Invisalign technology is a great alternative to braces for those seeking to hide their braces while achieving a beautiful smile. It begins with a series of custom-made, clear, plastic aligners that are created for your teeth. These aligners look much like a mouth guard or night guard - typically not as bulky though. You will need to wear the aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours a day. They may be removed for periods of time to eat or clean your teeth.You will continue to use new trays until your teeth are aligned.
Depending on your orthodontic need, Invisalign cannot treat all orthodontic cases. If bite or jaw correction is needed, traditional braces may be the recommend treatment option. Invisalign is known as a cosmetic corrective procedure, which means that Invisalign is limited to correcting and aligning your visible teeth. Sometimes it is necessary to correct the alignment of a tooth's root structure or overall bite structure which will require traditional braces which can correct more functions of orthodontics. To know which orthodontic treatment is right for you, Dr. Garlock will meet with you and discuss with you the pros and cons of each procedure, and what you can expect as an outcome.
The number of appointments required is significantly less than with traditional braces. Also, the length of an appointment is significantly less.Your oral hygiene routine will not be affected by the brackets and wires that reduce the ability to reach the nooks and crannies of your mouth. Invisalign aligners may be removed so brushing and flossing will remain normal. With traditional braces, you'll need to spend extra time after each meal picking foods out of your brackets!
Sometimes it is very important for teens and young adults to hide the fact they wear braces. Invisalign is a fast, comfortable and invisible alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign is astonishingly well hidden that you'd have to mention to your friends that you're wearing braces for them to notice.
For active teen and young adults, Invisalign is smooth and comfortable, enabling you to continue to play football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, or whatever sport you’re into, without having to worry about getting your lips or cheeks cut on the wires of traditional braces.
Traditional braces have restrictions on dietary consumption. Some foods will break or destroy traditional braces, and therefore food restrictions come into play. Since Invisalign trays may be removed, you can eat foods without restrictions. After eating, your trays and teeth can then be easily cleaned.
For more information, feel free to visit the Invisalign Website at www.invisalign.com. We are located in Firestone, CO. Ask Dr. Garlock about Invisalign during your free consultation or visit the Invisalign website to get more information.
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Firestone, CO 80504