Invisalign® Specialist

Carl F. Lipe DDS

General Dentistry located in Denver, CO

Nobody wants braces, but everyone wants the beautiful, straight teeth they create. With Invisalign® clear aligners from Dr. Juliann Lyons at Denver Dental Implants, you get the perfectly aligned teeth you want without unsightly, painful wires and brackets. Dr. Lyons also offers Invisalign Teen® with a blue indicator dot that reminds your teenager when it’s time to switch aligners. If you live in Denver, Englewood, Aurora, Littleton, or Commerce City, Colorado, call Denver Dental Implants or book an appointment online to get started on straighter teeth today.

Invisalign® Q & A

Carl F. Lipe DDS

Why is it important to straighten my teeth?

Straighter teeth are healthier teeth. A misaligned bite can cause functional problems, preventing you from chewing and digesting your food properly.

A misaligned bite also puts extra pressure on one side of your jaw. The stress can cause your jaw to pop and click, and may even lead to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

What kinds of problems does Invisalign correct?

Invisalign aligners straighten your teeth for a more attractive appearance and healthier bite. Dr. Lyons uses Invisalign to improve the following problems:

  • Overbite: upper teeth too far over lower teeth; may have recessed jaw
  • Underbite: lower teeth close over upper teeth
  • Crossbite: upper and lower teeth cross over each other
  • Open bite: space between your upper and lower teeth when your jaw is closed
  • Crowded teeth: overlapping teeth
  • Gapped teeth: spaces between your teeth
  • Rotated teeth: teeth that are sideways or slanted

Dr. Lyons can also straighten teeth that are just slightly out of alignment to create a more beautiful and healthy-looking smile.

Why should I get Invisalign instead of traditional braces?

Invisalign has a number of advantages over traditional braces. While both correct your bite, Invisalign:

  • Works about 50% faster
  • Is nearly invisible
  • Is shaped to fit your teeth perfectly
  • Features soft, comfortable SmartTrack® Material
  • Is virtually pain-free
  • Can be removed for meals and special occasions
  • Is easy to clean
  • Keeps teeth safer (no food caught in wires)

You can even preview what your straight new teeth will look like using the SmileView™ app. And, if you don’t like your Invisalign, you can switch to another method within six months without extra cost.

How does Invisalign work?

When you come to Dr. Lyons, she creates 3D digital scans of your teeth and devises a treatment plan to bring your bite into perfect alignment. Based on this information, the Invisalign lab creates a series of custom-designed aligner trays that are each slightly different, so that they move your teeth gradually.

Every one to two weeks, you switch to a new aligner. Invisalign Teen features a dot that turns blue when it’s time to change.

You may notice changes in your teeth after just a few weeks of Invisalign. Depending on your individual case, your teeth should be straight and beautiful within one to two years. Get started now by contacting Denver Dental Implants by phone or online booking form.