Invisalign® in Greeley, CO - Clear Braces & Invisible Aligners - Metal Alternative
Many dental patients want to improve their smile, but the thought of wearing traditional braces stops them from achieving the perfect smile. At our Greeley dental office, we provide our patients with Invisalign® clear aligning trays as an alternative orthodontic treatment to traditional metal braces.
What is Invisalign®?
The Invisalign® treatment plan utilizes custom-fitted, plastic aligning trays to gently straighten teeth. Based on our patient’s unique needs, Dr. Joseph S. Thompson takes digital impressions and then sends those impressions to a lab, where your personalized trays are made that will adjust the smile. Sets of aligners are appointed to patients, which must be changed after every two weeks in order to continue to improve teeth alignment. While moving from tray to tray, patients can visibly see the improvements in their smile.
Invisalign® treatment requires patients to wear the clear aligners for 22 hours a day, however the clear aligning trays are removable, providing additional benefits traditional metal braces do not offer. This treatment is often completed within a year.
Benefits of Invisalign®
When compared to traditional metal braces, the benefits of Invisalign® are clear. This method offers a handful of improvements to traditional braces, including:
Decreased visibility – since the plastic aligners used during treatment are clear, onlookers perceive the Invisalign® aligning trays as virtually invisible. Additionally, the ability to remove aligners allow patients to capture picture-perfect moments without an embarrassing mouth full of metal.
Increased comfort – the smooth aligners protect a patient’s gums from getting caught on brackets that would normally come with traditional braces without the use of dental wax.
No diet restrictions – while traditional braces restrict patients from eating hard or sticky food, Invisalign® allows patients undergoing treatment to eat whatever they’d like, provided they maintain good dental hygiene.
Continue normal oral care – the ability to remove the aligners makes maintaining proper dental hygiene a breeze. Food no longer gets stuck in between brackets, and our patients don’t require additional dental tools to maintain clean teeth.
Our Greeley Dentist Dr. Joseph S. Thompson discusses oral health and smile goals with our patients prior to treatment. After conducting a thorough exam, Dr. Thompson will provide our patients with a customized treatment plan specifically created to improve your smile.
Contact our Weld County Dental Office
For more information about how Invisalign® can improve your smile, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thompon, call our dental office in Greeley today.