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Realigning the Smile With Invisalign

iStock-516603896Traditional braces made of metal brackets and wires can cause patients to feel self-conscious about how they look when they smile and speak with others. Adults often shy away from having traditional braces especially if they are in a career where they socialize with others and first impressions are vital. Thanks to continued dental advances, patients now have another way to straighten their smile without noticeable brackets and wires. Instead, patients can choose Invisalign!

What is Invisalign?

Dr. Nancy Gill of Golden, CO describes Invisalign as a tray system that is used to realign mild to moderate malocclusion. Invisalign laboratories creates a series of trays for a patient based on their digital impressions to get them from the first step to the last. Each tray is worn for 20 hours a day for two weeks before the patient begin using the next tray in their series. Invisalign gently moves the teeth where they need to be for better alignment and functionality.

Who is a candidate for Invisalign?

Any patient who has mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth may benefit from Invisalign. Invisalign can treat:

  • Poor dental arch alignment
  • Overbites, underbites, and crossbites
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Misaligned or crooked teeth

What happens if patients do not comply with treatment?

Treatment requires patients to wear their trays at least 20 hours a day to see the results as expected. However, if patients take their trays out and do not comply with their treatment instructions, they may see other changes to their smile that can impact the use of their current set of trays. Setbacks such as this cost more money and can take more time to achieve the final results the patient desires. It is best for patients to be serious about compliance if they truly desire a brand new smile!

Interested in Invisalign treatment?

Call Dr. Nancy Gill at (303) 277-9600. The entire staff of Golden Dental Solutions is pleased to offer patients ways to improve the appearance and function of their smile, including revolutionary systems such as Invisalign. Request a visit to 1218 Arapahoe Street in Golden, CO today!

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