Invisalign: Is it Right for You?

invisalign Centennial cosmetic dentistHave you been considering getting Invisalign braces? The invisible braces option is comfortable, easy to wear and quite popular due to its aesthetic appearance.

Here’s what you need to know when you’re considering coming to our Centennial dental office for your Invisalign treatment:

The Ideal Invisalign Candidate

Invisalign patients are people who want to improve the bite relationship of their teeth as well as their oral health. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, the maintenance process is very easy.

You already know that crooked teeth can be difficult to clean – increasing your risk of developing cavities and gum disease. We typically recommend Invisalign for adults and teens that want to improve both the appearance of their smile as well as general oral health.

The Invisalign Treatment Process

Each set of Invisalign aligners is made of clear, durable plastic. You will wear the aligners for about 22 hours a day. This gives you time to take the aligners out for meals and tooth brushing. Each set of trays is worn for 2 weeks, and then switched out with the next set of trays in the series. Gradually, your teeth move into proper alignment.

Since you change out the aligners at home, fewer trips to the dentist are needed. Invisalign is great for people with busy schedules, because of how quick and few the follow-up visits are. You can pop in for a quick evaluation every 6 to 8 weeks to make sure treatment is going as prescribed and to pick up your next few sets of trays.

Length of Treatment 

The length of treatment for each patient varies, depending on how crooked, gapped or misaligned your teeth are. Most of our patients complete Invisalign treatment within 12-18 months. Some cases are completed more quickly while others take a bit more time. We can provide you with a more specific timeframe after assessing your bite during the initial Invisalign consultation.

If you’re looking for the best Invisalign dentist in Centennial, we hope you’ll consider Young Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr Young offers complete Invisalign treatments for adults and teens, making it easier for you to get the start to finish oral care that you need. Schedule your consultation today to find out how quickly Invisalign can make your smile radiant!

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