Plenty of adults with misaligned teeth wish that they had braces as a child, and even for those who did, their teeth can often start to shift again as the years go by. If you’re looking to get a straighter smile but want to avoid wearing metal braces, then Invisalign was designed with you in mind. This treatment is sleek, discreet, and proven effective, and now you can get it right here in Colorado Springs with Dr. Gasper. You no longer have to endure a mouthful of metal to get a set of perfectly straight teeth!
All orthodontic treatments use the same basic principle: a gentle but consistent force is applied to the teeth to gradually shift them into the correct positions. With metal braces, brackets and wires are used to accomplish this, but with Invisalign, a series of clear plastic aligner trays gets the job done.
Each aligner has a slightly different shape that moves the teeth closer to their ideal orientation. A patient simply has to wear each individual set of trays for about 20-22 hours a day for two weeks before progressing onto the next.
Adult patients love Invisalign because it allows them to straighten their teeth without altering their daily appearance in the process. The trays are so thin and see-through that no one will know you’re using Invisalign unless you tell them! Plus, the trays slide on and off of the teeth easily, meaning you can eat whatever you want and brush like normal throughout treatment.
Invisalign Clear Braces are often an excellent orthodontic choice for teenagers with crooked teeth and/or noticeable gaps. Invisalign Teen is very similar to traditional Invisalign, with a few significant differences. For instance, this treatment plan comes with a greater number of replacement aligners so that your family is covered if any are lost or damaged during your child’s busy routine. Additionally, the aligners have a colored dot that will slowly change over time as long as it’s being worn properly. This provides a sense of accountability that Dr. Gasper can check during regular progress appointments, as well as a helpful reminder for teens when it’s time to switch out their aligner!
Want to learn more about Invisalign and see if you’re a good candidate for the treatment? If so, give us a call today!