Get A Straight Smile Without Braces
Treatment time varies for each patient, but most people can complete Invisalign treatment in a year. This means that, in most cases, Invisalign doesn’t take as long as braces, which often require 12-18 months to move your teeth properly.
Your own treatment may differ, of course, and there’s no way to estimate the length of your treatment without a checkup at our office. To learn more and see how long your orthodontic treatment may take, contact our Colorado Springs office for a complimentary consultation.
The biggest advantage of Invisalign over other orthodontic treatments, such as braces, is its low profile, subtle appearance. Invisalign is totally invisible when worn. The aligners are clear and thin, and fit perfectly over your teeth, so nobody has to know that you’re correcting your smile unless you want them to know.
In contrast, braces are very obvious, and may make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, particularly if you’re an older adult. If you want a more subtle way to correct your smile, Invisalign is a good choice.
Invisalign is also more comfortable than braces, since the aligners don't poke or irritate your oral tissue with spiky metal components. You can take your Invisalign aligners out to eat and drink, so there are no dietary restrictions, and they're also removable to brush and floss, which makes oral care easier to maintain throughout your treatment process.
In most cases, you’ll also save time since you’ll require fewer trips to the dentist’s office. You’ll only need a quick checkup every 4-6 weeks, and these appointments are shorter than appointments to have your braces adjusted.
For all of these reasons, Invisalign is a fantastic option for orthodontic treatment if you’re a qualified candidate. To learn more and see if you qualify for treatment with Invisalign in Colorado Springs, contact Tuttle Family Dentistry today.
This depends on your oral health and the extent of your orthodontic issues. First and foremost, your mouth must be healthy and free of issues like gum disease, cavities, and infected teeth. You cannot get orthodontic treatment with these chronic oral health issues.
Invisalign is powerful, but not as versatile as traditional braces. If you have very serious issues with your teeth and jaw alignment, Invisalign may not work for you. To find out if you’re a candidate, schedule an appointment with Dr. Tuttle today.
The average treatment time for Invisalign is about a year. This means you’ll usually wear somewhere between 22 to 26 different sets of aligners throughout your treatment if you’re switching them biweekly.
However, the treatment time is case-specific. Some patients with minor cosmetic orthodontic issues may require only 6 months to correct their teeth and improve their smile. On the other hand, if you have more serious issues with the alignment of your teeth and your bite, it may take 18 months or longer to correct your smile.
If you want to learn more about your expected treatment time with Invisalign, Dr. Brian Tuttle is here to help. Just get in touch with Tuttle Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation. After your oral exam and x-rays, Dr. Tuttle can help you learn more about what to expect from the Invisalign treatment process, and how long your treatment may take.
The answer is usually “yes,” but it depends on your case. Similarly to braces, Invisalign doesn’t just change the position of your teeth. It can also correct issues with your jaw position. For example, if you have an overbite, this may make your upper jaw “hang over” your lower jaw more than it should, which can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.
Or, if you have an underbite, your lower jaw may jut out a bit more than you want it to, which may also make you feel unhappy about how you look. Invisalign can be used to treat overbites, underbites, and lots of other jaw issues.
The end result is a straight smile and a more evenly aligned jaw with a healthy bite. This doesn’t just help improve your oral health, but also your appearance and your self-confidence.