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Greeley Invisalign® Clear Braces

The Clear Solution for Straighter Teeth

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As an adult, it can be difficult living with crooked teeth. You’re trying to remain professional, but when it comes time to deliver a presentation in front of a panel of CEOs, you’d rather hide under your desk than let your imperfect teeth show. Dr. Mark R. Smith understands the struggles patients face when trying to navigate life with teeth that are less than ideal. This is why he remains committed to helping individuals like you enjoy life with a straighter smile. With Greeley Invisalign clear braces, you can have a straighter smile in less time, and the best part is no one even has to know you’re receiving treatment! To find out how we can help you, call us to schedule an appointment.

Why Choose Greeley Complete Dentistry for Invisalign® Clear Braces?

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How Does Invisalign Work?

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Invisalign works by using clear, plastic aligner trays that are customized to the progression of your teeth as they gently shift toward the desired result. Each tray represents a different stage in your smile. After two weeks of earing one set of aligners, you will switch to the next set in the series. Each set moves you closer to your new smile.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

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Invisalign® clear braces have a variety of benefits. Some of these include:

Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

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Wearing Invisalign does require that you remain committed to your treatment plan. Typically, young children and teenagers are not the best candidates for clear braces. However, adults often qualify for candidacy with Invisalign. This is because you will be required to wear your aligners 20-22 hours each day, remember to put them back in after eating and/or drinking, as well as take proper care in cleaning and maintaining your aligners to prevent a delay in treatment.

What to Expect When Getting Invisalign Treatment?

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There are four steps when being treated with Invisalign. These are:

  1. Your initial consultation: This is where Dr. Smith will discuss whether Invisalign is right for you. We’ll take pictures and digital impressions of your teeth and show you what areas we intend to focus on during treatment.
  2. The creation: Dr. Smith and our team will work to ensure your Invisalign aligners are created just how we want them. Once everything is sent to the lab, Dr. Smith will receive a mock-up of each stage in the treatment plan. Making any necessary modifications, he will send them back to the lab, so they can tweak and begin to create the final product.
  3. Delivery: When you return to our dental office to receive your aligners, we’ll test out your first set to make sure they fit properly. You’ll receive small attachments that will fit onto your teeth that will help to hold the aligners in place. Luckily, these are completely invisible, are painless, and will be removed once you are finished with treatment.
  4. Straightening: Over the duration of your treatment, you’ll watch the straightening of your teeth occur. Wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours each day will ensure you have no delays. You can expect a bit of soreness after each new set, but this will dissipate after a few days. You’ll visit us over the course of your time with Invisalign. This will allow our cosmetic dentist in Greeley to monitor your progress.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Every case is different, so depending on your individual needs, the cost may vary. Yes, straightening your teeth with Invisalign is an investment, but the results are worth the time and money. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more.

Invisalign FAQs

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Every year, more and more adults choose to straighten their smiles with Invisalign rather than the clunky awkwardness of traditional metal braces. As outlined above, Invisalign in Greeley comes with a whole host of advantages over conventional orthodontic treatment. If you’re considering achieving your dream smile with Invisalign, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us to see if it’s the right treatment for you. In the meantime, you can read through this list of some of our most frequently asked questions about Invisalign to get a better idea of what the process will be like.

Will I Have to Wear a Retainer After I’m Done with Invisalign?

Most likely, yes. If you don’t wear some kind of retainer after your treatment is finished, your teeth will almost certainly shift back into their original crooked state, meaning the year or so you spent wearing the aligners was all for nothing. The length of time you’ll have to wear a retainer will vary from patient to patient. In many cases, you’ll be required to wear one for at least 22 hours a day for a few weeks or months, but can then switch to only wearing it at night.

How Do I Keep My Aligners Clean?

Maintaining clean aligners is imperative if you want to keep them clear and unnoticeable. Always rinse your aligners in cold or lukewarm water (never hot water) when you take them out. After you eat, brush your teeth before placing your aligners back in. This prevents food particles and bacteria from getting trapped against your teeth and contributing to stains as well as cavities and gum disease. Lastly, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a clear hand soap to gently scrub your aligners clean at least once a day.

Is Invisalign Safe?

The aligners are made of a safe plastic material, so they have been deemed 100 percent safe, even for patients who are pregnant or nursing. The only health issue that may arise would be if a patient had an allergy to plastic. In that case, that patient might benefit more from traditional orthodontic treatment.

What Issues Can Invisalign Correct?

Some of the most common orthodontic problems that Invisalign can treat include:

How Often Will I Have to Visit the Dentist During My Treatment?

With traditional braces, you have to visit your orthodontist every few weeks and sit in the dental chair for quite some time while they adjust your brackets and wires, which can be uncomfortable and cause your teeth to be sensitive for the next few days. With Invisalign, you still need to see your dentist in Greeley every six to eight weeks. The good news is that you won’t have to spend nearly as much time in the dental chair. These appointments are brief. We’ll pretty much evaluate your progress, hand you your next few sets of aligners, and send you on your way!

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