbite
- Open bite where the teeth don’t meet
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Crowded or gapped teeth
The list of treatable conditions is growing as more and more people embrace comfortable orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. However, there’s no way to know for certain whether Invisalign is the right choice for you without a thorough examination by Dr. Kory Wallin at Silver Leaf Dentistry in Longmont, CO.
At your no-charge consultation with Dr. Wallin, he’ll discuss your smile goals in depth with you. If Invisalign is the right choice to straighten your teeth, he’ll take measurements that will guide the dental laboratory in creating your completely customized aligner series.
You’ll have periodic appointments with Dr. Wallin to check your progress. At the end of 12 months – sooner in some cases, later in others – you’ll have the straight teeth you’ve always wanted!
Get started by scheduling a complimentary Invisalign consultation. Call Silver Leaf Dentistry in Longmont, CO at 720-504-2539 today.