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Choose an Invisalign Preferred Provider

Being an “Invisalign Preferred Provider” means that our dentists have achieved the highest level of experience within the Invisalign system. That also means they are currently among the top 5% of Invisalign providers in America. To provide you the best possible Invisalign treatment results, only a doctor who has been trained and certified by Invisalign can use it to diagnose and treat crooked teeth, tooth gaps, bite issues and other common dental problems. The dentists at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies have this Invisalign Preferred Provider expertise to produce amazing smiles and amazing results. Don’t settle for anything else!

What Is Invisalign and Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment that gets your teeth straight often in less time than traditional metal braces take to straighten. Crooked teeth and bite problems can do more than interrupt your smile. Crooked teeth lead to a higher risk for gum disease and especially tooth decay. They can also cause tooth wear and increase your risk for tooth injury, chewing difficulties and jaw pain. Crooked teeth are harder to clean, which makes cavities almost a certainty. Tooth decay also causes bad breath, which is something that no one wants to have.

Thankfully, there is orthodontic treatment through various types of braces: metal braces, lingual braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign treatment. All orthodontic appliances go in your mouth, but Invisalign is the one that is the most invisible in your smile. Developed with aesthetics in mind, this orthodontic treatment is a series of clear aligners custom-made for your mouth. For teens and adults, we custom make many aligners that you will switch out every 1-2 weeks. These aligners gradually move your teeth into proper position, moving them vertically, horizontally and even rotating crooked teeth. They do all this without you having to have a bracket bonded to your teeth, like the other orthodontic options.

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What Is an Invisalign Preferred Provider?

To keep your teeth healthy and to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, you see your dentist often. When you need to correct bite problems or malocclusion, as well as crooked teeth, you see an orthodontist. However, specially-trained dentists can provide orthodontic treatment via Invisalign. Those specially-trained dentists are what we mean when we say “Invisalign Preferred Provider”. These are professionals that have years of treating patients with Invisalign. An Invisalign Preferred Provider must treat at least 100 lifetime cases and 50 new cases a year. An Invisalign Preferred Provider is also among the top 5% of Invisalign providers in the United States.

We are an Invisalign provider for teens as well as for adults. When you choose orthodontic treatment through an Invisalign Preferred Provider, you not only get your teeth straighter, but you keep them healthy. As we are a dental office, we help straighten your teeth, but we see you often and help reduce or eliminate your risk for tooth decay and gum problems during your treatment. Orthodontists can straighten your teeth, but they can’t provide you dental treatments in the same appointment if they are needed. Essentially, you save time by using an Invisalign provider at a dental office instead of having to go to both dental and orthodontic appointments separately.

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How Do the Other Options Compare?

We mentioned the other types of orthodontic options: metal, lingual and ceramic braces. None of these other options are like Invisalign. All require that you have brackets cemented to your teeth with archwires.

  • Metal braces – These are the traditional braces most people think of when they think of orthodontics. A metal bracket is cemented to the center of each tooth and a metal archwire passes through those brackets. When you smile, you will have a mouth full of silver metal. These work great to straighten your teeth, but they aren’t the most aesthetically-pleasing option.
  • Clear braces – These are braces that are very similar to metal braces, except the material is ceramic, which is naturally white. The brackets and wires blend better to the teeth, but your braces will still be noticeable. However, ceramic material does decrease demineralization risks that can happen with metal braces.
  • Lingual braces – Out of all the metal braces, these are the most aesthetically pleasing. Lingual braces are metal braces attached to the back of your teeth on the tongue-side. People won’t be able to see these braces, but they will take up a space in your mouth where your tongue is.

All of these options are professional orthodontic options that patients get through an orthodontist. However, Invisalign can do what these other options can without having parts cemented to your teeth.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign aligners are:

  • Removable. You can take them out for sports, eating, drinking and to clean your teeth as you normally would.
  • Transparent. Many people won’t even know you have an orthodontic appliance, but they will notice that your teeth are straighter.
  • Small. They fit snugly to your teeth and take up a minimal amount of space in your mouth. They are not at all like mouthguards.
  • Healthy. You change the aligners out about every week, so they stay clean in your mouth. They are easy to brush and clean during the week and won’t get food stuck to them like braces would.

Choose Wisely

There are many options out there to straighten your teeth. However, only some are effective at actually straightening your teeth and doing it safely. Those options are ones that are provided by dental and orthodontic professionals. Although lingual, ceramic and traditional metal braces will straighten your teeth, Invisalign is the most aesthetically-pleasing compared to these other options. When you choose an Invisalign Preferred Provider, you are making an investment in your health. Only the best dentists are Invisalign Preferred Providers, and we are one of them. To have your free dental consultation today, call Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies at (970) 223-8425!