Advantages of Invisalign


Many patients at Boulder Dental Designs have transformed their appearance with the help of Invisalign. From their discrete appearance to their reliable ability to align your smile, Invisalign is the perfect solution for many patients. 



Invisalign is a discrete way to straighten your teeth and achieve your dream smile. During your initial consultation appointment, you will discuss your dental goals with your dentist, Dr. Montoya or Dr. Lai. Then, they will take an impression of your teeth. They will send this image to a lab where your first set of Invisalign clear aligners is made. Next, your dentist will invite you back to the office, where you will try on your aligners. Your dentist will instruct you to wear your aligners for 22 hours per day. You should only remove the aligners when eating or cleaning your teeth and gums. 

Your dentist will ask you to visit the office every one to two weeks throughout the treatment. During these appointments, you will receive a new set of aligners. With each set of aligners, your teeth will become straighter and closer to your desired appearance. For more information about the science behind Invisalign clear aligners, call our office today. 



Invisalign is a unique way to align your teeth and achieve your dream smile. There are several advantages of Invisalign compared to traditional metal braces. A few benefits include increased comfort, better oral health, more freedom, and a shorter treatment time. 

Increased Comfort. Invisalign uses SmartTrack technology to make the treatment more comfortable. Many patients say that Invisalign is not only comfortable to wear they are easy to remove and put on. Traditional braces have metal brackets and archwires that can rub against the soft tissues of your mouth. The brackets can be an extremely uncomfortable experience for many patients. Often, patients use wax to soften the edges of their rigid braces. With Invisalign, there is no need for wax because the soft plastic aligner provides a high comfort level. 

Better Oral Health. Invisalign treatment leads to better oral health during and after treatment. Patients that use Invisalign remove the aligners to perform their oral health routine. Traditional braces, brackets, and archwires cover most teeth, making it difficult to clean around them. Often, patients need special flossing tools to reach around the metal appliances.

Additionally, patients with Invisalign can have their teeth worked on and repaired during their treatment. Patients with braces sometimes have to postpone treatments until after their braces treatment. Lastly, patients with traditional braces will often have dental decay and gum disease after their treatment because it is hard to clean around the braces. Patients with Invisalign often do not have these dental concerns following their treatment. 

More Freedom. Patients with Invisalign can remove their clear aligners whenever they like. If you have traditional braces, there is no way to remove them when you eat or clean your teeth. Patients who use Invisalign can eat various of their favorite hard, chewy, and sticky foods with Invisalign. Remove the clear aligner, eat your favorite foods, and then wash off your aligners and teeth before replacing the aligner. 

Shorter Treatment Time. With Invisalign clear aligners, most patients can achieve their dream smile in one year. Traditional metal braces do not provide precise treatment, leading to a longer treatment time. Some treatment times for traditional braces can be up to two or more years. With Invisalign, each move is mapped out and precise, leading to a shorter treatment time. 

Invisalign is an excellent treatment for many patients who want to realign their smile and correct their bites. Advantages of Invisalign include increased comfort, better oral health, more freedom, and shorter treatment time. For more information about Invisalign or to schedule an appointment, call our office. 

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