Invisalign Specialists in Fort Collins

Invisalign offers teens and adults the benefits of traditional braces with added convenience and flexibility. Trust Goings Orthodontics to expertly align smiles for patients across all age groups in Windsor, Fort Collins, and nearby regions.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign treatment involves a sequence of clear, detachable aligners that straighten your teeth and enhance your dental health. It's shown to be as effective as conventional braces for many common dental alignment issues when followed correctly.

At your first appointment, we'll take x-rays and digital scans to generate an accurate 3D model of your teeth. This model helps us create a custom-fitted aligner tailored to your smile. Made from a smooth, comfortable material, the aligner snugly covers your teeth. You'll need to change these personalized aligners every one to two weeks to accommodate your teeth as they shift to their correct positions.

What are the advantages of opting for Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners offer the distinct advantage of being almost invisible, with the added benefit of being removable. This design allows you to take them out before eating or drinking anything besides water, eliminating the concern of food particles getting trapped in traditional braces' brackets or wires. They should also be removed for brushing and flossing, making it simpler to keep up with oral hygiene practices. This ease of access to your teeth is crucial for maintaining their health throughout the orthodontic process.

With Invisalign, there's no need to worry about dietary restrictions, a common challenge with conventional braces. Since the aligners can be removed, you're free to enjoy your favorite meals and beverages without the risk of staining. However, it's important to remove the aligners before eating and to clean them with warm water at least once or twice daily.

Additionally, Invisalign eliminates the discomfort of sharp wires and the need for adjustment appointments typical of traditional braces. Although Invisalign users must still attend check-up visits every 6-8 weeks to monitor progress, this is a minor inconvenience compared to the frequent adjustments required by traditional orthodontic methods.

Understanding the Invisalign Process at Fort Collins

The Invisalign method is quite simple. You will wear each set of aligners for roughly two weeks, removing them only for eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. With each new set of aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into their new, desired positions.

During your appointments at Goings Orthodontics, we'll monitor your progress to ensure the treatment is on track. It's crucial to switch your aligners as directed and wear them according to instructions. This adherence is key to achieving a successful outcome with Windsor Invisalign. Your aligners are tailor-made for your specific dental requirements and must be updated regularly to accommodate your teeth's movement towards alignment. Failing to change your aligners as needed or missing appointments can reverse any progress made.

It's important to note that individual responses to orthodontic treatment vary. Invisalign, being a less invasive alternative to braces for straightening teeth, means it's difficult to predict exactly how long a patient will need to wear their aligners to see positive, significant changes. On average, treatment duration ranges from 6 to 18 months, but this can differ greatly depending on the individual. The effectiveness of the treatment largely depends on patient compliance.

Our average treatment estimates are based on patients adhering to recommended practices, including wearing the aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day throughout the treatment period. Deviating from this schedule can prolong the treatment duration. Invisalign's success hinges on patients following the prescribed regimen.

Schedule an appointment for Invisalign in Fort Collins today!

To learn more about Fort Collins Invisalign, or to find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.