If you have crooked teeth, gaps between your teeth, or a misaligned bite, conventional braces correct your smile and improve your oral health. Unfortunately, many adults hesitate to wear traditional metal braces because of the inconveniences that come with them.
The Advantages of Invisible Aligners
Align Technology first popularized invisible plastic aligners as Invisalign. Instead of brackets and wires, clear plastic aligners — molded to fit your jaw perfectly — gently guide your teeth into their ideal position. Some of the most significant advantages of Invisalign® include:
- Convenience – The aligners can be removed whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss.
- Aesthetics – Invisalign® aligners are designed to be virtually unnoticeable while you’re wearing them, which is a great benefit for adults and teenagers who don’t want their appearance to be affected by braces.
- Simplified dental hygiene – Brackets and wires are infamous for trapping food and being difficult to clean. With aligners, your dental hygiene process is the same as usual!
- Comfort – Metal braces can poke and prod the soft tissues inside your mouth, causing irritation. In contrast, Invisalign®’s aligners are made with a smooth, comfortable plastic that is designed with your comfort in mind.
Your aligners are created using a digital model of your teeth. When you first put on an aligner, it may feel tight because of the pressure it places on your teeth to help them move. Over the next couple of weeks, your teeth shift to fit the aligner. Once this occurs, you obtain a new aligner and continue the process.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
If you need to straighten your teeth but want to avoid metal braces, schedule a consultation today to discuss Invisalign® with our Littleton dentists. We can help you determine whether or not this dental technology is right for you. (Minor crowding in your teeth, a slight underbite or overbite, and smaller gaps can all easily be repaired, but more serious or extreme cases may require other orthodontic treatment methods.) After examining your bite, we will discuss all of your teeth straightening options in detail.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth with invisible aligners, please contact Colorado Dental Arts today to schedule a personal consultation with our experienced Littleton Invisalign® dentists. We serve patients throughout the Southwest Denver area.