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January is a month of setting goals: a fresh start, the beginning of a brand new year. Why not include a brand new smile?

Although many people associate braces and orthodontic care with pre-teen to teenage years, you can get a straighter, healthier smile at any age! Afraid of “brace-face”? Don’t worry – we have a solution for that, too.

Invisalign® may be what you are looking for. Rather than traditional brackets, bands, and wires, Invisalign® uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners that shift teeth into proper position. As the name suggests, they are clear enough to be almost invisible, which makes them an excellent option for discreet oral care. They are also removable, so you are free to enjoy sports, play instruments, take selfies, and eat whatever you want without the discomfort or hassle of traditional “hardware”.

Aligners are completely custom, created for your mouth, to follow a customized care plan that will be recommended by Dr. Holsteen for your specific oral health needs. Aligners are usually changed every 2 weeks, and you will see Dr. Holsteen regularly during the course of treatment. The aligners can shift teeth horizontally, vertically, or even rotate them if necessary. Invisalign® can be just as effective as braces – without most of the hassles.

For more information on Invisalign®, contact Dr. Dan Holsteen’s team at Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry. We are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and can be reached at (719) 598-3502. We look forward to helping you toward better oral health and a straighter smile for a lifetime!