Invisalign Specialist

University Dental Arts

Cosmetic, General & Specialty Dentistry located in Downtown, Denver, CO

Invisalign® clear aligners give teens and adults the opportunity to straighten their teeth, improve their smile, and correct alignment problems without wearing metal braces. David Redford, DMD, and the team at University Dental Arts, in Denver, Colorado, have extensive experience in mapping customized treatment plans that produce optimal results. To learn more about Invisalign, call the office, or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?  

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic system that straightens your teeth and improves your smile with a series of comfortable and removable clear plastic aligners. It offers an incredible upgrade from traditional braces in terms of comfort, convenience, and discretion. 

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic treatment solution for teens and adults. It’s effective at correcting many of the same conditions that are usually treated with braces, such as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Invisalign is also a popular choice for men and women looking to get generally straighter teeth. 

Why should I straighten my teeth?

Because crooked or crowded teeth have more difficult-to-reach crevices, they can be more challenging to keep clean, which leads to higher instances of cavities and tooth decay. 

Misaligned teeth and jaws also do a bad job at properly distributing the force in your bite, which causes excessive and uneven wear and tear in certain areas of your mouth. This improper distribution of force can also lead to jaw problems like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. 

How does Invisalign work?

Dr. Redford takes an impression of your mouth that’s uploaded to a computer, where it becomes a virtual model of your smile.  

That model is manipulated to map out a series of phases that can get your teeth into their target alignment, and those phases are turned into a set of clear aligners.  

Your aligners fit snugly and comfortably over your teeth, where they exert a small but consistent amount of pressure that gradually pushes your teeth into alignment. You wear your aligners all day, every day, only taking them out to brush, floss, or eat. 

You move on to the next set of aligners in your series every two weeks until your teeth have reached their target alignment, which can happen in as little as nine months.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are: 

Comfortable

The clear plastic on your aligners is smooth and won’t tear up the inside of your mouth like braces do.

Convenient

Because your aligners are removable, you don’t need to modify your diet or use any special tools to keep your teeth clean. Just remove your aligners and eat, brush, and floss like normal.

Discrete

Your clear aligners are virtually invisible in your mouth, unlike shiny metal braces. 

To learn more about how Invisalign can comfortably and effectively improve your smile, call University Dental Arts, or book online today.