Have you ever wished you could have straight teeth fast, but just couldn’t bear the thought of a mouth full of wires, brackets, and various other metal hardware?

There are many people who are self-conscious about their crooked teeth. Some of us never had the chance to have braces when we were kids. You may have had braces and found that over the years your teeth have become crowded and crooked again.

Take a minute to think about your smile:

  • Do you notice teeth that don’t line up right when you smile? Have you ever wondered who else is noticing the same thing?
  • Have you stopped smiling in public, or stopped smiling entirely?
  • Do you feel good and confident about how your smile looks in pictures (Does Instagram have a ‘straight teeth’ filter?), or do you have to smile with your lips closed?
  • Does food get caught in the spaces between and around your crooked teeth?

Which of these situations applies to you?

Fortunately, there’s hope for straight, great-looking teeth without looking like a high-school student again (hm, well, would that really be so bad??). Adults and teens with crooked teeth can both benefit from the innovation of Invisalign. Your Invisalign dentist in Fort Collins can help you make a beautiful smile a reality. Just imagine smiling with confidence every time you feel like it.

Invisalign is an advanced clear aligner system that straightens smiles faster and more discreetly than traditional metal braces. Invisalign revolutionized the tooth movement industry 20 years ago and has continually developed their technology to provide better and more-effective treatment for crooked teeth. They have partnered with local dentists to make it possible to have a beautiful smile without the hassle of wires and brackets. This has given hope to millions of adults who always wanted straighter teeth.

Why Should I Choose Invisalign?

Never heard of clear aligners? These almost-invisible trays snap over your teeth and are worn like a retainer. Since Invisalign aligners are removable and have no wires or brackets, you don’t have to avoid sticky or crunchy foods like you would with traditional braces. You can also clean your teeth normally without worrying about hidden crevices in your braces.

Adults love Invisalign because it’s so unnoticeable and unobtrusive. If you have to present at a meeting, you take them out for an hour. Have a big date or need to make a perfect first impression? Take them out for an evening.

You wear each aligner for one to two weeks before switching it out for the next one. Each aligner is a slightly different shape that puts appropriate light pressure on the teeth to straighten them. Invisalign applies smaller, more even pressure on the teeth over time than traditional braces. This is the ideal way to move teeth quickly and safely. Many cases can be completed in only 12 to 18 months.

clear aligners

How do I get started with Invisalign?

The first step in the Invisalign process is to visit your dentist for an in-depth evaluation. Dr. Gray will look carefully at your teeth and your bite and discuss whether Invisalign is a good way to straighten your teeth.

If you’re a good candidate, Dr. Gray will take impressions of your teeth and send them to Invisalign. Then he will use Invisalign’s virtual technology to plan how to move the teeth.  Once this plan is in place, Dr. Gray can show you what your smile will look like after treatment. He can also tell you how long treatment is likely to take, and what steps he will take if teeth don’t move quite as expected.

Following approval of the plan, aligners will arrive in about 10 days and you can start on your way to a great-looking smile without the embarrassment or pain of brackets and wires.

Are you interested in learning more about straightening your teeth with an Invisalign dentist in Fort Collins? Call our dental office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gray.