At Glow Comprehensive Dentistry, we offer a free initial Invisalign consultation for all patients. Invisalign is not always the right treatment for every orthodontic patient. The purpose of your first visit with us is to discuss the Invisalign treatment process and determine whether Invisalign is right for you.
With today’s advancements in technology, Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces for about 90% of patients. If we determine that Invisalign is not right for you, we will be happy to discuss other options that better meet your orthodontic needs.
Since most patients hope that Invisalign will be a viable treatment option, we try to proactively anticipate this, and can usually take your dental moldings on the same day of your initial evaluation. Otherwise, we will coordinate calendars to schedule you for the required 30 minutes at a future time. If you’re considering Invisalign in Castle Rock, Colorado, Glow has you covered!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
Invisalign® treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle, constant force, but some people do feel temporary discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. Typically, people describe it as feeling “pressure” and it’s normal — it’s a sign your Invisalign® clear aligners are working and transforming your smile. Please see your doctor if you have any concerns or experience continued discomfort.
None! Invisalign® clear aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions at all (hello popcorn!). With traditional wires and brackets, there’s a long list of foods you unfortunately can’t enjoy because they can damage or get stuck in your braces.
Yes, you can remove your Invisalign® aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. You can take them off for special occasions, like a wedding, job interview, or for playing your favorite sport or instrument. Just remember to wear them 20 to 22 hours a day to get the best results.
Yes, Invisalign® clear aligners can treat nearly all common teeth-straightening issues, from simple to complex. Many people who formerly had braces choose Invisalign® treatment as the discrete solution to improve their smile when they find that their teeth have shifted back.
Possibly! Doctors are treating a significant number of patients with a combination of braces and Invisalign® clear aligners — consult your doctor to determine the best treatment approach for your smile.
All Invisalign® aligner and retainer materials are made of medical-grade, high molecular weight, thermoplastic polymers. These materials were selected for use in aligners and retainers based on their properties and safety classification, as well as have a long history of FDA approvals for long term use inside the human body. Tests conducted to determine the biocompatibility of these materials show they are biocompatible and pass all applicable regulatory requirements and thresholds for human wear in the mouth. o Based on our current knowledge and testing of the raw materials and processes used in the manufacture of aligners and retainers, we are not aware of any latex, parabens, phthalates, glutaraldehyde, epoxy, or Bisphenol A (BPA) present in our aligners or retainers. Of course, as with any medical device, you should consult with your health professional about your aligner or retainer treatment and any applicable risks of use.
Over 12 million people, including more than 3 million teens, have used Invisalign® clear aligners to transform their smiles.
In most cases, the cost of Invisalign® treatment is comparable to the cost of braces. Your doctor will determine the cost of your treatment based on how complex your case is and how many aligners you need. o There are several options to make Invisalign® treatment more affordable for you, from using insurance and tax-free dollars to a monthly payment plan.
Depending on the complexity of your case, you could complete your treatment in as little as 6 months. But you’ll start seeing results in a matter of weeks.
Invisalign® Treatment starts with a consultation with an Invisalign® -trained doctor. Your doctor will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise,
customized digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile. Once you approve your plan, your unique aligners will be created. You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by your doctor. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your treatment plan, until you reach your beautiful new smile.
Yes! Invisalign® treatment can be a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile. Our innovations and technological advancements make it possible to fix nearly all common teeth straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex — all without interrupting your busy life. And, thanks to a discreet blue dot on the outside of teen aligners, parents can be sure their child is wearing their clear aligners enough.
Every smile is unique, which is why your Invisalign® treatment starts with a consultation. During your consultation, your Invisalign® Provider will help you determine what Invisalign® treatment could do for your smile. We cannot guarantee a particular treatment outcome, however, we encourage you to share your treatment goals with your Invisalign® Provider at your consultation.
Invisalign® clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break. Unlike other brands, Invisalign® clear aligners are made from patented SmartTrack material, which is more comfortable and provides a better fit. Invisalign® aligners are also trimmed based on your gum line for comfort and appearance. As the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, we have successfully improved over 12 million smiles, including 3 million teen smiles.
Your Invisalign® Provider will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign® clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Your Invisalign® Provider will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
Invisalign® clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patentedthermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign® Treatment.
Invisalign® Treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removablealigners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.