Invisalign is an innovative method for straightening your smile that has several advantages over more traditional teeth straightening options, such as braces. Invisalign utilizes soft, removable trays that comfortable fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth to straighten your smile. Since the trays are removable, they can be temporarily taken out to perform such activities as eating, brushing, or flossing. At Artistic & Family Dental, Dr. Steven Wilk and Dr. Jeffery Revoir are your Hampden area dentists for Invisalign in Denver, CO.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system for straightening teeth without the brackets and wires associated with traditional types of braces. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign straightens the teeth with a set of aligner trays, one for each row of teeth on top and bottom. The trays are made from a flexible plastic material that is soft and comfortable to wear.
The aligner trays are customized for each patient and a new set of trays is provided every few weeks. With each new set of trays, the positioning of the teeth in the trays is slightly different. Each new set of trays gently moves the teeth toward the desired position. The length of time needed to straighten the teeth with Invisalign differs for each patient, but average treatment time is about 12 months. Invisalign can be used by teens and adults to achieve a straighter smile.
Advantages of Invisalign
There are several advantages to choosing Invisalign for straightening your smile. Your Hampden area dentist in Denver can help you decide if Invisalign is the best option for you. The advantages of Invisalign aligner trays include:
- Discreet — Trays are clear so they are not noticeable to others.
- Comfortable — Trays are made of a soft plastic material that is comfortable to wear; there are no hard brackets or wires to poke or irritate the mouth and gums.
- Removable — Trays are easily removed when eating, brushing, or flossing, which makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.
- Protection — Trays protect teeth from being worn down due to grinding or clenching.
There are several advantages to selecting Invisalign for straightening your smile. The trays are comfortable, discreet, and removable. To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wilk or Dr. Revoir, your Hampden area dentists, by calling Artistic & Family Dental in Denver, CO, at (303) 758-2980.