Invisalign

We proudly offer the Invisalign system here at Riverwalk Dental Arts in Castle Rock, Colorado. The Invisalign system has transformed over 8 million smiles and is backed by two decades of innovation and research. If you too want straighter teeth and hope to improve your smile with Invisalign Clear Aligners, read on to learn how Invisalign could help.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a popular brand of clear aligners that are used to straighten teeth and improve bite issues. Without having to use the metal wires and brackets that we are all familiar with in traditional braces, Invisalign effectively improves smiles through a series of removable, clear, plastic molds.

Invisalign gradually straightens permanent, mature teeth by applying gentle pressure to the teeth slowly over time until the teeth reach their desired position. Each set of aligners, or trays as they’re called, is worn for about 20-22 hours every day for a few weeks until the next adjustment needs to be made.

What is the Invisalign Process Like?

When it is determined that Invisalign might be a solution for our Castle Rock patients, a digital scan of their teeth is taken in order to map out a treatment plan that will effectively produce the desired outcome. A series of clear, plastic aligners are then designed at the lab and when the first set is completed, patients can start wearing them immediately.

Routine check-ins are performed at our Castle Rock location every 4-6 weeks at which time we access the progress being made and whether or not the teeth are ready for the next set of aligners. Invisalign braces are practically invisible and easy to remove so patients can easily go about their daily lives, talking, eating and drinking as they normally do.

How Long Does Invisalign Take to Work?

Everyone and every smile are different so while some may be done in as little as six months, most take around 12-18 months before their smile is right where they want it. A few cases may take upwards of 24 months. It all depends on how much correction needs to be made and if there are any other issues that need to be addressed.

Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign braces are ideal for older teenagers and adults who need mild to moderate correction of:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gapped teeth

While Invisalign is extremely effective at straightening teeth and correcting bites, they are not for severe cases that often require more intense orthodontic intervention. Invisalign is also only effective if they are kept in the mouth for 22 hours a day so dedication and resisting the temptation to remove them more than allowed are necessary attributes because they can be uncomfortable at times and take some getting used to.

Interested in Learning More About Invisalign?

Call our Castle Rock office today! Here at Riverwalk Dental Arts, we will help you determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you and if so, will walk you through the whole process step by step making sure all your questions and concerns are addressed and you end up with the smile you always wanted!