Treat a Variety of Orthodontic Issues with Invisalign®
Many patients want to address misalignment, gaps, or overcrowding in their smiles but are hesitant about committing to a lengthy traditional orthodontic treatment. After a personalized consultation, Dr. Hua Gao can help you determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign® treatment. Our office in Aurora, CO, can perform each phase of Invisalign® treatment, and also offers Invisalign® Express, an expedited option that achieves minor tooth movement for a permanent aesthetic enhancement.
Your Initial Consultation
We begin each Invisalign® consultation by educating you on your options and showing you images of other Invisalign® patients. For your convenience, we also provide an informational video that can answer questions you may still have about treatment. If Invisalign® is a good option for you, we can take x-rays, intraoral photos, and traditional impressions on the same day that we conduct your consultation.
We will send these images to Invisalign® technicians who will provide us with an accurate treatment timeline and proposal. If you are pleased with the treatment plan, we will initiate the fabrication of your custom Invisalign® aligners. There is no cost associated with the consultation, and if you do not feel comfortable beginning Invisalign® or do not qualify for treatment, we can coordinate your treatment with a local orthodontist.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
On average, Invisalign® treatment will take about twelve months. During this time, you will switch to a new set of aligners every two weeks and visit our office to monitor your progress approximately every six weeks. Your aligners will gently reposition your teeth into a straighter, more symmetrical position. To ensure the successful and efficient completion of your treatment, aligners should be worn at least 22 hours per day.
Why Choose Invisalign®?
Invisalign® aligners are transparent and subtle. Those around you will barely notice you are wearing them. You can work on your smile without the aesthetic and uncomfortable side effects of metal braces. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners can be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating.
While traditional braces typically require a treatment time of 24 months, the average Invisalign® treatment takes about half that time.
The aligners are not made of metal, nor do they involve brackets. Therefore, patients do not have to worry about broken brackets or discomfort inside their mouth. While traditional braces typically require a treatment time of 24 months, the average Invisalign® treatment takes about half that time. Patients who are eligible for Invisalign® Express can usually complete their treatment in as little as three to six months.
Cost of Invisalign® Treatment
Untreated malocclusion or overcrowding can have negative effects on your overall oral health. Investing in Invisalign® treatment can help you avoid more costly, restorative procedures in the future. Although the cost of Invisalign® will vary depending on the extent of your condition, treatment will typically range anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000 including the cost of your retainers. Retainers help prevent your teeth from shifting following treatment. In order to help you finance your treatment, our office accepts CareCredit®. We can discuss payment options during your consultation.
Straighten Your Teeth Today
Your Invisalign® consultation is free, and patients can decide whether to pursue treatment after reviewing their custom treatment plan with Dr. Hua Gao. For more information about Invisalign® treatment, call H&M Family Dentistry at (303) 353-9611 or contact us online today.
"My experience was great from beginning to end. Every staff person is super friendly and good at what they do. I haven't had any experience that was overly painful. The hygienists there are able to make you comfortable and relaxed the entire time."Nakita B.