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Invisalign and oral health, from Parker Orthodontics

July 26th, 2010

We've discussed Invisalign treatment in previous posts, but today would like to share with you a few of the oral health benefits associated with Invisalign, which is a series of removable aligners that are not only nearly invisible, but they can straighten your teeth just as effectively as braces, and can even improve your oral health. Here’s how:

Healthy gums: Straight teeth allow a close fit for gums. This lessens the gum stress that is caused by crowded or widely spaced teeth, thus also reducing red and swollen gums.

Easy cleaning: Invisalign is removable, therefore brushing and flossing is easier and you are able to maintain a healthy mouth. These habits are vital to avoiding tooth decay, plaque and even gum disease.

Improved speech and chewing: Properly-aligned teeth don’t have the discomfort or compound speech impediments that can be caused by crowded teeth or a deteriorating jawbone.

If you have any questions about Invisalign, just ask Dr. Jeff Collins the next time you’re in for an appointment. Or, you may post your question on our Facebook page! We hope you had a great weekend!

Invisalign at Parker Orthodontics: How does it work? [Video]

June 20th, 2010

Perhaps you've wondered how Invisalign treatment at Parker Orthodontics manages to straighten teeth without using traditional metal braces? The Invisalign system is a state-of-the-art system of clear, removable aligners that we proudly offer at our convenient offices in Parker, Elizabeth and Castle Rock. Dr. Jeff Collins is a Certified Invisalign Provider in the greater Denver area, offering Invisalign for teens and adults. If you've been wanting to straighten your teeth but are unsure about going through traditional orthodontic treatment, please give us a call to learn if Invisalign is the right treatment for you!

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Ask Dr. Collins: Is Invisalign® for me?

April 19th, 2010

Part of what makes Invisalign really "sing" is that clear aligners are customized for pretty much anyone's mouth. To find out if you are the right candidate for Invisalign treatment, the first thing Dr. Collins does is take an impression of your teeth and digitizes it. Using special software, he looks at the current positioning of your teeth and compares it to the way your teeth should look.

Next we use special software to map out the exact path your teeth will take from the beginning of your treatment to the end. Based on the results, a set of custom aligners are created just for your pearly whites. Throughout the course of treatment, you will be required to wear these clear, removable aligners one at a time; each one moving your teeth closer and closer to their final, perfectly aligned position. The best thing about it all? No one around you will even know you are wearing braces!

Dr. Jeffrey Collins is a certified Invisalign provider in the greater Denver area. If you have questions about Invisalign, or would like to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment at Parker Orthodontics, please give us a call.

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