Invisalign® Dentist Lakewood

Understanding Invisalign: The Clear Alternative to Braces

Comprehensive Guide to Invisalign in Lakewood

A young women putting on her Invisalign Clear Aligners to help straighten her teeth

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed for eating and cleaning, making them a popular choice for both teens and adults. At Balanced Dental Studio, we specialize in providing top-tier Invisalign treatment in Lakewood, ensuring our patients achieve beautiful, straight smiles with minimal discomfort and disruption to their daily lives.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign treatment involves a series of custom-made aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the process:

  • Initial Consultation and Treatment Planning

    Our process begins with a comprehensive consultation where we assess your dental needs and determine whether Invisalign is the right choice. Using advanced 3D imaging technology, we create a precise treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. This allows us to visually represent your teeth before, during, and after treatment.

  • Custom Aligners

    Once your treatment plan is finalized, we create a series of custom aligners specifically designed for your teeth. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next set. These aligners are made from a smooth, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional braces might.

  • Progress Monitoring

    Regular check-ups every 6-8 weeks help us monitor your progress and ensure your treatment is on track. During these visits, we provide you with the next sets of aligners and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

  • Completion and Retention

    After completing your series of aligners, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your new smile. Retainers are crucial in ensuring that your teeth remain in their new positions. We offer several retainer options tailored to your specific needs.

Benefits of Choosing Invisalign

Discreet Appearance

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. This is a significant advantage for adults and teenagers who may feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces.

Comfort and Convenient

The smooth plastic aligners are designed for comfort and can be easily removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. This makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene compared to traditional braces, which can trap food and make cleaning teeth more challenging.

Effective and Predictable Results

Thanks to advanced 3D imaging technology, Invisalign provides highly accurate and predictable results. The ability to visualize your treatment plan from start to finish ensures that you know exactly what to expect.

Invisalign® for Teens

Invisalign is an excellent choice for teenagers who are self-conscious about their appearance or are involved in activities such as sports and music. The aligners provide a flexible and comfortable option that fits seamlessly into their lifestyle. Additionally, Invisalign Teen aligners come with compliance indicators to help track wear time and ensure the treatment stays on track.

Teenage Girl Putting an Invisalign Aligner Into Her Mouth

Ideal Candidates for Invisalign

Invisalign is suitable for treating a variety of orthodontic issues, including:

  • Crowded teeth

  • Gaps between teeth

  • Overbite

  • Underbite

  • Crossbite

The cost of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the length of treatment required. At Belmar Park Dental Care, we offer flexible financing options and work with most insurance providers to help make Invisalign affordable for our patients.

Choosing Invisalign at Belmar Park Dental Care means entrusting your smile to experienced professionals dedicated to providing top-quality orthodontic care. With our personalized approach and advanced technology, we help you achieve a straight, beautiful smile discreetly and comfortably. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about how Invisalign can transform your smile.

Stop dreaming of a perfect smile, and make it a reality with a visit to our office in Lakewood.

Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners

Proper care of your aligners is essential to maintain their clarity and effectiveness. Here are some tips to ensure your aligners stay clean and functional:
  • Cleaning Your Aligners
    Clean your aligners daily using a soft toothbrush and mild soap. Avoid using toothpaste, as it can be abrasive and cause scratches on the aligners, making them more visible.
  • Proper Handling
    Always use the provided case to store your aligners when you’re not wearing them to prevent loss or damage. Avoid placing them in napkins or tissue, as they can be easily thrown away by mistake.
  • Maintaining Oral Hygiene
    Brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back in to prevent food particles and bacteria from getting trapped between your teeth and the aligners. This helps avoid cavities and gum disease during your treatment.

Transform Your Smile with Invisalign!

Experience the future of orthodontics with Invisalign Clear Aligners. Clear, comfortable, and custom-made for your unique smile needs.