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Invisible Braces

Yampa Valley Family Dentistry -  - Family & General Dentist

Yampa Valley Family Dentistry

Family & General Dentist located in Craig, CO

If you have crooked, misaligned, or overcrowded teeth, you may want to consider orthodontic treatment with invisible braces. Unlike traditional braces, invisible braces don’t use brackets, wires, or rubber bands. At Yampa Valley Family Dentistry in Craig, Colorado, family and general dentist, Jason Shockley, MS, DDS, and the team regularly correct orthodontic issues using invisible braces like ClearCorrect. To request your invisible braces consultation today, call the office or click the online booking tool.

Invisible Braces

What are invisible braces?

Invisible braces are a cutting-edge type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of thin, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth and move them into the proper position.

The dentists at Yampa Valley Family Dentistry offer two different types of invisible braces: ClearCorrect™ and Invisalign®. 

What is the difference between ClearCorrect and Invisalign?

ClearCorrect and Invisalign are very similar. The main difference is that ClearCorrect aligners are made from polyurethane resin, while Invisalign aligners are made of an FDA-approved thermoplastic known as SmartTrack®. 

In addition, treatment with ClearCorrect is usually more affordable than Invisalign. The team at Yampa Valley Family Dentistry works to provide high-quality orthodontic treatment at the lowest possible cost.

If you’re on a tight budget but want an attractive smile, ClearCorrect is worth looking into.

What types of issues can invisible braces correct?

The providers at Yampa Valley Family Dentistry prescribe invisible braces to correct a variety of oral imperfections, including:

  • Overcrowding
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Overbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned jaws


You might also benefit from orthodontic treatment with invisible braces if you have gaps or spaces between your teeth. 

What is the process for getting invisible braces?

Invisible braces treatment begins with a comprehensive consultation at Yampa Valley Family Dentistry. During your appointment, your provider evaluates your smile and the alignment of your jaws. Afterward, they take digital impressions of your teeth and upload them into a computer program.

After uploading your impressions, your Yampa Valley Family Dentistry provider creates a digital treatment plan that maps out the step-by-step movements of your teeth.

Once your dentist approves your treatment plan, they send your impressions to a dental laboratory that manufactures your invisible braces. 

To achieve the best possible results, you’re asked to wear your invisible braces for 20-22 hours each day. Every one or two weeks, you return to Yampa Valley Family Dentistry and change into a new set of clear aligners. 

How long does treatment with invisible braces take?

The length of treatment with invisible braces varies from person to person. However, most people see significant improvements in their smiles in a period of 12-18 months. After you’re done wearing your invisible braces, you switch to a retainer. 

To learn more about treatment with invisible braces, make an orthodontic appointment at Yampa Valley Family Dentistry today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.