Invisalign

INVISALIGN® A COMFORTABLE AND CONVENIENT ALTERNATIVE TO BRACES

 

Straighten your teeth with Invisalign clear aligners that are virtually invisible.

Clear. Removable. Comfortable. Customized.

 

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment using clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth and correct dental issues. With its discreet, comfortable, and practical approach to orthodontic treatment, Invisalign has become a popular choice for patients of all ages. At Boulder Dental Designs, Dr. John Montoya and Dr. Pearl Lai proudly offer high-quality Invisalign in Boulder, Colorado. With our state-of-the-art technology, passion for health, and decades of experience, we can take your smile from zero to hero with the power of Invisalign. 

What is Invisalign? 

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to shift teeth into their desired positions gradually. The aligners are custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth, and we build replacements every two weeks to keep your teeth shifting in the correct position gradually over time. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them a discreet and comfortable option for orthodontic treatment.

Who is Invisalign For? 

Invisalign is a versatile option for a range of dental issues. We can use Invisalign to treat the following:

  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Overbites, underbites, and crossbites
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Mild to moderate bite problems

Invisalign is an excellent option for adults who want to straighten their teeth without the inconvenience and discomfort of traditional metal braces. It’s also popular for teens who may feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces.

How Does Invisalign Work? 

While each Invisalign treatment is unique and tailored to the individual, the process generally involves the following steps: 

  • Consultation: During your initial consultation, Dr. John Montoya or Dr. Pearl Lai will evaluate your teeth and determine if Invisalign is the right option. They’ll take impressions of your teeth and use 3D imaging technology to create a digital smile model.
  • Treatment Planning: Using the digital model of your smile, Dr. Montoya or Dr. Lai will map out a custom treatment plan, including the number of aligners you’ll need and the length of your treatment.
  • Aligner Fabrication: Your aligners will be custom-made to fit your teeth and gradually shift them into their desired positions. You’ll typically receive a set of aligners every two weeks and wear them for 20-22 hours daily.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: You’ll have periodic check-ins with Dr. Montoya or Dr. Lai to ensure your treatment progresses. They may make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed.
  • Completion: Once your treatment is complete, you must wear a retainer to maintain the results. A retainer will prevent your teeth from slipping back into old habits and keep your smile straight and bright for years. 

What are the Benefits of Invisalign? 

Invisalign is a discreet, comfortable, and effective orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to shift teeth into their desired positions. Compared to traditional metal braces, they offer numerous advantages that make orthodontic treatment more appealing to adults. A few of their many benefits include: 

  • Discreet: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them a discreet option for orthodontic treatment. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic, making them almost invisible when worn. This allows patients to straighten their teeth without feeling self-conscious about their appearance.
  • Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic, making them more comfortable to wear than traditional metal braces. Traditional braces can cause discomfort due to the metal brackets and wires rubbing against the inside of the mouth, causing irritation and soreness. In contrast, we make Invisalign aligners out of smooth plastic that won’t irritate the mouth or cause discomfort. We model each aligner to perfectly match your teeth, meaning the pressure will spread evenly across the mouth. 
  • Removable: Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easy to eat, brush, and floss. This removability means you can eat their favorite foods without restrictions and maintain good oral hygiene without special tools or techniques. Unlike traditional metal braces, which are permanently attached to the teeth for the duration of the treatment, you can easily remove Invisalign aligners when necessary.
  • Effective: Invisalign can correct dental issues, creating a beautiful, healthy smile. Invisalign aligners can correct orthodontic problems, including crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and gaps between teeth. The aligners gradually shift the teeth into their desired positions, resulting in a straighter, more aligned smile.
  • Customizable: Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth and can be tailored to their specific needs and goals. We create Invisalign aligners using 3D imaging technology, which allows the dentist to create a custom treatment plan that tailors to everyone’s individual needs. This means that every patient receives a treatment plan that is unique to their situation, ensuring the best possible outcome.
  • Safe: Invisalign is a safe and effective option for orthodontic treatment when performed by a trained and experienced dentist. Invisalign aligners are made of medical-grade, BPA-free plastic and have been approved by the FDA. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners do not use wires or brackets that can cause discomfort or irritation.
  • Faster Treatment Time: Invisalign aligners often work faster than traditional metal braces. Depending on the severity of the orthodontic problem, Invisalign treatment can often take as little as six months to a year to take full effect. 
  • Predictable Results: Invisalign aligners offer predictable results, allowing patients to see a digital rendering of their smile before they begin treatment. The 3D imaging technology used in creating the aligners lets us digitally render the patient’s smile, showing them what their smile will look like after treatment. This helps ensure the patient is happy with the results before they begin treatment.

Ultimately, Invisalign is a versatile, comfortable, and effective option for orthodontic treatment that offers a range of benefits over traditional metal braces. With its discreet, removable aligners and customizable treatment plans, Invisalign can help patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile in a shorter amount of time than traditional braces. At Boulder Dental Designs, our experienced and qualified dentists can provide personalized care and support throughout the process. 

Is Invisalign Safe? 

Yes, Invisalign is a safe and effective option for orthodontic treatment when performed by a trained and experienced dentist. Invisalign aligners are made of medical-grade, BPA-free plastic and have been approved by the FDA. However, as with any dental procedure, there are potential risks and side effects. It’s important to discuss any concerns you may have with Dr. Montoya or Dr. Lai before starting Invisalign treatment.

Why Choose Boulder Dental Designs for Invisalign Treatment? 

Choosing a qualified and experienced dentist is crucial for successful Invisalign treatment. Dr. John Montoya and Dr. Pearl Lai are professional Invisalign providers and have helped many patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles with this treatment. At Boulder Dental Designs, we use state-of-the-art technology to create custom Invisalign aligners that fit each patient’s teeth precisely, ensuring a comfortable and effective treatment. We also provide personalized care and support throughout treatment, ensuring our patients achieve their desired results.

Invisalign in Boulder, Colorado

Invisalign is a discreet, comfortable, and effective option for orthodontic treatment that can help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. We use advanced technology, tools, and techniques to guarantee you receive a personalized, effective, and safe treatment each time. With the expertise of Dr. John Montoya and Dr. Pearl Lai at Boulder Dental Designs, you can enjoy all the benefits of Invisalign and achieve the smile of your dreams. 

Contact us or schedule a consultation online and learn more about how Invisalign can benefit you. We also offer preventative care and restorative dentistry in Boulder, Colorado

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