A healthy, beautiful smile starts here
Your smile is the key to your confidence!
Wouldn’t it be nice to feel confident about smiling freely when you meet someone for the first time? What would the next family photo look like if you could give it your best smile? When you’re living with misaligned teeth, these questions are always on your mind. While you may have considered straightening your teeth, the idea of wearing metal braces might also seem unappealing to you. Performance Dental Center can help!
Dr. Ribbens is a certified Invisalign provider, which means we use the number one maker of clear plastic aligners, Invisalign, to straighten your teeth with discretion.
Crooked Teeth and Oral Health
You may not even realize that your crooked teeth are also affecting your oral health. It’s much harder to properly brush and floss teeth that are crooked or overlap, and this can increase your risk for developing concerns like gum disease or tooth decay. A bite that is not correctly aligned could also be contributing to issues such as clenching, grinding, or pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint – a disorder known as TMJ.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners that should be worn at least 22 hours per day and changed every one or two weeks determined by your provider. The aligners fit snugly and apply gentle pressure to your teeth for gradual movement. They’re also virtually invisible so they don’t interfere with your normal daily activities.
Most Invisalign cases can be completed in 12 to 18 months, which makes it an ideal option for busy adult patients.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Besides being virtually invisible, Invisalign offers numerous other advantages for our patients.
Because the aligners are removable, you’ll be able to take them out for eating, brushing, and flossing, which means there are no restrictions to your diet or changes to your home care routine, as there would be with traditional braces. Invisalign typically requires fewer visits with Dr. Ribbens, which means no wasted time out of your busy schedule during your treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
If you are considering aligning your teeth, schedule a consultation at our practice. Dr. Ribbens can determine whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign with a thorough examination, x-rays, and photos of your teeth. He will use 3-D imaging to create your personalized treatment plan, and you’ll even be able to see what your beautiful new smile will look like before you start treatment. If Invisalign is not the right option for you, Dr. Ribbens is happy to discuss other treatment procedures for improving your smile.
Don’t let crooked teeth hold you back any longer; it’s time for you to achieve the smile of your dreams! If you’re ready to learn more about the possibilities for your smile, we encourage you to contact Performance Dental Center today.
Jameson Ribbens, DDS DDS
MEET OUR DOCTOR:
Dr. Ribbens is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and after dental school in Minneapolis set his sights on practicing along the beautiful Colorado front range. He completed his undergraduate degree in nutrition at the University of Minnesota before being accepted into their dental program. He began practicing dentistry in 2017 in Arvada, Colorado, and found us at Performance Dental Center in January of 2020. Dr. Ribbens is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Boulder Broomfield County Dental Society. His favorite thing about practicing ...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I get my teeth straighter without braces?
Dr. Sigman is an Invisalign certified provider, and really takes pride in helping people straighten their teeth without the hassle of normal braces. Invisalign aligners are clear trays worn over the teeth that gently help position your teeth into a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing alignment. Come see if you are an Invisalign candidate today!
Why is it important to straighten crooked teeth?
We are learning more and more every single day about the connection between your mouth and the rest of your body as a whole. We now have stark evidence of a link between patients with gum disease caused by difficult to clean, crooked teeth and other diseases like Diabetes, heart disease and even delivery of premature, low-birth-weight babies. Gone are the days where we believe oral health doesn’t affect the rest of your body.
In order to have a healthy body and a healthy mind, you must have a healthy mouth.