The obvious potential reward for orthodontic treatment is straighter teeth that are less prone to decay and injury – but just as important is the boost to self-confidence that a better smile can provide. i-Orthodontics can help you achieve that confidence.
Adults now account for 25% of orthodontic patients. Treatment can be successful at later ages because the biological process involved in tooth movement is the same in adults as it is in children. As you prepare to make decisions about orthodontic treatment, it’s very important to be armed with the facts.
Full or Comprehensive Orthodontic treatment includes the full restoration of your smile. Smile correction can include braces, retainers, and any other orthodontic appliances that Dr. Idiculla determines to be the best fit for your unique orthodontic situation.
Orthodontic treatment quality and comfort have improved significantly over the years. As a baseline, braces may leave you sore for a few days, but they shouldn’t be painful. Whatever soreness you experience can be relieved with simple OTC pain relievers. Today’s orthodontic tools are smaller, more precise, and more comfortable thanks to technological improvements. i-Orthodontics uses the latest in braces technology and materials to provide the best treatment possiblm.
Cost will vary, of course, depending on the nature of the treatment plan. You may be surprised to discover that orthodontics is less expensive than you thought. Dr Idiculla offers various finance plans to help meet individual treatment needs. 0% finance (subject to status) is available over a 24-month period. Of course, it is important to keep in mind the lifetime value that orthodontic treatment provides.
No one can deny the importance of a winning smile. It makes a pleasing appearance, promotes self-esteem and is valuable to social and career success. Creating beautiful smiles is what orthodontics is all about. And today, orthodontic treatment is so convenient and affordable that individuals from childhood through retirement can reap the important benefits. Orthodontic treatment is important not only for a great smile and improved self-confidence, but for better dental health. Braces fit easily into today’s active lifestyles. They’re comfortable, easy to keep clean and less visible than in the past. New techniques and materials can extend the period between appointments, saving time and expense.
Orthodontics can boost a person’s self-image as the teeth, jaws and lips become properly aligned — but an attractive smile is just one of the benefits. Alleviating or preventing physical health problems is just as important. Without treatment, orthodontic problems may lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction and chewing and digestive difficulties. A “bad bite” can contribute to speech impairments, tooth loss, chipped teeth and other dental injuries.
The right age can be any age. Early examination allows us to determine when your child should be treated for maximum improvement – in the least amount of time and at the lowest cost. Certain treatment techniques provide significant benefits for patients between 6 to 11 years old. Treatment during these growth stages can achieve results not possible once face and jawbones have finished growing. Full orthodontic treatment with braces generally starts after all the permanent teeth are in place, usually at ages 12 or 13.
Early evaluation of your child’s orthodontic situation can prevent severe orthodontic issues down the road. When orthodontics are needed and used, they can guide the growth and development of your child’s smile, giving them the best opportunity to live life smiling.
Early orthodontics can help to create room for erupting teeth, improving facial symmetry, reducing oral trauma, reducing the need for tooth extraction, and more. Dr. I will help you understand all the benefits of early treatment when you come in for your first appointment.
Untreated orthodontic malocclusions can lead to a variety of oral health issues including difficulty with brushing and flossing, increased chance of chipped and broken teeth, uneven teeth wear from crossbites, and even speech impediments from openbites. Dr. I will find the best course of action to handle all your orthodontic concerns.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child should get an orthodontic screening no later than age seven. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected early, rather than waiting until jaw growth has slowed. Early treatment may mean a patient will avoid surgery or other serious corrections later in life.
Invisalign uses clear thermoplastic aligners that are developed to be a virtually invisible alternative to traditional braces. They look similar to teeth whitening trays, and are custom-made for you, to move your teeth in the path that Dr. I maps out for you.
The most well-known benefit of Invisalign aligners is that they are effectively invisible to others. No one except the most careful observers will notice you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign unless you tell them yourself. Also, the aligners are removable, allowing you to continue with your normal oral hygiene routine during treatment. And did we mention that there are no brackets or wires in the Invisalign system? Orthodontic treatment has never been easier.
The best way to clean and care for your Invisalign aligners is to use the Invisalign aligner tray cleaning system. However, you may also clean your aligners by brushing them and rinsing them in lukewarm water.
During Invisalign treatment, you will receive a set of custom-modeled aligners. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to the position of your teeth. This process is mapped out by Dr. I to ensure your treatment guides you to a beautiful smile. When the aligners are worn on the teeth, they gradually shift your teeth to the correct position. Each aligner is work for approximately two weeks, and replaced with the next aligner in the set, as scheduled by Dr. I.
Dr. I understands the commitment required for anyone considering orthodontic treatment. Invisalign costs are comparable to the cost of traditional braces. However, only Dr. I can determine the final cost of invisalign for your situation. Factors that impact cost can include treatment goals, how long treatment may last, and the difficulty of your orthodontic case. Also, it’s worth it to check with your dental insurance — a portion of your treatment may be covered by your dental health plan.
Yes. When patients follow the careful instructions of Dr. Idiculla, Invisalign Teen can be as effective as traditional braces for common teeth-straightening issues. This includes treating mild-to-severe cases, including underbite, overbite, crowding, and gaps between teeth.
Often, we have teen patients who are self-conscious about traditional braces. This is not the case with Invisalign. As Invisalign aligners are effectively invisible, your teen will not have to worry about any of the social or emotional conflict associated with wire-and-bracket braces.
Invisalign Teen is available for teens who have erupting or erupted permanent dentition. Dr. I carefully evaluates your teen’s unique orthodontic needs to determine candidacy for Invisalign Teen treatm
The average length of Invisalign Teen treatment is comparable to traditional braces, but the actual length of treatment depends on the severity of your teen’s orthodontic case. Dr. I works carefully with you to determine the best treatment schedule for your needs.
Invisalign Teen is an effectively invisible way for your teenager to straighten their teeth without the restrictions of traditional metal braces. Wire and bracket braces are a thing of the past. Invisalign uses a set of clear plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth during the course of treatment.
Since the start of the Invisalign treatment system, over 1,000,000 people have been treated with Invisalign aligners.
Top 1% Invisalign providers are an elite class of Invisalign experts, who fall in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in experience. Dr. I is Colorado’s only Invisalign Elite Top 1% preferred provider.
The company that created Invisalign, Align Technologies, Inc, was founded in 1997.
No. Invisalign aligners do not contain any BPAs or other phthalate plasticizers. Invisalign aligners and retainers are made with USP Class VI medical grade, high molecular weight, polyurethane resins.
An Invisalign Elite Provider is an orthodontist who has administered a large number of Invisalign cases and has a significant amount of Invisalign experience compared to the average orthodontist.
No, its never too late because healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Orthodontists can improve the smile of practically anyone. In fact, orthodontists regularly treat patients in their 40′s, 50′s and older!
Certainly not the estimated 1 million adults in the United States who have chosen orthodontic treatment as the route to better oral health and emotional well-being. Adults are discovering that today’s high-tech materials are light-years away from the “metal mouth” look they may have been familiar with as teenagers. i-Orthodontics Invisalign (clear aligners) and clear or tooth colored bracket options are recent innovations that use sophisticated engineering to ensure less time is spent in braces.
Not at all. Braces might not be a tropical vacation, but they are more discreet, more comfortable, and more effective than ever before. You can choose from a variety of orthodontic options including clear braces or Invisalign for a less noticeable look. Technology has greatly improved, giving us orthodontic treatments that move teeth quickly and effectively.
Braces can be incredibly effective for adults. It is ultimately your choice, but modern braces are far less noticeable than in the past. Often, adults will elect to get braces because they could not afford them when they were younger, or because their teeth have shifted over they years.
It may take longer for adults to get the same results as younger folks with it comes to orthodontic treatment. Of course, braces are affective at any age, but most insurance plans do not cover braces for patients over age 18.
Orthodontic emergencies are very rare, but when they do occur, we are available to you. As a general rule, you should call the office when you experience severe pain or when you have a painful appliance problem that you can’t take care of yourself. We will schedule an appointment to resolve the problem. There are temporary solutions to many problems that you can take care of yourself.
During the first week after your braces are in place and routine adjustments are complete, you may feel some soreness and discomfort. We generally recommend that you take an analgesic such as acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) or ibuprofen (e.g. Advil, Motrin). This, of course, is the protocol only if there are no known allergies to these medications. If you have an open sore, you can rinse with warm salt water to soothe the area.
If a brace comes loose from a tooth, it usually remains connected to the main wire and is not cause for an emergency visit. Tweezers can be used to reposition the braces if it flips around the wire and becomes a source of irritation. Call our office at your earliest convenience, as it may be necessary to schedule a separate visit to repair the loose brace(s), since repairs of this nature usually take additional time.
Sometimes a wire can cause irritation. To resolve the discomfort, push the wire away from the area using the eraser end of a pencil or a cotton swab. If the wire cannot be tucked away, cover the end of the wire with a small piece of wax or a cotton ball. If the wire is sticking you and wax does not help, the wire can be cut with a small wire cutter or nail clipper close to the back of the last brace. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, please call our office for an appointment.
If you experience trauma to the mouth, go to your nearest hospital and contact us as soon as you are able. Should you notice a loose expander or other fixed orthodontic appliance, contact us immediately. Your safety and your smile are of our utmost concern.