About Invisalign


Invisalign at Johnson Orthodontics

Invisalign teen was designed to address the unique needs of young adults. The treatment aligners accommodate for the continuing and natural eruption of young-adult permanent teeth. Invisalign teen  also includes Compliance Indicators, which fade from blue to clear to provide a visual gauge of approximate wear time. And, if an aligner is accidentally lost,we provide up to six free individual replacement aligners.

What is an Elite Provider?Invisalign Elite_2015logo

A doctors overall experience level reflects the relative number of patients he/she has treated with Invisalign aligners. After Invisalign’s weekend training course a dentist will become a Preferred Provider. After 50 cases they will earn Premier Preferred Provider status. We are currently an Elite Provider and having treated over 350 Invisalign patients and  our Invisalign practice is growing every year. In addition to treating adults, we treat teenagers with Invisalign clear aligners (Invisalign Teen).

Why should I Choose Johnson Orthodontics, an Elite Provider, for you Invisalign Treatment?

Elite Providers must treat 50 patients each year with Invisalign to maintain their status.  Orthodontists and General Dentists that are not comfortable with Invisalign often hesitate to offer aligner therapy for orthodontic candidates. Dr Johnson attends many hours of Invisalign specific continuing education each year.  Continuing education is essential for an orthodontist to keep abreast of latest techniques in orthodontics.

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

Have you been told you are not a candidate for Invisalign? You are not alone, when Invisalign was first offered to the public it was largely experimental. Since its introduction many new advances in Invisalign and Orthodontics have made it possible for us to use Invisalign on more difficult bites. In the more difficult cases we use Invisalign with some of our more cosmetic orthodontic appliances so the you can obtain an more predictable functional and aesthetic smile.

If you would like to see if you are a candidate for the updated Invisalign System, please contact our office.

Why Choose Johnson Orthodontics in Colorado Springs For Your Invisalign Treatment?

We feel confident that you will feel comfortable with our caring  and highly trained orthodontic team. Dr Johnson exceeds the Colorado State and Invisalign’s Continuing Education requirement by attending specialized training meetings.  This additional training is essential  for us to keep up to date with the latest advancements in Invisalign and other orthodontic techniques.

Fits Teenagers Busy Lifestyle

Feel confident in any situation. Invisalign teen is a treatment solution with a set of custom-fit aligners that are virtually invisible and can be removed as needed. Take them out to eat, play sports, or for special occasions as long as they are worn for the prescribed number of hours each day. It is a clear alternative to traditional wires and brackets.

About Invisalign1How Invisalign Works

  • Series of clear, removable aligners
  • Custom-molded to fit your teeth
  • Remove aligners to eat, brush and floss
  • Aligners reposition teeth often in about a year or less
  • The choice of over 890,000 people

Invisalign uses a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of brackets and wires. So up close it’s really hard for people to tell you’re undergoing treatment. This treatment can give you the smile you’ve always wanted without the braces.

About Invisalign2So invisible …
no one will notice

Invisalign can help you get the great smile you’ve always wanted because it’s Invisible, so no one can tell you’re straightening your teeth. Now you can smile during treatment as well as after.

Removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment; plus brushing and flossing are no problem.

Comfortable, because it has no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.

So invisible… no one will notice Invisalign uses a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of brackets and wires. So, up close it’s really hard for people to tell you’re wearing Invisalign. Dr. Johnson will provide this treatment so you can have the smile you’ve always wanted without the braces.

Now there is a new way to straighten teeth without braces by Dr. Johnson.

About Invisalign3You can still enjoy your favorite foods, and smile without holding back. With Invisalign, there’s nothing to hide.

Proven Results
In both clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide, Invisalign has been proven effective at straightening teeth. Dr. Johnson’s Invisalign treatment takes about the same length of time as traditional braces and is often more comfortable. Thousands of patients are taking advantage of this revolutionary treatment.

Convenient treatment at our office

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Throughout treatment, we will arrange for check-up appointments about every six weeks to make sure that treatment is progressing as predicted. As treatment nears completion, we will design a retention plan to help you keep your smile for life.

Talk to Dr. Johnson today to see if Invisalign or Invisalign teen is right for you. You can sleep knowing that your treatment is being diagnosed and monitored by Dr. Johnson, an Invisalign-trained orthodontic specialist. If invisible braces in Colorado Springs are what you are looking for, you’ve come to the right place.

Diagnosis and treatment plan by an Invisalign-trained orthodontist – Dr. Johnson

At Johnson Orthodontics we will give you an initial examination to determine if Invisalign treatment is right for you. At that time, we will be able to let you know if you qualify for orthodontic insurance benefits and the estimated cost and length of treatment.

If it appears that Invisalign is an option, we will take photographs, x-rays, and an impression of your teeth. When the treatment plan is complete, your records will be sent to Invisalign along with Dr. Johnson’s instructions. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign will translate Dr. Johnson’s instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners.

You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. Each set of aligners will gradually move your teeth closer and closer to the desired result. You will need to wear these aligners all the time except when you are eating, drinking, or cleaning your teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will wearing the lnvisalign aligners affect my speech?
A: Like all orthodontic treatments, aligners may temporarily affect your speech. However, as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp or minor speech impediment caused by the aligners should disappear.

Q: Will the treatment be painful?
A: Most people experience tooth soreness for a few days after each new tray. This is normal. It is a sign that the lnvisalign aligners are working.

Q: Are there restrictions on what I can eat?
A: In general, no. Unlike traditional orthodontics, you can usually eat and drink whatever you desire because you remove your aligners.

Q: What are the bumps for on my aligners?
A: Some of the movements require attachments to help the aligner grip and rotate the teeth. The attachments are bonded to your teeth and the bumps on the aligners fit over that attachments to better grip the otherwise slippery teeth.

Q: Can I drink hot or cold beverages while wearing lnvisalign?
A: Except for water, we recommend that you do not eat or drink while wearing the aligners. This is to avoid formation of cavities and stains, and warping of the aligners with extremely hot drinks.

Q: Can I chew gum while wearing lnvisalign aligners?
A: No, gum will stick to the aligners. We recommend removing your aligners for all meals and snacks.

Q: Will smoking or chewing tobacco stain the aligners?
A: Yes, We recommend against using tobacco while wearing aligners because of the possibility of aligner discoloration.

Q: What if I lose or break an lnvisalign aligner?
A: In some cases you can move on to the next aligner. In the event that you don’t have the next aligner. Immediately inform your doctor. We will need to order new trays.

Q: What should I do if my new lnvisalign aligner doesn’t snap onto my teeth?
A: Minor discrepancies between the new aligner and the current tooth position are normal since the teeth need time to conform to the new aligner position.

Find out if Invisalign treatment is an option for you to get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

Call today at (719) 596-3081 for a FREE Invisalign consultation.

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