While there are various methods to straighten crooked teeth, Invisalign invisible aligners can reposition them discreetly. Instead of wearing metal braces, you will wear clear aligners for up to 22 hours a day to gently move your teeth into proper alignment. Thompson Advanced Dentistry is led by local dentist Dr. Joseph Thompson.
He provides the Invisalign clear aligners to patients from areas around Greeley, CO including Loveland, CO. These custom clear aligners will not disrupt your personal or professional life and are more comfortable than traditional metal braces.
Why Choose Clear Aligners
There are many benefits to choosing clear aligners over metal braces. They are more comfortable because they do not require the use of metal brackets that may poke and prod at the soft tissues in your mouth. You won’t get food stuck in them and have to worry about embarrassing situations.
The greatest benefit of clear aligners is they are discreet. No one will even notice you are wearing them! This makes them a good choice for adults who want to avoid the stigma of wearing braces or teens who are too embarrassed to have metal in their smiles. Since the clear aligners are made from molds of your teeth, they sit comfortably against your teeth.
Clear aligners are removable making it easy to eat and properly care for your oral hygiene. You can remove them at each meal which means there are no eating restrictions you have to adhere to. You can also take them out to properly brush and floss your teeth daily. Being able to remove the aligners to brush your teeth eliminates the risk of tooth enamel staining from permanently attached metal brackets.
The Invisalign® Process
The first step in the Invisalign® process involves taking digital impressions of your teeth. Dr. Thompson will use a handheld device to accomplish this from the comforts of our Loveland, CO area dentist office. These high-resolution images provide us with a clear picture of your bite. They will be used to accurately plan your treatment using the Invisalign® software.
The benefit of using this highly-specialized software is you will be able to see the path of your teeth movement with each set of aligners. These digital images will be sent to the laboratory where your unique set of clear aligners will be fabricated. When they are ready, we will go over how to care for the aligners and the specific instructions on how to wear them for the best results.
You will receive several sets of aligners that should be switched out about every week. Each set will gently shift your teeth until they are in the proper position. The number of Invisalign aligners you will need depends on the severity of your misalignment and desired results.
The aligners should remain on your teeth for 22 hours a day. They should only be removed to brush your teeth, floss, and eat. You may only drink water while wearing the clear aligners to avoid staining them. You should brush your teeth after each meal before placing the aligners back in place.
If you are interested in discreetly straightening your teeth with clear aligners, call Thompson Advanced Dentistry at 970.205.9614 or request an appointment online. Dr. Thompson is welcoming patients from many surrounding areas including Loveland, CO who are interested in Invisalign clear aligners.