Invisalign® offers a chance to improve your smile without spending a year or more in metal braces. This treatment is among the services available from Christopher Henes, DDS, and the team at Meridian Dental Care in Englewood, Colorado. To schedule an Invisalign consultation, call the office or request one online today.
Invisalign® is an alternative to traditional metal braces. The system uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to place gentle pressure on your teeth, shifting them into optimal alignment.
Adults and teens love Invisalign because it offers a chance to create a straighter smile without a gleaming metallic grin. It can help you feel more confident when in a professional setting or when spending time with friends.
Invisalign also avoids the soft tissue damage that comes with metal brackets and treatment wires. There are no components to poke, scrape, or scratch. Maintaining a daily oral hygiene routine is also easier with Invisalign – you simply remove your aligners to brush and floss normally without having to work around metal brackets and wires.
During your initial visit, your dentist uses an intraoral scanner to gather information about the precise size, shape, and alignment of your teeth. The Invisalign software takes that information and uses it to create your customized treatment plan.
Invisalign can correct many of the same issues as traditional metal braces. Some examples of treatable cases include:
There are some cases where metal braces are the best option. Your dentist can advise you on the right approach for you during your consultation.
Once your first sets of aligners arrive from the lab, you come into Meridian Dental Care to learn how to place and remove them. Your treatment plan requires you to wear the aligners around the clock, removing them only to clean your teeth and while eating and drinking.
You switch to a new set of aligners every couple of weeks. This ensures the right amount of pressure is applied to keep your treatment moving forward.
Periodic office visits allow your dentist to check your progress and make adjustments as needed. When your active phase of treatment completes, you begin to wear a special set of trays that act as retainers.
To explore Invisalign in more detail, call Meridian Dental Care to schedule an appointment or request one online today.