Invisalign® technology is a fantastic alternative treatment for those seeking to hide their braces while still achieving a beautiful smile. It begins with a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. These aligners look much like a mouth guard or night guard, although not as bulky. You will need to wear the aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours a day, but they may be removed to eat or clean your teeth.
Unfortunately, Invisalign® cannot treat all orthodontic cases. If bite or jaw correction is needed, traditional braces may be the recommended treatment option. Invisalign® is known as a cosmetic corrective procedure, which means that it 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.
To find out which orthodontic treatment is right choice for you, Dr. Rhoda Lockett will meet with you and discuss the pros and cons of each procedure and what you can expect with each outcome.
Advantages of Using Invisalign:
Invisalign requires significantly fewer appointments than traditional braces and the length of an appointment is usually much shorter.
Your oral hygiene routine will not be affected by the brackets and wires, which can reduce your ability to reach the nooks and crannies of your mouth.
Invisalign aligners may be removed so you can brush and floss as you normally would. With traditional braces, you will need to spend extra time after each meal picking foods out of your brackets.
Invisalign® is a fast, comfortable and invisible alternative to traditional metal braces. In fact, it is so well hidden that you might have to mention to your friends that you are wearing braces for them to even notice!
For active teens and young adults, Invisalign is smooth and comfortable, enabling you to continue to play sports without having to worry about getting your lips or cheeks cut on the wires of traditional braces.
Traditional braces have restrictions on dietary consumption, since some foods will break or destroy traditional braces. Since Invisalign trays may be removed, you can eat foods without restrictions. Your trays and teeth can be easily cleaned, even after eating.
For more information on Invisalign in Colorado Springs, Colorado, call Lockett Orthodontics today at 719-309-6823 to set up an appointment with our orthodontist, Dr. Rhoda Lockett.