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Invisalign and Other Treatment Options

Orthodontic Treatment

At Owens Orthodontics, we are a group of professionals committed to providing our patients with exceptional care and great results. By clearly communicating what you can expect during the orthodontic process as well as what kind of results you can expect, we make patients feel confident in their care. Whether it be limited treatment, a full set of braces, Invisalign® or no treatment at all, Dr. Owens will always recommend what is best for you.

Dr. Owens is a Certified Invisalign® Provider, which means he is an expert in offering this type of treatment. Consider Invisalign® to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted – without braces. Schedule your complimentary consultation where Dr. Owens will assess which type of treatment will be best for you, suggest exactly what is necessary and determine if Invisalign® is right for you.

Invisalign®

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign® is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can even tell you’re wearing them, which means you will be able to smile with confidence during treatment as well as after. Invisalign® is made with 3-D computer imaging technology, and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the U.S. and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign®.

Why would I want Invisalign® over other options?

Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are no problem. The aligners are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign® also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

How does Invisalign® work?

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Owens has recommended. You’ll visit Dr. Owens about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages nine to 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30. Both will vary from case to case.

Learn more about Invisalign® on their website at www.invisalign.com.

Invisalign Teen®

Invisalign® works for teens, too! Between school, sports and being social, traditional braces may not be the ideal choice of orthodontic treatment for teens. With Invisalign Teen®, we can offer straight teeth without metal braces and wires to our younger patients, providing them with the same amount of convenience and confidence we offer adults. Enjoy all the foods you love, play your favorite sports, and most importantly, feel comfortable.

To learn more about Invisalign Teen®, click here.

Lingual Orthodontics

Lingual Orthodontics are those attached to the inside surface of the tooth, rather than the outside surface. Because the braces are placed on the inside of the tooth, they are nearly invisible, providing patients with exactly the right orthodontic treatment they need without the look of traditional braces. Lingual Orthodontic treatment is a great option for patients who may feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces, present or are in the public eye frequently, or those who want to maintain a professional appearance. Get the straight, beautiful smile you want without the look of traditional braces!

Acceledent® Aura

AcceleDent® Aura is an easy-to-use device designed to provide fast orthodontic treatment through 20-minute daily use. The hands-free mouthpiece is placed over your existing orthodontics and worn for 20 minutes each day, speeding up the movement of your teeth through SoftPulse Technology™. Cut the duration of your treatment and see results fast with the help of AcceleDent® Aura.

Learn more about AcceleDent® on their website at here www.acceledent.com.

Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics straightens your jaw and improves facial appearance. Just as orthodontics repositions teeth, surgical orthodontics (also known as orthognathic surgery) corrects jaw irregularities to improve the patient’s ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Moving the jaws also moves the teeth, so braces are always performed in conjunction with jaw correction. This helps make sure teeth are in their proper positions after surgery.

Who needs surgical orthodontics?

Your orthodontist will consider surgical orthodontic treatment for non-growing adult patients with improper bites and those with facial aesthetic concerns. Jaw growth is usually completed by age 16 for girls and 18 for boys. All growth must be completed before jaw surgery can be performed. However, the pre-surgical tooth movements can begin one to two years prior to these ages.

How does it work?

During your orthodontic treatment, which usually lasts six to 18 months, you wear braces and will visit your orthodontist for scheduled adjustments. As your teeth move with the braces, you may think that your bite is getting worse rather than better. However, when your jaws are placed into proper alignment during orthognathic surgery, the teeth will then fit into their proper positions.

Surgery is performed in the hospital with an oral surgeon, and may take several hours, depending on the amount and type of surgery needed. In lower jaw surgery, the jawbone behind the teeth is separated and the tooth-bearing portion is moved forward or backward, as needed. In upper jaw surgery, the jaw can be repositioned forward or backward, or the jaw can be raised or lowered. Certain movements may require the jaws to be separated, with bone added/removed to achieve the proper alignment and stability. Other facial bones that contribute to alignment may also be repositioned or augmented.

When you have completed surgery, you should be able to return to school or work within two weeks. After the necessary healing time (about four to eight weeks), your orthodontist “fine-tunes” your bite. In most cases, braces are removed within six to 12 months following surgery. After your braces are removed, you will wear a retainer to maintain your beautiful new smile.

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Owens Orthodontics
1780 South Bellaire St.
Suite 345
Denver, CO 80222
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