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Is Invisalign Teen Right for My Child?

At PeakView Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we offer Invisalign Teen® as a solution for straightening teeth. Parents may call our dental office looking for information, wondering if Invisalign® can sufficiently straighten their child's teeth. Orthodontics is familiar and still effective but Invisalign® is relatively new and most parents never had access to this solution. If you are in this situation, the best way to find out about your child's options is to call (303) 578-5800 and schedule an appointment. We are located in the Boulder and are happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Here are some that we are asked on a regular basis:

Can Invisalign Teen® actually straighten teeth?

Yes, it most definitely can. Teeth are moved using consistent pressure. With braces, the pressure is applied using metal brackets and wires. Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligners that slip around the teeth like retainers. They work as effectively as braces to solve mild to severe cases of crooked teeth and alignment issues. The key is that you must bring your child to a dentist that is trained in how to administer the Invisalign® treatment.

In order for your teen to wear Invisalign® they need to have all of their permanent teeth. At PeakView Dentistry, we can examine them and let you know whether or not it is the right time to get started. Most of the time, we will recommend Invisalign® starting in high school.

Any time that someone uses orthodontics to straighten their teeth, there is a level of responsibility necessary to ensure that the process goes smoothly. In most cases, teenage patients are incredibly responsible and statistically, most teens will wear their aligners for 21 hours a day. However, there are cases in which the teenage patient does not wear the aligners properly and faces issues because of it. If your child tends to be more absent-minded than not, traditional braces may be a better solution because they are permanently secured to the teeth and you only need to remind them to brush and floss carefully. With Invisalign Teen®, there are significant conveniences that are associated with this solution and the biggest ones come from the fact that the aligners are removable. Teens love this! They can act, behave, look, and eat like normal because the aligners come out. At PeakView Dentistry, we encourage this convenient solution for our teenage and adult patients. However, knowing that something comes out, also means that they have to remember to put it back in. That is where the responsibility piece comes into play. If they lose an aligner, it can be replaced. The challenge is that if they simply forget to wear it, the process will not work. For this reason, it is important to evaluate the responsibility level and overall personality of your child to determine if they are ready. If you live in the Boulder area, bring them in for a consultation. We can have a heart to heart, let them know what the treatment entails and see if we can get them to commit to wearing the aligners. They may surprise you by how committed they are, once they see this as an alternative to traditional braces.

Absolutely. At PeakView Dentistry, we can evaluate and examine your teen to let you know whether or not they are a good candidate for Invisalign®. When you meet with a dentist, it is difficult to know how much training they have on this particular product. While your general dentist may do an excellent job with preventative care or restorations, Invisalign® may be new to their practice. This is why you should always seek a second opinion when told that you or your child cannot have a specific treatment you are interested in.

How do I get started with Invisalign®?

The process is simple. Call 303-578-5800 and schedule an appointment with our dental office. We can examine your teen’s teeth, let you know if they are ready for Invisalign® now, or when they will be. Next, we will discuss all of the steps involved in the process with you and your teen, so that everyone understands what to expect. There will be some paperwork to sign and financial considerations to discuss with our office manager. If you need help financing the treatment, let us know now so that we can help you find a solution.

 

Next, we will schedule a visit to take digital images of your teen’s mouth, along with measurements. These images will be uploaded into the computer so that we can begin to project out the treatment plan. Step by step, we plan for how the teeth will move from where they are today to where they are supposed to be. This takes time but is critically important for ensuring that they move in a set and steady pattern. This information will then be sent to the Invisalign® lab where they will produce a series of customized aligners. Each aligner is designed to move your teen’s teeth. One aligner will make a slight difference in their position but when worn in a series, they will move their teeth into a perfectly straight position. Once all of the aligners have been created to our specifications, they will be delivered in a series for your teen to wear and then switch out at home. Typically, each aligner is worn for two weeks until it becomes loose and then needs to be switched out for the next one in the series. By following our careful instructions and keeping regularly scheduled appointments, your teen can have a beautiful smile in no time.

Meet Our Doctors

Discover the passion and commitment that drives our dental team

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Dr. Kwiatkowski

Dr. Adam Kwiatkowski, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has received multiple awards for his outstanding achievements in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is a recipient of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists’ Pre-doctoral Student Achievement Award and a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

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Dr. Hearne

Dr. Hearne, originally from Las Vegas, was inspired to become a dentist at the age of 12 by a close family friend who was a renowned dentist. With a foundation in customer service and excellence from his early career in the hotel industry, Dr. Hearne was further inspired to become a compassionate caregiver for his patients after the passing of his younger brother to cystic fibrosis at the age of 7.

Dr. Olsen

I was born in Ogden, Utah and always knew I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. After serving an LDS mission in South Africa and getting married, I studied biology at Weber State University and attended the prestigious Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. There, I received multiple awards for clinical excellence before settling down in St. George with my family.

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Danea Sharp

5/5
January 29, 2024
The BEST people – not only do they care about your oral health, but they care about you. I can’t say enough good things about Dr.K and his staff. They work with my needs and listen, and also work with you financially. They have become like family to me and I’m sure you would feel the same!

Andi Voogel

5/5
January 23, 2024
I initially connected with Ashley who was extremely helpful setting up my appointments and explaining the process. Everyone was very friendly, and I appreciated the transparency about treatment billing.

Keith Jorgensen

5/5
January 4, 2024
Very nice view from the chair in the exam room. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful decorated office. Very relaxing environment.

Austin Kudrna

5/5
December 30, 2023
I went in for a free consultation for some dental implants, I was a little nervous and even self conscious about my teeth and some of the problems I’ve been having. The staff there did such a wonderful job of answering questions and letting me know all my options and helped me make a plan. Very helpful, very polite and very informative, I walked out with all my questions answered.

Mack Maine954

5/5
December 30, 2023
Love Ashly she walk me thru all my steps about the inplants made me feel comfortable so now I’m ready to get this ball rolling thanks Ashly u rock 🤟🏿🤟🏿

Mr jermaine

5/5
December 29, 2023
Ashley made me feel comfortable and told me everything I needed to no about my procedure she’s the best can’t wait to have my procedure done Ashley u rock🤘🏿

thomas medina

5/5
December 14, 2023
I think everyone in the office is so willing to help. It’s amazing how they make you feel, but my favorite is Ashley.

Gina Putnam

5/5
October 8, 2023
Everyone is very professional, super friendly, and makes sure that you can achieve the aesthetics that you’re looking for within your budget. Ashley is one of the best! She’s helped both my Mom and me and made us feel very comfortable every time we’re in the office. I highly recommend this office for implants, whether it’s 1 tooth or a full mouth full! I like this place so much that I actually drive all the way from the airport area to this Boulder location!

Achieve Amazing Smiles with Invisalign in Boulder!

Reveal the beautiful smile you deserve by trusting Invisalign in Boulder. Our specialists are happy to create a customized plan for straightening your teeth and will ensure amazing results. Don’t wait – start achieving your perfect smile today with Invisalign process.

Achieve Amazing Smiles with Invisalign in Boulder!

Reveal the beautiful smile you deserve by trusting Invisalign in Boulder. Our specialists are happy to create a customized plan for straightening your teeth and will ensure amazing results. Don’t wait – start achieving your perfect smile today with Invisalign process.

What our customers say

Danea Sharp

5/5
January 29, 2024
The BEST people – not only do they care about your oral health, but they care about you. I can’t say enough good things about Dr.K and his staff. They work with my needs and listen, and also work with you financially. They have become like family to me and I’m sure you would feel the same!

Andi Voogel

5/5
January 23, 2024
I initially connected with Ashley who was extremely helpful setting up my appointments and explaining the process. Everyone was very friendly, and I appreciated the transparency about treatment billing.

Keith Jorgensen

5/5
January 4, 2024
Very nice view from the chair in the exam room. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful decorated office. Very relaxing environment.

Austin Kudrna

5/5
December 30, 2023
I went in for a free consultation for some dental implants, I was a little nervous and even self conscious about my teeth and some of the problems I’ve been having. The staff there did such a wonderful job of answering questions and letting me know all my options and helped me make a plan. Very helpful, very polite and very informative, I walked out with all my questions answered.

Mack Maine954

5/5
December 30, 2023
Love Ashly she walk me thru all my steps about the inplants made me feel comfortable so now I’m ready to get this ball rolling thanks Ashly u rock 🤟🏿🤟🏿

Mr jermaine

5/5
December 29, 2023
Ashley made me feel comfortable and told me everything I needed to no about my procedure she’s the best can’t wait to have my procedure done Ashley u rock🤘🏿