Fort Collins Invisalign experts
If you’re looking for the same magnificent smile, you can get from traditional braces. Offering more freedom and flexibility, the Invisalign clear aligner system could fit your lifestyle. Timock Family Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Windsor, Fort Collins, and surrounding communities.
What is involved in Fort Collins Invisalign treatment?
When you follow treatment instructions, Invisalign can treat common orthodontic problems, and traditional braces can. Studies have proven this for Invisalign’s 20-year history. The Invisalign clear aligner system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to align your teeth and improve your oral health. At your initial consultation, we will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth at your initial free consultation. From this, we build a customized aligner specific to your smile. We construct the trays fro, a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over your teeth. These trays are designed to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with your teeth as they move into their desired new positions.
What are the benefits of choosing Fort Collins Invisalign treatment?
Keeping your teeth clean is vital for anyone, but it’s especially important for orthodontic patients. One of the most significant benefits of Invisalign aligners, other than being nearly invisible, is that you can easily take them out. Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed before eating or drinking anything other than water. You’ll never have to worry about getting food stuck in your brackets or wires. You will also remove them to brush and floss your teeth. This makes it much easier to access your teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
Another significant benefit of the Invisalign systems is that you don’t have to worry about food restrictions. You can continue to eat your favorite foods since you can remove your clear aligners. Food restrictions are often the biggest learning curve with traditional braces, so this is a big deal. You will need to remove your aligners before you eat to prevent any staining or discoloration. Make sure you clean and rinse the trays with warm water at least once or twice a day.
With Invisalign aligners, you won’t get poked and irritated by wires in your mouth, and there aren’t any adjustment appointments to worry about. We still expect Invisalign wearers to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks, so Dr. Timock or Dr. Wire can be sure everything is progressing on schedule.
How does the Fort Collins Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign system is straightforward. For two weeks, you’ll wear each aligner all the time unless you’re eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, or flossing. As you replace the aligners with the next one in the series, your teeth will move gradually, until they reach their final desired positions.
When you come to visit us at Timock Family Orthodontics, we’ll check to make sure your treatment is on track. You must change the aligners on time and follow all other directions. If you want your Fort Collins Invisalign to be successful following instructions is the most critical factor. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress you’ve made.
It’s important to remember that every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment differently. How well you comply will determine how long your treatment is. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. It's hard to say how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. Though the average is somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can differ from case to case.
Neglecting even a small instruction can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program. We estimate the average treatment time based on how well you follow the recommended guidelines. For your treatment to be successful, you need to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout treatment.