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Invisalign & Clear Aligners

Having a beautiful and healthy smile can impact your life in so many ways. A healthy smile helps you have a healthier body, can transform your confidence, can help you achieve your goals and so much more. And having teeth which are optimally aligned can help with esthetics, the health of your gums and bones, and your oral function.

For many people, having a straight and healthy smile may seem out of reach. One of the barriers they may face is the stigma of having metal in the mouth which can come with social stigma, pain and other problems. Invisible braces or clear aligners can be a great solution for those looking for clear tooth correction in Parker, CO. We can answer many of your questions are help you find out if clear braces are right for you.

What is the difference between Invisalign and other clear aligners?

Invisalign is the largest producer of invisible aligners, but it is not the only option. Invisalign is a company and brand name of clear aligners; all Invisalign trays are clear correctors, but not all clear correctors are Invisalign. Other popular companies include Clear Correct, Inman and Smart Moves. You can meet with your doctor to see which company is right for you and often can save money by using other companies. Our office provides many different types of clear correction and therefore is best equipped to help you make a decision which is right for your mouth and for your pocketbook.

Do I need metal braces, or can I use clear aligners?

The decision about if clear correction or traditional wire and bracket orthodontics is right for you is based on many different things. Some of the key factors include what type of bite you have, the health of your teeth, gum and bones, the amount of movement you need, if your problem is dental or skeletal, your ability to tolerate aligners and braces, and many other things.

You can come in to our Parker office for a free consultation to ask more questions and learn more about your options. After an examination, your doctor will better be able to educate you on your options, your oral health and what path is the right path for you.

Due to recent advances in clear aligner technology, many people who traditionally needed wire and bracket braces may now have more options.

What is Smile Direct and is it safe?

There are many products out there right now that are advertising a smile makeover or tooth movement without a dentist involved, or at home smile correction. The marketing of these programs makes it seem very easy, but the reality can be a bit more complicated. Just like performing surgery or other medical procedures without medical supervision is not recommended, moving teeth without a doctor involved has many inherent risks. If your teeth have undiagnosed cavities, periodontal disease or other complications, you could even lose your teeth by attempting at home smile correction. This is why we strongly recommend seeing a licensed and educated dental professional to help you with questions and concerns which can develop along the way. The safest, easiest, most predictable way to get the smile you want is with the help of a dentist who you trust and can communicate with.

Seeing Smile Always to help you get the smile of your dreams will not cost any more than at home options, but it will help you get safer and more reliable results. Schedule a FREE, no commitment consultation with Dr. Singh today to help clear the confusion about clear correction.

Do aligners hurt?

Moving teeth can be sensitive which those who have had traditional metal braces can attest to. Aligners are still moving your teeth so there may be some soreness involved, but most patients will agree that aligners tend to create less soreness than traditional braces and many patients report it to be a pain-free experience.

If you are planning on getting clear aligners, please go in with the expectation that there will be some soreness, especially when you first change your trays. Luckily, the soreness can be well managed with easy, noninvasive, over the counter solutions. Some pain comes from the pressure of the trays themselves and is inherent to tooth movement. This pain usually self-resolves as your mouth becomes accustomed to new trays and the teeth move. Some pain comes from sharp edges or pressure from the trays on the gums. This pain is easily resolved by talking to Dr. Singh who can adjust the trays and smoothen out rough edges.

All in all, clear aligners are usually a much more comfortable way to move teeth than traditional bracket and wire braces.

Will I be able to smile or talk with my aligners?

The clear aligners are a very functional and esthetic solution for those who cannot have metal on their teeth. Usually when a person wearing clear aligners is talking, smiling and interacting with others, either at work or on their personal time, their friends and family cannot even tell they are wearing any clear aligners.

You will absolutely be able to talk, smile, and do your work with aligners on without others knowing or creating functional problems.

Woman Smiling Poniting at her Teeth

How do clear aligners work?

Clear aligners correct your smile position with a series of clear, invisible trays that you change out every week, on average. The clear trays are perfectly form-fitted to your smile, so they will only fit you. When you come in for your initial appointment, impressions are taken of your smile and from them, the dentist creates a plan for how to move your teeth into a healthy and beautiful position via digital smile design. Then you will be fitted for several aligners which you will change over time and which will move your teeth to their new positions. The aligners or trays are made from a clear plastic or acrylic material and will fit tightly and invisibly over the teeth. They should be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing to preserve the trays and to ensure they stay invisible

Do aligners work well?

Aligners can be a great way to transform your smile and can work well for the right patients. To learn more, get a FREE consultation with Dr. Singh about clear alignment today!

How long will my smile correction take?

How long the alignment will take depends on how much movement is needed and how long you wear your trays for. The average case is between 10-20 months long but can be longer or shorter for specific patients. Some patients with minor adjustments can be completed in less than 10 weeks! Complying closely with the instructions on how long to wear the trays and how often to switch them out will ensure that you complete the treatment on time, without any additional delays or added expenses.

Who should consider using clear aligners or clear braces for tooth correction?

Invisalign and other clear aligners can be a great solution for many patients including but not limited to those who:

  • Had braces as a child, did not wear retainers and now need minor tooth movement to regain their optimal smile,
  • Have gaps in their teeth
  • Have crowded teeth
  • Overbite, where the top teeth jet too far forward
  • Underbite, where the bottom teeth reach over the front teeth
  • Have prominent jobs or roles where they cannot have metal braces
  • Many more! Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn if they are a good solution for you!

What are the benefits of clear aligners?

  • They can easily be removed for eating and drinking with friends or for high profile meetings or speeches to help you be confident about your smile!
  • They eliminate emergency appointments for broken brackets and wiring.
  • They are easily removed so you can brush and floss your teeth and protect them from cavities.
  • They are invisible so getting the smile of your dreams does not have to impact your confidence while you wear them.
  • They are custom fitted for your mouth optimizing your results and comfort.
  • They are more comfortable than traditional metal braces
  • They allow you to enjoy all the foods you love instead of having restricted dietary choices with traditional metal braces.

Have Questions?

Looking for a family Parker dentist that has the experience you want with the care and compassion you deserve, look no further than Smile Always. Founded by Colorado Native, Dr. Singh, our staff will create an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal oral health. Whether it’s a routine checkup or an emergency visit, we are here to serve you. Our state-of-the-art office has the highest-quality equipment to provide the best family dentistry services possible. Contact us today for an appointment and create the change you’ve always desired. Simply call or text at our direct line or fill out this form to have our office reach out with options.

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