Patients unhappy with the alignment of their smile may have avoided having a conversation about fixing the teeth. They may be turned off by the idea of realigning the smile with metal brackets and wires covering the teeth for many months, sometimes years. However, patients of the Arvada, CA area who are interested in realigning their smiles may want to ask the team at Arvada Dental Center about another way to achieve results without traditional braces. With the help of Drs. Gregory Bennett and Andrew Timmerman, patients can now realign the smile with clear aligner trays. This revolutionary option is known as Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign near you is an orthodontic alternative that eliminates the need for metal brackets and wires. Instead, the treatment realigns the smile with the use of clear aligner trays. Patients wear trays which provide gentle pressure to reposition the teeth and help patients achieve a beautiful smile. Invisalign trays are made using computerized, digital images of the smile, and designing a series of trays that gets patients from point A to point B without metal appliances.
How do I use Invisalign day to day?
When patients return to Arvada Dental Center to pick up their Invisalign trays, they are advised by our dental team on how to use these trays effectively to achieve the results they desire. The number of trays in a patient’s series will vary depending on the severity of the malocclusion. Patients start with the first tray, wearing it for at least 20 hours a day for two weeks. Then, they start using the next tray in the series for the same period. As patients progress through their tray series, they will see the gradual changes in their smile—without having noticeable appliances covering their teeth.
Why choose Invisalign over traditional braces?
There are many reasons why patients choose Invisalign orthodontics to improve their smiles. Invisalign orthodontics:
- Are easy to use
- Are simple to clean and manage
- Are discreet and difficult to notice
- Allow patients to keep their teeth clean
- Are affordable for many of our patients
- Can provide realignment for teenagers and adults
- Eliminate the need for an orthodontic referral
How much do Invisalign braces cost?
The cost of Invisalign varies due to numerous factors. This includes compliance, severity of misalignment, and any dental insurance benefits that can be applied before determining out-of-pocket expenses. Patients are advised to ask their dental team about the expected costs and speak to the front office team about payment and financing options also available to make treatment affordable—even for patients without dental insurance benefits.
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign orthodontics?
Teenagers and adults who have mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth in the upper and/or lower arch will find that Invisalign is an appropriate tool to get the smile they’ve always wanted! Candidacy is determined during an initial consultation appointment with the dentists of Arvada Dental Center. If patients have more severe misalignment that might only be improved with the use of metal brackets and wires, our team can provide a referral to an orthodontist when necessary.
Finding an Invisalign provider near you
Patients of the Arvada, CO area who are interested in learning more about Invisalign are invited to call Drs. Gregory Bennett and Andrew Timmerman of Arvada Dental Center to discuss their needs. Our team is located at 5220 Wadsworth Bypass, Unit C, and can be reached at (303) 421-7611. We are open to new and existing patients in the area who are ready to learn more about Invisalign orthodontics and other cosmetic treatments available at our state-of-the-art office.